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2010 June International Issues


Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal resigned. The  resignation was part of an agreement among the three major political  parties,the opposition UCPN (Maoist) and the Nepali Congress and the CPN  (UML). 



    Taiwan and China signed a historic trade pact “The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA)”, hailed  by both sides as a milestone and the culmination of a Beijing-friendly  policy introduced by Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou after assuming power  in 2008. 



      Kyrgyzstan voted for a national referendum on a new Constitution. If  approved, the Constitution would transform Kyrgyzstan from a  presidential to a parliamentary republic, with main powers shifted from a  nationally elected President to a Prime Minister chosen by Parliament.  This would make Kyrgyzstan the first parliamentary democracy in former  Soviet Central Asia. 



        The two-day G-20 summit or the meeting of the heads of the world's major industrialised powers was held in Toronto, Canada. 



          India has joined the Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) project, the next generation astronomical observatory that will be located on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. 



            Guinea, the West African country is holding in its first free election since independence in 1958. 



              Julia Gillard was sworn in as Australia's first woman Prime Minister after Kevin Rudd was toppled as the leader of the ruling Labour party. 



                A 500-kg bronze sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg city. 



                  According to the findings of the United States Geological Survey, Afghanistan has nearly one trillion dollars in mineral deposits and could become one of the richest in the world. 



                    Iran and Pakistan finalise gas pipeline project without India to supply 21 million cubic metres of natural gas daily from 2014 to Pakistan. 



                      The Bangladesh government shut down Bengali daily Amar Desh, citing  that it has no authorised publisher. Mahmudur Rahman, owner and  acting-editor of the anti-government daily, was arrested on a cheating  charge. 




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