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Hong Kong Protesters March Again

On 6th July 2019, protesters in Hong Kong continued their march and advocacy against the controversial Extradition Bill.

India Gets NATO-ally Like Status By US Senate

The U.S. Senate in the last week of June 2019 has passed a legislative provision that brings India at par with America’s NATO allies.

India Enjoys GSP Benefits From Other Countries

Even after US withdrawal of Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) benefits to India, the country continues to enjoy GSP benefits from other countries.

Iran Shoots Down US Spy Drone

Iran on 20th June 2019, shot down a U.S. spy drone near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

India’s Retaliatory Tariffs On US

Why is it in News?

The Commerce Ministry revealed on 14th June, that India has decided to slap retaliatory tariffs on 29 goods imported from the U.S. from June 16 onwards.

Iran Accelerates Uranium Enrichment

Why is it in News?

  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reported that Iran was now producing more enriched uranium than before, but it was not clear when it might reach stockpile limits set in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • IAEA is the UN agency which is responsible for monitoring Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA nuclear deal signed between Iran, US and European countries like Russia, Germany, France and UK in 2015.

Source : The Hindu

US – Iran Relations

Why is it in News?

The US on 15th May instructed all non-emergency staff to pull out of its embassy in Baghdad, Iraq and consulate in Arbil as tensions between the US and Iran is rising. Arbil is the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital, in northern Iraq.

Source : TH

Issuance Of Green Cards In US

Why is it in News?

The US President announced on 16th May changes to the way green cards are allocated and introduced a new points-based (merit-based) system of allocation of cards.

Source : TH

Iran Crude Imports To India

Why is it in News?

Indian External Affairs Minister has conveyed to Iran’s visiting Foreign Minister that India will take a call on purchase of Iranian energy keeping in mind the commercial considerations, energy security and economic interests.

Source : TH

Retaliatory Sanctions On USA

Why is it in News?

  • China announced on 14th May that it would increase tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods from June 1, in response to the recent round of U.S. tariff hikes and its plans to target nearly all Chinese imports.

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