Current Affairs Today September 5 2017 in International

Presenting international current affairs for 5 September, 2017 with major updates of today for candidates to attempt GK part successfully with speed & accuracy.

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Joint India-Nepal army exercise from Sunday

Surya Kiran the joint army exercise between India and Nepal began at Nepal Army Battle School at Saljhandi on last Sunday (4 September, 2017). Total 350 troops from each side will participate in joint exercise and will focus on counter-insurgency and counter-terror operations.

This is the 12th edition of the exercise between two nations and will held for fourteen days till 16th September, 2017. Surya Kiran is the largest Military exercise in terms of troops participation among all the exercises conducted by India with various countries. The main focus of the exercise will be to learn how tackle with terrorist activities happening especially in mountainous terrain. A part from that Disaster management and conducting joint operations to handle situations after disaster will also be a part of the exercise.

Surya kiran is alternatively held between both India and Nepal. The eleventh edition of the Su Kiran was held in India at Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand in March 2017.

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Tajikistan government Puts ban on wearing veils by women

In a move to stop women to wear Islamic clothes, a legislation regarding wearing traditional national clothes and to stick with the culture of the country has been passed by Tajikistan government. In new legislation, the government put a ban on wearing veils by the women in the country.

Although there is no penalty mentioned in the ban order in case if any woman found breaking the rule but, fines can be included in later stage if required as told by sources.

Under the existing laws of Tajikistan related to women’s wearing, If a women is wearing hijab, she can’t be allowed to enter in any of government offices. In August government officials found 8000 women in Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe and ordered them to wear their scarves in the Tajik style.

Scarves:

Scarf is weared by the women of central Asian countries. It is tied behind the head.

Tajikistan’s minister of culture, Shamsiddin Orumbekzoda, told Radio Free Europe Islamic dress was “really dangerous”. He said that “everyone” looked at women wearing hijabs “with concern, worried that they could be hiding something under their hijab.”

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