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Hong Kong Protesters March Again

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


US’ Curbs On Trade With Iran Affects Indo-Afghan Trade

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The Finance Minister announced the slashing of allocation for Iran’s Chabahar port during the budget speech on 5th July, 2019.


India Gets NATO-ally Like Status By US Senate

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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.


Asia-Pacific Group Supports India’s UNSC Non-permanent Membership

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India was unanimously supported by the Asia-Pacific group for its candidature of UN Security Council’s (UNSC) non-permanent membership.


India Enjoys GSP Benefits From Other Countries

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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

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


UN Report Finds Saudi Crown Prince Linked To Khashoggi Killing

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UN experts on 19 June, reported credible evidence to link Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


UNICEF Report On Sanitation, Drinking Water And Hygiene

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On 18th June, a Joint Monitoring Programme Report by UN organizations on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene has been released by the UNICEF.


One Health Concept

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The World Organization of Animal Health, commonly known as OIE (an abbreviation of its French title), summarises the One Health concept as “human health and animal health are interdependent and bound to the health of the ecosystems in which they exist.


India’s Retaliatory Tariffs On US

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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.


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