Egypt Current Affairs - 2019

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Referendum on Constitutional Amendments in Egypt

The Egyptians are voting for the constitutional amendments which were overwhelmingly approved by the Egyptian Parliament. Amendments Proposed The amendments extend presidential terms from four to six years. The amendments incorporate a transitional article which would give the “current president” the right to two new terms totalling 12 years. The president would be allowed to Read More…

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India’s Education Technology Start-Up Bags Global Tech Prize

India’s education technology startup ‘Dost Education’ has bagged a $25,000 Next Billion Edtech Prize 2019 along with two other winners from Tanzania and Egypt. Ubongo (Tanzania) and PraxiLabs (Egypt) were the other two winners. Dost Education Dost Education was awarded for its ability to empower parents to take charge of their child’s early education by Read More…

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World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief

As per the report of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, India has retained its position as the world’s top recipient of remittances (money sent back home by its nationals working abroad) in 2018. World Bank Report on Remittances Indian diaspora has sent $79 billion (approximately Rs 5.5 lakh crore) home. The Remittances grew Read More…

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AFINDEX-19

Africa-India Joint Field Training Exercise (AFINDEX-19) between the Indian Army and 16 African nations will be conducted in Pune from March 18 to 27. Features of AFINDEX-19 10 personnel, each from the participating nations from the African continent and personnel of Maratha Light Infantry of the Indian Army will participate in the joint exercise. The joint exercise would be held Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityUPSC

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Trends in International Arms Transfers 2018 Report: Key Facts

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has released the Trends in International Arms Transfers 2018 Report. The Key observations made in the report include: Russia’s arms export to India decreased by a whopping 42 per cent between 2014-18 and 2009-2013. Russia accounted for 58 per cent of total Indian arms imports in 2014-2018, compared Read More…

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Egypt’s el-Sissi Elected New Chairman of African Union

The President of Egypt Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi took over the chairmanship of African Union from Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda. African Union chairmen set agendas of issues to be addressed during their tenure of one-year. El-Sissi is expected to concentrate on security and financial reform. African Union The Heads of State and    Government of the Organisation of Read More…

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Indian Africa Field Training Exercise

Indian Africa Field Training Exercise (IAFTX) will be held at Aundh Military Station and College of Military Engineering, Pune from 18 March to 27 March 2019. The modalities for the IAFTEX were discussed in the conference held between 23-24 January 2019. The conference saw attendance from delegates of Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, South Africa, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityUPSC

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