Greece Current Affairs - 2019

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US to End Sanctions Waivers to India

Reports suggest that the US could terminate the sanctions waivers it granted to some importers of Iranian oil after it re-imposed sanctions on Iran last year. Ending of Sanction Waiver Reports indicate that the US has already communicated to seven countries viz. Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Italy, Greece, China and India- that they will no longer Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalUPSC

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Three-person Baby Boy Born in Greece

A team of doctors from Greece and Spain have reported the birth of a baby using DNA from three people. The baby boy has inherited the genetic material from two women and a man. How did the new IVF method work? Doctors used an egg from the infertile mother, the father’s sperm and another woman’s Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & TechnologyUPSC

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Macedonia renamed as the Republic of Northern Macedonia

The Parliament of Macedonia has passed the resolution to amend the constitution of the country to rename it as the Republic of Northern Macedonia. The opposition parties had boycotted the vote and the proposal narrowly got the two-thirds majority vote required for the constitutional amendment. The renaming is in line with a landmark agreement with Greece to end Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Greece, Suriname, Cuba: President Ramnath Kovind to embark on three nation tour

President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on three nation official tour to Greece, Suriname and Cuba from 16 to 22 June 2018. Greece will be first leg of the visit followed by Suriname and Cuba. President will be accompanied by large delegation including Minister of State for Steel Vishnu Deo Sai. Key Facts Greece: President Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Alexis Tsipras sworn-in as Prime Minister of Greece

Alexis Tsipras of left wing Syriza party has sworn in as the Prime Minister of Greece. He was administered oath to the office by the President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. It is second time, Alexis Tsipras has sworn in as the PM of Greece. Earlier in January 2015, he had sworn in for first becoming youngest PM of Greece Read More…

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Alexis Tsipras led left-wing Syriza party wins Greece General Election

Alexis Tsipras led left-wing Syriza party has emerged as the largest party in the general (snap) elections to the Greece’s Parliament. In this election, Syriza party won 144 seats in the 300 seat Parliament by securing 35 percent of total votes. While the Conservative New Democracy Party has emerged second largest party by winning 75 Read More…

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Vassiliki Thanou sworn in as first female Prime Minister of Greece

President of Greece’s Supreme Court Vassiliki Thanou has been appointed as the first female Prime Minister of the heavily indebted country which is center of Eurozone crisis. She was sworn in as head of a caretaker government that will lead nation until next snap election which is scheduled to be held in September 2015. Background She Read More…

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