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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Indian-origin Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland’s youngest PM

Leo Varadkar, a 38-year-old Indian-origin doctor, scripted history by becoming Ireland’s youngest and the first openly gay Prime Minister of the Catholic-majority country.

Varadkar, the country’s first Indian-origin premier, officially took over from Enda Kenny as Taoiseach, as the Irish prime ministerial title is known, after a parliamentary vote in Dublin confirmed him as the leader by 57 votes to 50, with 47 abstentions.

Takeaways from above News-
  • Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through popular vote.
  • Dublin is the capital of Ireland and its currency is Euro.
Source- The Hindu

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