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Security OF D8 leaders a major concern for Pakistan

For Pakistan, who is hosting D8 summit, security of the group’s leaders has become a major challenge amid increasing incidents of suicide attacks.

What is D8?

  • D8 or Developing 8 is the group of 8 developing nations with large Muslim populations that have formed an economic development alliance.
  • Members: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.

Objectives: To improve member states’ position in the global economy, diversify and create new opportunities in trade relations, enhance participation in decision-making at international level, and improve standards of living.

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Jet Airways may get approval to join Star Alliance

Jet Airways may get nod from Civil Aviation to join the Star Alliance with state-owned Air India.

What is Star Alliance?

Star Alliance is the world’s first and largest global airline alliance, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was founded in 1997 by five founding airlines, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, and United Airlines. Star Alliance has since expanded and now has 28 member airlines with more than 21,100 daily departures combined. These flights reach 1,356 airports in 193 countries, with an annual passenger number of 678.5 million.

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