World Current Affairs - 2019

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SC cancels licences of 214 coal blocks

SC in a landmark judgement has cancelled 214 coal blocks issued since 1993 to bring in more transparency in the system. The apex court has granted a 6-month window to companies involved in the businesses to wind up their operations. In addition the companies will be required to pay Rs. 295 per tonne of coal Read More…

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Coalition forces start offensive against ISIS

US coalition forces against ISIS have started with the first round of airstrikes against the brutal militant group and its hideouts. The battle as the commanders have put it will only become more hard and prolonged as the militants have started to take shelter in populated civilian areas. The coalition forces have come prepared for Read More…

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Yemen signs ceasefire agreement with rebels

Yemenese President Abdurabu Hadi along with representative of the major political parties have signed a ceasefire agreement with the Houthi rebels. The ceasefire will peace to the disturbed region. The deal which was brokered by UN will put an end to the conflict and protests led by the Houthi faction which had brought life in Read More…

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NASA Maven enters MARS orbit

MAVEN Spacecraft has entered MARS orbit. MAVEN which stands for- the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution craft is yet another feather in the cap of the NASA. MAVEN is the first spacecraft of its type to study the upper Martian atmosphere. MAVEN has achieved the success after a 10-month journey around the red planet. It Read More…

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John Key wins third time

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key emerged victorious for the thirds consecutive win in the general election. John Key who belongs to the National Party had won 48% votes as compared to David Cunliffe from Labour Party which could only win 25 % votes. The election is being regarded as the worst loss for the Read More…

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Ukraine and Rebels agree to a buffer zone

In a strategic deal. Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have signed a deal which will let an area between the two territories completely disarmed and pull-out all fighters and weapons from there. There has been a ceasefire between the two sides in the Minsk agreement. The outcome which will be quite significant to ensure peace Read More…

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Turkish Kurds join battle against ISIS

Syrian Kurdish town of Ayn al-Arab which is facing high levels of unrest as they are battling their survival against ISIS militants who have surrounded the town on three sides, the fourth of which lies next to the Turkish border. The town is seen full of Turkish Kurds who have come to fight and drive Read More…

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