Muslims forced to eat pork, drink alcohol in Chinese ‘Re-Education’ camps Current Affairs 

Muslims forced to eat pork, drink alcohol in Chinese ‘Re-Education’ camps

Beijing: Former prisoners of Chinese “re-education” camps for Muslims have revealed chilling details of methods employed by government agencies. Muslim inmates are reportedly forced to eat pork and drink alcohol as part of Beijing’s efforts to stifle dissent and ensure compliance with the central government. Nearly 1 million Chinese Muslims, mainly from the Xinjiang region are believed to have been detained in the camps. China’s Xianjing territory is home to around 21 million people, of which at least 11 million are Muslims. Speaking to the Washington Post, two former detainees…

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Except for some, Ramadan commences in India from Thursday Current Affairs 

Except for some, Ramadan commences in India from Thursday

Mumbai: The new moon has been sighted in various parts of India which commences the first day of Ramadan on Thursday. Whereas Jama Masjid Mumbai and Idara-e-Sharia Patna has announced Friday as the first day of Ramadan. “A special meeting of moon sighting was held today evening at New Delhi office of Imarat Shariah. The new moon was not sighted in Delhi. However, based on the reports of moon sighting received from various parts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, it is declared that Thursday May 17, 2018 will be…

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Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 results live Backed by Congress, JD(S) seeks governor appointment, BJP cries foul Current Affairs 

Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 results live | Backed by Congress, JD(S) seeks governor appointment, BJP cries foul

Bengaluru: After a bitterly fought electoral battle, The Bharatiya Janata Party has emerged as the single largest party in the Karnataka Assembly, but has fallen short of the halfway mark to form a government. In in a quick turn of events, the Congress announced it was willing to support the Janata Dal (Secular) in forming a government. Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was sent to Karntaka to deal with the situation, reached out to JD(S) chief and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda. Azad has said they will…

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Waseem Rizvi launches India’s first Shia Muslim political party Current Affairs 

Waseem Rizvi launches India’s first Shia Muslim political party

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh (UP) Shia Central Waqf Board chairperson, Waseem Rizvi, launched country’s first Shia Muslim political party called Indian Shia Awami League (ISAL) on Monday. The idea is to assert Shia identity and differentiate it from the Sunnis, said Rizvi adding “We are open to whichever party looks after the interest of the Shia community” ahead of the 2019 general elections. “This is a political party and it is but natural we will fight elections wherever we can. Presidents have been appointed in 16 states so far and…

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Former Maharashtra ATS chief Himanshu Roy, commits suicide Current Affairs 

Former Maharashtra ATS chief Himanshu Roy, commits suicide

Mumbai: Himanshu Roy, Additional Director General of Police (Establishment) and former Maharashtra ATS chief, committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver at his Malabar Hills residence in Mumbai on Friday. He was said to be suffering from cancer for last 3 years and had been on leave for around a year. According to reports, the senior officer put the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. He was bleeding when brought to Bombay Hospital where he was declared dead. Roy, a 1988 batch IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre,…

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Mahathir Mohamad led alliance won Malaysia elections, set to become world's oldest elected leader Current Affairs 

Mahathir Mohamad led alliance won Malaysia elections, set to become world’s oldest elected leader

Kuala Lumpur: In a stunning move, Malaysia’s former ruler Mahathir Mohamad,92, led opposition alliance won a majority in parliament ending the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition’s 60-year rule, which has been in power since independence in 1957. The opposition won 113 seats – one more than required for simple majority – and the BN has 79 in the 222-member parliament, according to official results announced on Thursday. Mahathir Mohamad ran Malaysia with an iron fist for more than two decades from 1981 until he stepped down in 2003, the country’s longest-serving…

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Muslim aspirants to get free UPSC coaching at state Haj houses Current Affairs 

Muslim aspirants to get free UPSC coaching at state Haj houses

New Delhi: After 51 Muslim candidates clear the civil services examination this year, the Haj Committee of India has decided to provide free UPSC coaching for Muslim aspirants across all states and union territories from the next year. UPSC civil services aspirants are being provided free coaching at the committee’s Mumbai-based headquarters for the last seven years. Two of the students who studied there were selected for the prestigious service this year. The Haj Committee of India had recently sent a proposal to the Minority Affairs Ministry about providing coaching…

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Former Indian Air Force chief Idris Hasan Latif dies who turned down Pakistan’s offer to join Air Force Current Affairs 

Former IAF Chief Idris Hasan Latif who turned down Pakistan’s offer to join Air Force dies at 94

Hyderabad: Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Idris Hasan Latif, who turned down the offer to join Pakistan Air Force after partition and rose to be the service chief, passed away on Monday in Hyderabad after a brief illness. He was 94. Air Chief Marshal Latif was appointed as the Chief of Air Staff on 31 August 1978 and he remained in saddle till 1981 when he retired. He subsequently served as the Indian Ambassador to France and the Governor of Maharashtra. Latif was born into a distinguished…

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UPSC 2017 results declared, 41 Muslims clears exams Current Affairs 

UPSC 2017 results declared, 51 Muslims clears exams

New Delhi: 51 Muslims have cleared Civil Service examinations 2017 which was conducted in the month of June. Saad Miya Khan topped the rank among Muslims bagging the twenty-fifth rank overall. A total of 990 candidates (750 men and 240 women) have been recommended by the Union Public Service Commission for appointment to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’). The Mains exam was conducted from October 28 to November 3, 2017 and the personality test…

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“Muslims’ blood on its hands”, Salman Khurshid on anti-Muslim riots during Congress rule Current Affairs 

“Muslims’ blood on its hands”, Salman Khurshid on anti-Muslim riots during Congress rule

Aligarh: Senior Indian National Congress leader and former Law minister Salman Khurshid on Monday made a sensational admission about Congress having “Muslims’ blood on its hands”. The remark came during an interactive session with students of Aligarh Muslim University. When asked about anti-Muslim riots and Babri Mosque demolition under Congress rule, Khurshid said, “There is blood on our hands. I am also a part of the Congress so let me say it, we have blood on our hands. Is this why are you trying to tell us that if someone…

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