Ireland Current Affairs - 2019

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Republic of Ireland declares Climate Emergency

Republic of Ireland has become only the second country in world to declare a climate emergency. Earlier on 1 May 2019, Britain’s parliament became the first in world to declare a climate emergency. Key Highlights The climate emergency declaration was passed by both the government and opposition parties of Ireland unanimously. Both agreed to an Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC

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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…

Month:  Categories: Reports & IndicesUPSC

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Inclusive Internet Index 2019

The Inclusive Internet Index 2019 was prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for Facebook. The ‘Inclusive Internet’ score was based on the scores of availability, affordability, relevance and readiness categories. The 2019 Index evaluated 100 countries, representing 94 per cent of the world’s population and 96 per cent of global GDP. Findings of the Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalUPSC

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India’s Mithali Raj Becomes First Woman Cricketer to Play 200 ODIs

India’s One-day International (ODI) captain Mithali Raj has become the first woman to play 200 ODI matches with her appearance in the match against New Zealand. The record for largest number of games played by a Woman Cricketer was already in the name of Mithali Raj. Mithali Raj had achieved the milestone when she played her 192 Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in News

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Scientists discover mesentery, a new human organ in digestive system

Scientists from Ireland have claimed discovery of a new human organ named the mesentery that exists in the digestive system. It will be human body’s 79th organ. Mesentery connects the intestine to the abdomen.  The organ was previously thought to consist of fragmented and disparate structures. Key Facts Mesentery is a fold of the peritoneum Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Pfizer to take over Allergan in blockbuster merger deal of $160 billion

US drugs giant Pfizer Inc. has struck upon a deal to buy Ireland based Allergan for 160 billion dollars making it the biggest pharmaceuticals merger deal in history of healthcare sector. The blockbuster merger would create the world’s biggest drugmaker to be called Pfizer Plc with its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. Under this deal, Allergan Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Ireland becomes first country to constitutionally legalise same-sex marriage

Republic of Ireland on 23 May 2015 became first country in the world to constitutionally legalise same-sex marriage. The referendum on this issue to amend country’s written constitution was passed with a resounding 62.1 per cent ‘Yes’. Off the total voter turnout of 60.5 per cent, 1,201,607 people voted in favour of same-sex marriage, while Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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