Motihari-Amlekhgunj Oil Pipeline ready for commercial operation
The landmark Motihari-Amlekhgunj Petroleum Products Pipeline between India and Nepal is now completed and is ready for commercial operation. The testing transfer of the pipeline was successfully completed by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and Nepal Oil More..

US slaps sanctions against Myanmar’s military chief for killing of Rohingya Muslims
The United States of America has slapped sanctions against Myanmar’s Military Chief Min Aung Hlaing and three other top officers for gross human rights violations, including killing of Rohingya Muslims. The announcement in this regard was made b More..

Alan Turing: WW-II Code-breaker to appear on U.K.’s new £50 bank note
Alan Turing, the code-breaker during World War II has been chosen by Bank of England to feature on Britain’s new £50 note. The £50 note will be the last of Bank of England collection to switch from paper to polymer and is due to enter circulatio More..

International arbitration court imposes $5 billion penalty Pakistan
International Arbitration Court has imposed over $5 billion penalty on Pakistan for unlawful denial of a mining lease to a company called Tethyan Copper Company for Reko Diq project in 2011. This penalty on cash-strapped Pakistan is one of the b More..

Gafa Tax: France to levy 3% tax on Internet giants
The French parliament approved a law dubbed as Gafa Tax (an acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon), the legislation will impose a 3% levy on sales generated in More..

France to impose green tax on plane tickets from 2020
The French government is set to impose tax of up to €18 on plane tickets for all flights from airports in France. It is aimed to fund less-polluting transportation projects.

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New Zealand bans Single-Use Plastic shopping bags
New Zealand has officially banned single-use plastic shopping bags with effect from 1 July 2019. It has also introduced hefty fines for businesses that continue to provide them. As per United More..

Donald Trump becomes 1st sitting US president to enter North Korea
United States President Donald Trump became 1st sitting US president to set foot in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (or North Korea) when he met its leader, Kim Jong Un, in Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North Korea and South Korea.

Council of Europe restores Voting Rights of Russia
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe at Strasbourg (France) has voted in favour of restoring Russia’s voting rights, 5 years after they were revoked over its illegal annexation of Crimean Peninsula.


Russia extends ban on EU Food Imports until end of 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed a decree for extending Moscow’s embargo on food products being imported from the European Union (EU) to the end of 2020. This decision was in continuation of Russia’s s retaliation against sanctio More..

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