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India as Guest of Honour at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2019, will be held at the end of April 2019. India will be the Guest of Honour country at the fair.

 

Julian Assange of Wikileaks Arrested

The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange was arrested in London. He faces charges in the US for conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer network in 2010. He was in refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in Britain for seven years till his citizenship was suspended.

 

Cyclone Idai Death Toll on the Rise

According to the United Nations, Cyclone Idai is one of the deadliest storms on record in the southern hemisphere. The death toll from the cyclone is now above 1,000.

 

British Prime Minister Expresses Regret over Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place on April 13, 1919. Troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired into a crowd of Indians in Jallianwala Bagh of Amritsar, Punjab. British PM Theresa May reiterated her government's long-standing expression of deep regret over the incident.

 

Pakistan Issues Visas to Indian Sikhs for Baisakhi

Pakistan has issued 2,200 visas to Indian pilgrims who wish to attend the Baisakhi celebrations in various Sikh shrines in Pakistan from April 12 - April 21, 2019.

 

Abdelkader Bensalah, The Interim President of Algeria

 

The Algerian parliament confirmed Abdelkader Bensalah as the new interim president of the country on April 9, 2019. This gives Algeria a new president for the first time in 20 years. Bensalah was appointed after the ailing former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on April 2, 2019.

 

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