Continents: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Boubou Cisse is the newly appointed as Prime Minister of Mali

In Mali, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has recently announced the new government of 37 members under Prime Minister Boubou Cisse after its predecessor resigned last month. Last week, Cisse signed a pact with opposition and majority party representatives declaring their willingness to set up a politically-inclusive new government. Cisse’s predecessor Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga and his ..

Bandana sets a new Guinness World Record on ‘Longest Dancing Marathon by an Individual’

A Nepali teenager, Bandana Nepal (18) has set a new Guinness World Record on ‘Longest Dancing Marathon by an Individual’ by dancing continuously for 126 hours (over 5 days). She received the official confirmation from the Guinness Records on 3rd May 2019. Bandana set the record by doing a solo dance on Nepali music for ..

Sri Lanka: 15 dead in gun-battle with Islamists

In a fierce overnight battle between Sri Lankan troops and the suspected Islamic State militants as the search operations were underway, at least 15 people were killed including 6 children and 3 women. The whole incident took place along the east coast of Sri Lanka after about six days of the suicide bombing on Easter ..

Clashes intensify in Libya, UN raises aid alarm

The fighting in and around the capital city of Tripoli has intensified and is not likely to abate in the near future. There are growing fears of it taking shape of a full-blown civil war. The UN envoy to the country, Maria do Valle, has raised an alarm about the possible shortages of aid and ..

$100 million pledged by the Arab League for Palestinian Authority

The Arab League has pledged a sum of $100m a month for the Palestinian Authority for plugging the gap which has been created due to the blockade of the tax transfers by Israel earlier in the year. It has been confirmed by the governments of various Arab states that they will support the state budget ..