Kabul Current Affairs, GK & News

WHO: Threefold rise in trauma cases in Afghanistan

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there has been more than threefold rise in number of trauma cases in Afghanistan. Highlights WHO urged that, delivery of lifesaving aid and medical supplies to Afghans must not be cut. As per WHO, 70 WHO-supported medical facilities across Afghanistan treated some 14,000 conflict-related cases in the month ..

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Who are the Taliban?

On August 15, 2021, the fundamentalist Islamic force called the Taliban entered Kabul after gaining control over much of the country following the withdrawal of US troops. Highlights Taliban had ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001 when US troops toppled. This group had sheltered Osama bin Laden as he planned the 9/11 attack of 2001. ..

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India to build Shahtoot dam in Afghanistan

The Union Minister of External Affairs Shri S Jaishankar recently announced at the Geneva Donors conference that India is to construct the Shahtoot Dam across the Maidan river, a tributary of river Kabul in Afghanistan. The negotiations to build the dam across the river began in 2016. In 2016, India had funded for the Salma ..

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Islamic State claims responsible for Gunmen attack in Sikh Gurudwara, Kabul

On March 25, 2020, 11 people were killed in a terror attack that targeted a “Dharmashala” in Kabul. The Dharamshala is reported to have sizeable number of Hindu and Sikh minorities. The Islamic State Organization has claimed to take responsibility to the attack. Highlights Around 150 were praying in the Gurudwara when it was attacked. ..

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Afghans call for ceasefire as "Loya Jirga" Peace Summit wraps up

Afghanistan on 29 April 2019 convened rare “Loya Jirga”, a four day long grand assembly or massive meeting for delegates from across country to discuss war and efforts of United States to forge a peace deal with Taliban. At the end of huge peace summit in Kabul, Afghan officials called for immediate and permanent ceasefire. ..

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