వెనెజువెలాలో సంక్షోభం

వెనెజువెలా తీవ్ర సంక్షోభంలో మునిగిపోయింది. అధ్యక్షుడు నికోలస్‌ మడురోకు వ్యతిరేకంగా తిరగబడాలని అమెరికా మద్దతున్న విపక్ష నాయకుడు జువాన్‌ గ్వాడో దేశ సైన్యానికి పిల పునివ్వడంతో ఒక్కసారిగా వాతావరణం వేడెక్కింది. రాజధాని కరాకాస్‌లో తీవ్ర అల్లర్లు చెలరేగాయి. వీధుల్లోకి వచ్చి నిరసన ప్రదర్శనలు నిర్వహించాలని గ్వాడో సూచనలకు అనుగుణంగా ఆయన మద్దతుదారులు పెద్దఎత్తున ఆందోళనకు దిగారు. కఠినంగా వ్యవహరించాలని మడురో తన బలగాలను ఆదేశించడంతో సైన్యం కాల్పులు, బాష్పవాయు గోళాలు, నీటి ఫిరంగులతో ఆందోళనకారులను చెదరగొట్టింది. అమెరికా…

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World’s largest Ice Festival was held in China

World’s largest Ice Festival ‘International Ice and Snow Festival’ was held in Harbin, China. This is one of China’s coldest cities in the winter. It is the 34th annual Ice Festival in Harbin, north-east China. It features sculptures of Moscow’s Red Square and Bangkok’s Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

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Gemalto launches World’s first biometric card for contactless payments

Bank of Cyprus has selected Gemalto, an international digital security company to supply world’s first biometric payment card for both chip and contactless payments. These cards will use fingerprint recognition instead of a personal identification number (PIN) to authenticate the cardholder. For authentication, the cardholder will have to place his/her fingerprint on the sensor embedded…

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Iceland becomes first country to Legalise Equal Pay.

Iceland becomes the first country in the world to legalize equal pay between men and women. In Iceland now it will be illegal to pay men more than women for the work. Under the new rules, companies and government agencies employing at least 25 people will have to obtain government certification of their equal-pay policies.

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Pakistan approved the usage of Chinese currency, Yuan, for trade with China.

  The central bank of Pakistan approved the usage of Chinese currency, Yuan, for bilateral trade with China. This decision has been taken one day after US President Donald Trump announced stopping of all aid to Islamabad. This also indicates the growing bond between Pakistan and China. Now Pakistan and China might replace US dollar…

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6 Countries to enter UN Security Council

  Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, Peru, Poland and the Netherlands formally joined the ranks of the non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council to make a difference. The UN Security Council has 15 members, including five with permanent seats who have the power to veto resolutions – Britain, China, France, Russia and the…

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‘Harba’ missile is tested by the Pakistan Naval

Pakistan Naval successfully tested its indigenously built cruise missile ‘Harba’. The missile is capable of hitting its target from surface to surface and ground assault. The missile accurately hit its target signifying the impressive capabilities of Harbah Naval Weapon System

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Chinese Currency Yuan for Bilateral Trade & Investment Activities

  Pakistan allowed Chinese currency Yuan for exports and financing transactions. According to Pakistan, external affairs ministry, both public and private sector enterprises of Pakistan and China are free to choose Yuan for bilateral trade and investment activities. As per current foreign exchange regulations, Chinese Yuan is an approved foreign currency for denominating foreign currency…

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Israel withdraws from UNESCO

  Israel filed notice to withdraw from the UNESCO alongside the United States. Israel has blasted UNESCO in recent years over the organization’s criticism of Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem and its decision to grant full membership to Palestine in 2011. Israel was the member of UNESCO since 1949. Both Israel and the US have…

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The mini-ministerial meeting of WTO members

  The mini-ministerial meeting of WTO members from both rich and developing nations is proposed to be hosted by India in February 2018 to revitalize the multi-lateral trade body. The objective of the meeting is to discuss ways to revitalise the WTO, which is the best available multilateral institution to ensure predictable and transparent system…

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