Afghanistan Current Affairs - 2019

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Bulletin: India delivers First Pair of Mi-24 helicopters to Afghanistan

India recently handed over two Mi-24 attack helicopters to Afghanistan. The helicopters were formally handed over by Indian Ambassador to the acting Minister of National Defence of Afghanistan at Kabul Air Force base. Key Highlights Background: Under a tripartite agreement in 2018, India had agreed to finance purchase of four attack helicopter from Belarus and Read More…

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BRO Celebrates 59th Raising Day on May 7

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) was formed on on 7 May 1960, with primary goal of securing India’s borders and developing infrastructure in remote areas of India’s north and north eastern states. On 7 May 2019 BRO celebrated its 59th Raising Day (foundation day). About BRO It is a leading road construction agency under Ministry Read More…

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Afghans call for ceasefire as “Loya Jirga” Peace Summit wraps up

Afghanistan on 29 April 2019 convened rare “Loya Jirga”, a four day long grand assembly or massive meeting for delegates from across country to discuss war and efforts of United States to forge a peace deal with Taliban. At the end of huge peace summit in Kabul, Afghan officials called for immediate and permanent ceasefire. Read More…

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PM Narendra Modi Honoured with Order of St Andrew the Apostle

Russia has awarded PM Narendra Modi with ‘Order of St Andrew the Apostle’ to PM Narendra Modi for promoting the bilateral special and privileged strategic partnership. The statement by the Russian Government has stated that Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi was decorated with the Order of St Andrew the Apostle – the highest state Read More…

Month:  Categories: Awards & HonoursUPSC

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Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year for 2018

The Wisden has named  Virat Kohli as the Leading Cricketer of the Year for 2018. Wisden Cricketer of the Year Indian Skipper Virat Kohli is joined by Tammy Beaumont, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Rory Burns. Indian player Smriti Mandhana bagged the Women’s Leading Cricketer of the Year. Rashid Khan of Afghanistan bagged the Leading T20 Read More…

Month:  Categories: Sports & Games

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2019 Global Report on Food Crises

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) makes the following observations in the 2019 Global Report on Food Crises report: More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced “acute hunger” last year because of wars and climate disasters, with Africa the worst-hit region. Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan and Syria were among the eight Read More…

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Syrian Democratic Forces defeats Islamic State group

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) backed by the US has defeated the Daesh [ISIS] by capturing the final shred of the territory of Baghouz in Syria. The forces have declared the end of the self-declared “caliphate” that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria. Even though the U.S.-backed forces have retaken nearly all the small Read More…

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