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UN resolution on safeguarding religious sites

The United Nations General Assembly recently adopted a resolution on safeguarding religious sites across the world. The resolution was titled “Promoting a culture of peace and tolerance to safeguard religious sites”. India supports the resolution. Key Features of the Resolution The resolution condemns offences against religious sites and symbols. It rejects the use of violence ..

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First Anniversary of Kartarpur Corridor celebrated

The Pakistan Gurudwara body, PSGPC (Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee) is to celebrate the first anniversary of the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor. The Corridor connects Dera Baba Nanak in India with Gurudwara Darbar Sahib. Key Highlights The corridor is closed from Indian side due to COVID-19 pandemic. Every year, around 3000 people from India reach ..

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Duarte Pacheco elected as new President of Inter Parliamentary Union

On November 2, 2020, Duarte Pacheco was elected as the new President of Inter Parliamentary Union. He will serve as the president of the union between 2020 and 2023. India was represented by the Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla at the session. The previous president of the Inter Parliamentary Union was Mexican MP Gabriela ..

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India attends SAARC Foreign Ministers Informal Summit

On September 24, 2020, the external Affairs Minister S Jaishankar attended the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation Foreign Ministers Informal meet virtually. During the meet, it was highlighted that SAARC should overcome cross border terrorism, blocking of connectivity and obstruction in trade. These three are currently considered the three greatest challenges of SAARC grouping. ..

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Pakistan moves 20,000 soldiers to LoC

The Pakistan Army recently moved 20,000 soldiers to the Gilgit-Baltistan region. The army is to deploy them along Line of Control. This is being done to match Chinese deployments along Line of Actual Control. Highlights The level of troops moved by Pakistan is more than what the country did after Balakot air strikes. The build ..

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First Hindu Temple in Islamabad

On June 24, 2020, Pakistan began its construction of first Hindu temple in Islamabad. The estimated construction cost of the temple is Rs 10 crore. Highlights The temple dedicated to Lord Krishna is to be constructed in the Pakistan soil. It is considered as the first Hindu temple in Islamabad. The ground breaking ceremony for ..

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