Saudi Arabia lifts ban on movie theatres after 35 years
The kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that a resolution was passed on 11 December 2017 that lifted the decades-old ban on providing licenses to commercial movie theatres.

The decision will pave way for the opening of the country’s firs More..

Australian parliament passes same-sex marriage bill
To allow the same-sex marriage, the Australian Parliament voted for same-sex marriage bill with majority, following a bitter and divisive debate settled by the government polling voters in a much-criticised ballot survey that strongly endorsed the ch More..

US President recognises Jerusalem as capital of Israel, promises to move US embassy
The President of United States on 6 December 2017 recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, keeping with his long overdue campaign promise.

Trump has also announced the plan of relocating the US embassy, which is currently based i More..

US Supreme Court allows full enforcement of President Trump's travel ban
The United States Supreme Court on 4 December 2017 ruled that the travel ban imposed on six Muslim countries by President Donald Trump can now go fully into effect. 

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US pulls out of UN’s migrant and refugee pact
The United States has withdrawn itself from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations deeming it ‘inconsistent’ with its policies.

The announcement was made by the US Mission to the United Nations More..

US, South Korea launch largest aerial drill amidst North Korean threat
The United States of America and South Korea launched their largest-ever joint aerial drill called ‘Vigilant Ace’ on 4 December 2017. It would conclude on 8 December 2017.

Around 12,000 US service members, including members of the Mari More..

Argentine submarine San Juan is missing in South Atlantic

A multinational armada of aircraft and vessels battled high winds and giant waves on Sunday as they scoured a patch of the south Atlantic for signs of a missing Argentine submarine. There has been no contact with the ARA San Juan, a German-built d More..

Google Doodle celebrates 151st Birthday of Cornelia Sorabji, India's first female advocate
Google Doodle on 15 November 2017 honoured Cornelia Sorabji, India's first female advocate, on her 151st Birthday. Sorabji was the first woman to graduate in law from India in 1892 and was the first Indian citizen to attend a British University.

Government to provide 100 foreign students full scholarship to study Ayurveda
The Union government has announced that it would be providing full scholarship to 100 non-Indian students if they study Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (Ayush) in any of the public institutions across India.


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