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International Relations: Maldives tells OIC it won’t back move against India

Maldives tells OIC it won’t back move against India Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Maldives stood by the side of India and told the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that it would not support any action by the OIC which singled out India. News Summary: Maldives, a member-state of OIC, has taken a …

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Govt nod mandatory for FDI from neighboring countries

Govt amended FDI Policies Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The government has amended its foreign direct investment (FDI) policy to put a blanket ban on investments through the automatic route by entities from countries that share a border with India. The move has been construed as being aimed at Chinese investors as such …

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India’s GDP growth may plunge to 1.5-2.8%: WB

GDP of India may slowdown – World Bank Approx Read Time: 7 minutes In News: GDP of India According to the recently released World Bank’s South Asia Economic Focus report, India and other South Asian countries are likely to record their worst growth performance in four decades this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. World …

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At last, Pak contributes to SAARC fund but India is not impressed

Pak contributes to SAARC fund but India is not impressed Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: After Pakistan announced $3 million for SAARC Covid-19 Emergency Fund with certain conditions. India said the degree of seriousness of each SAARC member-nation in collectively fighting COVID-19 can be gauged by their behaviour. News Summary: Pakistan has also …

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Concern: Seizure of Afghan meth on high seas

Seizure of Afghan meth on high seas Approx Read Time: 6 minutes  About: Methamphetamine Methamphetamine is also known as meth, crystal, glass, ice, speed and shards. It is a psychostimulant “party” drug. It is much cheaper and highly addictive compared to cocaine. Its effect may last for over 12 hours. In contrast, heroin is a …

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