Australia Current Affairs - 2019

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Australia, Qatar invited to 2020 Copa America

South America’s governing body of football CONMEBOL has invited Australia and Qatar to take part in 2020 COPA America. COPA 2020 will be co-hosted by Argentina and Colombia. The final of Copa 2020 will be played in one match and in one host city. Key Highlights The Copa America is contested between national teams from Read More…

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Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) meets in Bangkok

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue also known as Quad is an informal strategic grouping consisting of India, US, Australia and Japan recently met in Bangkok in Thailand. Key Highlights of Meet The meet in Bangkok was attended by senior officials of Quad (India, US, Japan and Australia). At the meet countries held consultations on their collective Read More…

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International Jazz Day observed on April 30

The International Jazz Day was globally observed on April 30. The 2019 edition was launched in Australia and was celebrated in more than 190 countries around the world. International Jazz Day It is celebrated worldwide on April 30 every year to recognize jazz and diplomatic role it plays in uniting people. It is at the Read More…

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StartupBlink Ranking of Countries for Startup Environment

StartupBlink has ranked 100 countries for startup environment of countries globally. The rankings were based on the data from over 61,000 startups, more than 500 accelerators, and over 1,400 coworking spaces registered on its platform along with data gathered from its global partners including Crunchbase, SimilarWeb etc. The rankings were based on the impact startups Read More…

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Health Ministry Urged to Frame Law to Ban Manufacture, Sale of e-cigarettes

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has urged the Health Ministry to frame law banning manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in the country as in the absence of the domestic legislation, it would not be possible to put a blanket ban on its imports. The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has stated that without banning Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsUPSC

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Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019

The Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare has notified the Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019 with an aim to promote clinical research in the country. Features of the New Rules The new rules reduce the time for approving applications to 30 days for drugs manufactured in India and 90 days for those developed Read More…

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IPL witnesses its first Mankading

The mega celebration of Cricket, Indian Premier League (IPL) witnessed its first ever Mankading in its history in the match of Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler became the first victim of ‘Mankading’ in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed the Rajasthan Read More…

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