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Brexit: Implications for the United Kingdom and European Union Economy
Introduction
The 23rd of June 2016, saw the United Kingdom (UK) participate in a referendum as regards to its membership in the European Union (EU). A relatively narrow margin of 52 per cent of the votes tipped the balance in favour of the ‘leave’ campaign and thus set the wheels rolling for Britain’s exit, or ‘Brexit’ from the regional union.
Pakistan Withdrawal from Combined Task Force 151: Does it Presage a Lethal Military Bloc – An Alliance of Four (Ao4)?
Pakistan Navy’s Pull-out
It was reported by Al Jazeera that the Pakistan Navy had pulled out of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 on October 08, 2018. However, there has been no official confirmation by the Pakistan Navy.
The Challenge of Ensuring Rail Safety
The recent derailment of the New Farakka Express train near Rae Bareli, in which more than half a dozen lives were lost, has brought to fore the issue of rail safety yet again. Details of the incident are still sketchy.
West Asia Developments: September, 2018
Iran: Nuclear Issue
Speaking at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu brought to fore their penchant for Iran bashing, claiming that Iran was hiding an atomic warehouse in Tehran.
Forum of China-Africa Cooperation - Issue of ‘Debt Trap’
At the recently held triennial Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), China offered USD 60 billion to the African countries in the next three years. The amount is the same as promised in 2015 but the dispersal of the funds are different from the previous years.
दान से बांध का निर्माण !
पाकिस्तान की आर्थिक स्थिति इतनी खराब है कि उसे हजारों करोड़ रुपये की बुनियादी ढांचा परियोजनाएं बनाने के लिए व्यक्तिगत दानकर्ताओं से धन इकट्ठा करना पड़ रहा है। प्रधानमंत्री बनने के बाद अपने पहले भाषण में इमरान खान ने कहा कि दाइमेर-भाषा बांध पाकिस्तान के लिए बहुत जरूरी है
Ayushman Bharat a Game-Changer, but concerns have to be addressed
It’s not always that the prestigious British medical journal, The Lancet, effusively praises India’s healthcare system. In the past, it has challenged Governments in New Delhi on the reported figures of malaria deaths, for instance, claiming that the official numbers were way below the actuals.
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
September 26, 2018
VIF News Digest: National Security, Defence Studies and Terrorism (September 01 – 15, 2018)

Contents Defence: Opening Ceremony: Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (...

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International Development
October 11, 2018
VIF News Digest: International Developments (01 Oct – 07 Oct 2018)

USA Donald Trump claims PM Modi will reduce import tariffs on motorcycles: Says ‘India called us to make a deal’, 2 Oct 2018...

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Neighbourhood News
October 16, 2018
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 16th October, 2018

PAKISTAN China endorses Pakistan’s aid request to IMF: Dawn October 16, 2018 China on Monday endorsed Pakis­tan’s request to...

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