North America Current Affairs - 2019

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US Air Force General Tod Wolters appointed as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander

The United States Air Force General Tod D. Wolters was sworn in as top military officer of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), at NATO’s military headquarters in Mons, southern Belgium. Tod D. Wolters Service: He is a former US pilot who has served as commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Read More…

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Air Pollution Raises Diabetes Risk

A study in China has shown that Air pollution raises diabetes risk in China. The findings of the study were based on the data collected from over 88,000 people across 15 provinces, estimating their exposure to PM2.5 based on satellite data from 2004 to 2015. The study was conducted by researchers from Fuwai Hospital in Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & TechnologyUPSC

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Regional variations in the World Economic Forums Public Opinion Survey

The findings from the World Economic Forum’s public opinion survey register regional variations on the various issues. Few of them are listed below: When asked how important it is for countries to work together towards a common goal, a global average of 76 per cent said they believe it is either extremely important or very Read More…

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Tallest mountain in North America, Mount McKinley renamed as Denali

United States has changed the name of tallest mountain in North America Mount McKinley to its original native name Denali. It was announced by US President Barack Obama ahead of his three-day visit to Alaska to highlight the issue of climate change. It was renamed following the lead of the state of Alaska, US Department Read More…

Month:  Categories: Places in News

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