Neil Basu: Indian-origin UK officer appointed new Chief of Scotland Yard’s Counter-terrorism Unit
Senior Indian-origin Scotland Yard officer Neil Basu became first person of Asian heritage to be appointed as Counterterrorism Chief.

He will take charge as Scotland Yard’s National Lead for Counter Terrorism (CT) and Head of Met Poli More..

Saudi Arabia allows women to open business without male consent
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on February 15, 2018 announced a major policy change by allowing women to open their own businesses without the need of showing consent from a husband or male relative.

The announcement was made by the count More..

KP Sharma Oli sworn in as Nepal’s Prime Minister
KP Sharma Oli was sworn in as Nepal’s prime minister for the second time. He is the 41st prime minister of Nepal. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Bidya Devi Bhandari. He is known for his pro-China stance and had served More..

Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s President
South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma (75) has resigned for the office. He announced the decision after ruling African National Congress (ANC) party threatened to eject him from office via parliamentary vote of no confidence.

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Tanzania withdraws from UN refugee programme
Tanzania has announced its withdrawal of United Nation’s “Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework”citing security reasons and lack of funds. Tanzania has long been considered as safe ha More..

US Senate confirms Jerome H Powell as Chairman of Federal Reserve
The United States Senate on January 24, 2018 confirmed the appointment of Jerome H Powell as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States. 


China invites Latin America to take part in 'One Belt, One Road'
China on January 22, 2018 invited Latin American and Caribbean countries to join its ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, as part of an agreement to deepen economic and political cooperation in a region where US influence is historically strong.
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UK appoints 'Minister for loneliness'
The Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Theresa May on 17 January 2018 announced the appointment of Sports minister Tracey Crouch as the country’s first ‘Minister for loneliness’.

The move has been made to tackle the isolation felt by mo More..

US suspends security aid to Pakistan
The United States of America announced on 4 January 2018 that it has suspended over 1 billion US dollar security assistance to Pakistan, accusing the nation of harbouring terror groups like the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network within its border More..

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