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India rejects Snowden's request seeking political asylum

India turned down USA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s request seeking political asylum. The Indian Embassy in Moscow had received a communication containing a request for asylum. Earlier, Snowden, currently sheltered in the transit zone of Moscow airport, has sought asylum in 20 countries, including India. These asylum requests have been filed by Sarah Harrison, legal advisor of WikiLeaks in the matter of ..

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India, Austria ink Social Security Agreement

India signed a Social Security pact with Austria. As per the pact, the Indian professionals working in Austria would be exempted from paying the social security contribution of the country, if such payments are already made in India. This agreement would also enhance cooperation in labor market expansion in Austria which has more than 17000 ..

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Five New Non-Permanent Member Countries on UNSC

The UN General Assembly elected five new non-permanent members to the Security Council. The New Members are:     1. South Korea 2. Luxembourg 3. Argentina 4. Australia 5. Rwanda The newly elected member countries will have 2-year term in UN body that will begin on January 1, 2013. The members which will be replaced are Colombia, ..

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Persons in News: Felix Baumgartner

First Skydiver to break Sound  barrier Austrian skydiver  Felix Baumgartner: 1) The first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 1,342 km/h. 2) He also broke the record for the highest ever freefall, after he jumped from a balloon 39 kilometers above New Mexico.

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