International Current Affairs

Mice Rain in Australia

The mice population in Australia has increased exponentially. The mice are causing extensive damages to the cultivated crop and stored food grains. This is being referred to as Mice Rain. Also, plague in the country has increased. Why is the situation called “Mice Rain”? In some places, the mice are pouring out like a rain ..

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What is the Heartbeat Bill?

Texas recently passed the Heartbeat Bill. It is a controversial bill in the United States. The bill bans abortions after the heartbeat of the embryo is detected. It is usually detected after 6 weeks of gestation. Which states have passed Heartbeat Bill? North Dakota became the first state in the USA to pass the Heartbeat ..

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1st BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting

The first BRICS Employment Working Group was held virtually. It was hosted by India. India assumed BRICS Presidency in 2021. Outcomes of the meet The member countries discussed about promoting social security agreements among BRICS Nations, participation of women in labour force, formalisation of labour markets. The members that participated in the meeting were BRICS ..

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China launches classified Yaogan satellites into orbit

China recently launched Changsei 2C rocket from the Xichang satellite launch centre. It is a Yaogan satellite. This satellite has joined the previous seven groups in orbit that were launched after 2017. The satellite is to be used for electromagnetic environmental surveys and other related technical tests. About the launch China launched three Yaogan-30 satellites ..

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UK Action Plan for Animal Welfare

The United Kingdom recently unveiled an Action Plan for Animal Welfare. Key Features of the Plan An Expert Committee on Animal Sentience will report on Government decisions. Sentience is the capacity to be aware of sensations and feelings. The plan will make sure that the animal welfare standards in the country are not compromised. It ..

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