Erdogan continues post-coup purge

Turkish authorities moved to widen their purge of perceived opponents by removing thousands of police officers from their posts, part of the crackdown that followed a failed military coup that was aimed at toppling the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Interior Ministry fired nearly 9,000 police officers. That followed the arrests of 7,500

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Panama agrees to sign tax treaty

Panama has agreed to sign the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, which the Indian agencies believe will help them expedite investigations into the “Panama papers” recently made public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Benefit to India India is among the 98 countries and jurisdictions that have already joined the

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Highlights of PM Tanzania Visit

1. The two leaders , Indian PM and Nigerian President agreed to work closely, bilaterally, regionally and globally to combat the twin threats of terrorism and climate change. 2. The two sides signed an agreement under which India would provide a Line of Credit of $ 92 million for rehabilitation and improvement of Zanzibar’s water

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Chilcot Inquiry committee report (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II, Topic: Important international events)

Findings of the Inquiry Committee 1. The first is that the judgments of the severity of the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction were “presented [to the British Parliament] with a certainty that was not justified”. Mr. Blair, in a misleading statement to Parliament in September 2002, had warned that the-then Iraqi President

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Dhaka Terorrist Attack (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II and III, Topic : IS in neighbourhood)

About the terrorist attackArmed militants killed 20 civilians including an Indian after taking them hostage in a Bangladesh cafe . A total of 18 people were rescued from the restaurant. Heavily-armed commandos stormed the popular Dhaka eatery in the diplomatic enclave and killed militants who had been holding many people, including foreigners, captive for over

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Brexit Vote: UK decides to leave EU

Brexit Vote: UK decides to leave EU The United Kingdom opted to leave the European Union in a closely-fought referendum. The ‘Leave’ side won decisively with 52 per cent of the vote in the high-turnout vote. This is the second referendum on Britain’s relationship with the European project. In 1975, in a referendum on whether

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