Current Affairs

Sandra Mason elected as the first-ever president of Barbados

Sandra Mason was elected as the first-ever President of Barbados on October 20, 2021, with a two-thirds vote during a joint session of the country's House of Assembly and Senate.

The 72-year-old Mason will r More..

US to keep 650 troops in Afghanistan after withdrawal

The United States is in the process of withdrawing all its troops from Afghanistan. More than 4000 US troops are scheduled to start withdrawing from the nation well before US President Joe Biden's September 11, 2021 More..

Israel brings back mask rules as new COVID-19 variant arrives

Israel is once again requiring its people to wear masks in indoor public spaces amid the Coronavirus outbreak driven by the arrival of a new variant. The government has asked the citizens that the masks must be worn More..

Bill seeking to give right to appeal to Kulbhushan Jadhav presented in Pakistani Senate

The International Court of Justice (Review and Reconsideration) Bill that seeks to provide the right of appeal to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, was presented in the Pakistani Senate on June 24, 2021. 

The bill was passed by the More..

Lambda: New COVID-19 variant identified in 29 countries, says WHO

The World Health Organisation informed on June 16, 2021, that a new variant of COVID-19, Lambda, has been identified in 29 countries, notably in South America where it is believed to have originated.

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Dominica Republic declares Mehul Choksi as ‘prohibited immigrant’

The Dominican Republic on June 9, 2021, declared fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi as a ‘prohibited immigrant’ for illegal entry into the country. Choksi is wanted in India for the Rs 13,500 crore PNB scam case, Indi More..

Biden administration lifts ban on TikTok, WeChat

US President Joe Biden on June 10, 2021, signed an executive order revoking the ban on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat. President Biden also signed another executive order for the protection of the US Information More..

‘I-Familia’: Interpol launches global database to identify missing persons

The International Criminal Police Organisation, known as Interpol, has launched a new global database named ‘I-Familia’ to identify the missing individuals through family DNA and to help police solve the cold cases i More..

Denmark Government passes law to screen foreign investments for security risks

The Business Ministry of Denmark announced on May 5, 2021, that the lawmakers of the country have passed legislation for allowing the screening of future foreign investments in order to ensure that they don’t pose a More..

US Government approves major solar energy project in California desert

The Government of the United States of America announced on May 3, 2021, that it has given its approval to a major solar energy project in the California desert. The solar energy project will be capable of powering n More..

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