Rahul Doshi crowned as ‘Child Genius’ in UK
A 12-year-old Indian-origin boy, Rahul Doshi, on 20 August 2017 was crowned as the UK’s ‘Child Genius’ in a popular television quiz competition.

Rahul Doshi, who a few days a back became an overnight sensation after answering all quest More..

Saudi Arabia's King orders border to be reopened for Qatari pilgrims
King Salman of Saudi Arabia has ordered the country’s border with Qatar to be reopened in order to allow Qatari pilgrims to carry out their annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

The move represents the first forward step ever since Saudi Ar More..

United States designates Pakistan based terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen as Terrorist Organisation
The United States State Department in August 2017 designated Pakistan based terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation.

The US decision came nearly two months after adding the group's Pakistan-based chief&nb More..

Britain seeks invisible border for Northern Ireland in Brexit negotiations
The British government has sought to not have any border posts between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit.

Britain, as a part of its negotiations with the European Union on its exit, said that it wanted a More..

World Health Organisation declares Somalia free of polio
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on 13 August 2017 declared Somalia free of polio. The UN health agency announced that it had not recorded any case of polio disease in Somalia in the last three years.

The declaration by WHO keeps So More..

Venezuela’s new Constituent Assembly declares itself superior to all other government bodies
The newly-established Constitutional Assembly of Venezuela announced itself superior to all other governmental institutions, including the opposition-controlled congress.

The Assembly approved a decree on 8 August 2017 that obliges oth More..

Chhaupadi, a Hindu custom linked to menstruating women, criminalized in Nepal
Nepal’s Parliament on 9 August 2017 unanimously passed a law that criminalises an ancient practice called Chhaupadi that banishes women from home during mensuration and after childbirth.

The new law stipulates a three-month jail senten More..

Citizens of 80 countries including India can now enter Qatar without visa
The Qatari government on 9 August 2017 announced that citizens belonging to 80 countries including India, Canada, US and UK can now enter Qatar without the need of applying for a visa.

The Qatari officials stated in a release that Citi More..

Earthquake of magnitude 7 on Richter scale struck China
A high-intensity earthquake of magnitude 7 on the Richter scale struck China on 8 August 2017. The quake that struck a remote, mountainous part of Sichuan province has claimed lives of at least 19 people, including six tourists, and injured about 250 More..

Indian-American Dilip Chauhan appointed as Deputy Comptroller for Minority Affairs in New York
Indian-American Dilip Chauhan was on 8 August 2017 appointed as the Deputy Comptroller for Minority Affairs of Nassau County, New York. He was nominated for the post by Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos.

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