GK Updates May 23rd 2014

Published on Friday, May 23, 2014
Heavily armed gunmen attack Indian consulate in Herat, Afghanistan; staff safe

The Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province was attacked this morning by heavily armed gunmen.

Poor poll performance: Cong dissolves district, block committees in Delhi; SP its 15 states working committees

Congress has dissolved its all 14 district committees and 140 block committees in Delhi with immediate effect in the wake of the party's poor performance.

Jitan Ram Manjhi government to seek trust vote in Bihar today

In Bihar, the new Janata Dal United, JD(U) government headed by Jitan Ram Manjhi will seek the trust vote today.

HC pulls up Centre, Delhi govt for failure to create mass awareness against sexual offences

Delhi High Court has pulled up the Centre and the city government for their approach in creating mass awareness against sexual offences concerning child and women.It said, the authorities dealt with the matter with insensitivity and apathy.

Modi swearing-in ceremony: 6 SAARC countries to attend; Pak yet to confirm Nawaz participation

The confirmation from the Pakistan side on whether Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attends the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister to be held on Monday is still awaited while others Six SAARC countries have already confirmed their participation.External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, Prime Minister of BhutanTshering Tobgay, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Maldives President Abdulla Yameen will attend the ceremony.

32 people killed in three attacks on Shiite Muslim pilgrims in Iraq

In Iraq, 32 people were killed in three attacks on Shiite Muslim pilgrims in Baghdad.The attackers defied a shutdown of major roadways for Shiite religious faithfuls who were heading to the Imam Kadhim shrine in Kadhimiya in western Baghdad to commemorate the death of the Shiite saint.

EU ban: UK holds talks with stakeholders to lift EU ban on Indian mangoes

The British government held talks with all the stakeholders to help in lifting the European Union ban on the import of Indian mangoes before the sanctioned date of December next year.

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