58 killed in Las Vegas shooting

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Mains Paper 2: IR | Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: It is important for State and Bank exams

Mains level:  Not much


  1. Fifty-eight people were killed and 515 injured when a gunman opened fire on an outdoor music festival on Sunday night from the 32nd floor of an adjacent hotel in the Las Vegas Strip.
  2. Local police have described the incident as an act of “domestic terrorism.”
  3. The incident is the deadliest mass shootings in recent time in the U.S.
  4. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack but the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has disputed the claim.
  5. Donald Trump described the massacre as an “act of pure evil” but sidestepped calls for tighter gun laws
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