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MBA GK Updates Mar 24 - Mar 29 2018

TestFunda ,  04-Apr-18
U.S. expels 60 Russian diplomats, orders closure of Seattle consulate
World > US > March 26

The United States on Monday expelled 60 Russian officials and ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, as bilateral ties between the nuclear powers continue to deteriorate over poisoning an ex-spy in Britain. Of the 60 officials being asked to leave, 48 are posted at the Russian embassy and 12 areat the Russian mission to the United Nations in New York. U.S administration officials said Russian officials and their families have been given seven days to leave the U.S. 

Trump fundraiser secretly backed UAE agenda in Congress
World > US > March 26

An AP investigation has found that a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump received millions of dollars from a political adviser to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) before he began making political donations to U.S. lawmakers considering legislation targeting the UAE’s chief rival in the Persian Gulf, Qatar.

Sri Lanka shifts May Day to May 7
World > Sri Lanka > March 29

The Sri Lankan government has decided to postpone International Workers’ Day events from May 1 to May 7 this year, to avoid an overlap with the Buddhist festival of Vesak.

UK MPs demand Zuckerberg testify
World > Zuckerberg > March 26

British MPs renewed a demand on Tuesday to interview Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg over a data privacy row that has rocked the social media giant, after he responded to an earlier request by offering to send one of his deputies.

Lok Sabha fails to address no-confidence notices
India > Lok Sabha > March 28

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the Lok Sabha yet again, amid protests in the Well of the House. She said she had received no-confidence notices from Thota Narasimham, Mallikarjuna Kharge, Mohammad Salim, Jaydev Galla and others but required the House to be in order to be able to proceed.

Deadline for linking Aadhaar with welfare schemes extended to June 30
India > Aadhaar Linking > March 28

The government on March 28 extended by three months the deadline of March 31 for linking Aadhaar with welfare schemes, where benefits are transferred to citizens from the Consolidated Fund of India.

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