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Rupee for first time hit historic low of Rs. 70 mark against US dollar

Indian rupee for first time in history plunged to record low of Rs. 70.07 against US dollar on 14 August 2018. However, it recovered later at around Rs. 69.84 after heavy intervention by Reserve Bank of India (RBI). This sudden deprecation of rupee is similar to fall of other currencies of emerging markets triggered by ..

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Emergency Summit of OIC held in Istanbul to discuss Israel-Palestine violence

The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held extraordinary summit in Istanbul, Turkey to discuss recent Israeli violence against Palestinian protesters in Gaza Strip. The summit was convened at the invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. It condemned massacre of Peaceful Palestinian civilian protestors by the Israeli forces as well as on the official ..

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What is the name of the city that lies in two continents?

Istanbul which is a major city in Turkey lies in two continents. Portion of Istanbul lies in Europe and other portion lies in Asia. European and Asian parts of Istanbul are separated by a strait known as Bosphorous strait. Historically, Istanbul is known as Constantinople and Byzantium.

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Russia, Turkey and Iran Sign Deal on Safe Zones in Syria

Russia and Iran which are allies of the Syrian regime as well as the rebel supporter Turkey signed a Russia-backed plan for creating safe zones in Syria. The pact which was signed in the Kazakh capital Astana was meant to halt fighting in the war-torn Syria. However, the Syrian government and rebel delegations were not ..

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Turkey Referendum: President Erdogan wins sweeping powers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the referendum on granting him sweeping new powers by a clear majority. The “Yes” vote garnered by Erdogan was 51.36% and “No” was 48.64%. while the supporters of Erdogan has hailed the results, the two main opposition parties have challenged the results. New Constitution The draft of the new ..

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