Philippines Current Affairs - 2019

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Ravish Kumar wins 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award

Indian journalist Ravish Kumar (44) of NDTV news channel was chosen for 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award. He has been given this prestigious award in recognition for harnessing journalism to give voice to voiceless. He is among 5 individuals who were chosen for this years’ award. The award will be presented to all recipients at a Read More…

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India women’s Rugby team record 1st-ever International win

Indian Women’s Rugby team claimed their 1st ever international women’s 15s victory after beating Singapore in the Asian Women Rugby Championship Division 1 in Manila, Philippines. Key Highlights Sumitra Nayak kicked a penalty in the dying minutes to claim a narrow victory for India against Singapore with a 21-19 win for girls in blue. This Read More…

Month:  Categories: Sports & Games

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Indian Navy joins Exercise in South China Sea

Two Indian Navy ships INS Kolkata and INS Shakti carried out a six day long ‘Group Sail’ (starting from 3 May and ending on 9 May) with naval ships of USA, Japan and Philippines in South China Sea (SCS). About ‘Group Sail’ Objective: It was aimed at deepening existing partnership and fostering mutual understanding among Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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Homo Luzonensis

Researchers in the Philippines have discovered a species of ancient human Homo Luzonensis which was previously unknown to science. Homo Luzonensis Homo Luzonensis lived on the island of Luzon at least 50,000 to 67,000 years ago. The hominin was identified from a total of seven teeth and six small bones and teeth from two adults and Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief

As per the report of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, India has retained its position as the world’s top recipient of remittances (money sent back home by its nationals working abroad) in 2018. World Bank Report on Remittances Indian diaspora has sent $79 billion (approximately Rs 5.5 lakh crore) home. The Remittances grew Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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China hikes defence budget by 7.5%

China has increased its defence budget by 7.5 per to $177.61 billion up from last year’s $165 billion. The 2019 Defence Budget of China stood at 1.19 trillion yuan (about $177.61 billion) which is three times the Indian Defence Budget. China’s Defence Budget China’s Defence Budget growth rate stood at 7.6 per cent in 2016, Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Govt and ADB sign loan agreement for Mumbai Metro Rail Project

The Government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a loan agreement of $926 Million to operationalise two lines for the Mumbai Metro Rail System. This is the single largest Infrastructure Project Loan in ADB history approved by the Asian Development Board. About the Project The loan agreement will fund the lines 2A (Dahisar to D.N. Read More…

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