Iraq Current Affairs - 2019

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Islamic State for first time claims ‘Province’ in India

The Islamic State (or IS, a Salafi jihadist militant group) for the first time has claimed that it has established a “province” in India. Although, ISIS began claiming attacks against Indian security forces in Kashmir since November 2017 but without any branch affiliation. About the Claims New ‘province’: claimed by Islamic State (IS) is called Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Iraq remains India’s top supplier of Crude Oil in 2019

According to data released by Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCI&S), Iraq remains India’s top crude oil supplier for second year in a row. Key Highlights of India’s Oil import Data India is world’s third largest importer of crude oil (7% of total crude oil imports) after China (world’s largest importer with 20.2% Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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India to stop Importing Crude Oil from Iran

In the backdrop of the US refusal to extend the sanctions waiver for India to import crude from Iran, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has taken steps necessary steps to end the imports from Iran. Even though India has urged the US to restore the sanction waivers it has decided to not to Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & BankingUPSC

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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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Japan donates $69 million to the United Nations World Food Programme

Japan has donated $69 million to the United Nations World Food Programme to provide vital aid to 28 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, with the biggest shares of the money being earmarked for Yemen and Iraq. World Food Programme World Food Programme is a leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance Read More…

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Mercer Quality of Living Ranking 2019

The Quality of Living Index 2019 was released by the Consulting Agency Mercer. The index was based on the data analysed between September and November 2018. The index ranks 231 cities. Quality of Living Index 2019 Austrian capital Vienna tops the Mercer’s index of most liveable cities for the 10th year in a row. Vienna Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalUPSC

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Henley Passport Index

The Henley Passport Index measures the access each country’s travel document affords. The Index is based on the data provided by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) and covers 199 passports and 227 travel destinations. Ranking of the Jurisdictions The Rankings of the jurisdictions based on the rankings in the Henley Passport Index are: Japan Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalReports & IndicesUPSC

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