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Asian Development Outlook

The Asian Development Bank recently released the Asian Development Outlook. Under its outlook, the Asian Development Bank projected that Indian economy is to contract by – 8% in the fiscal year 2020-21. Earlier it was estimated by the bank that India would contract by – 9%. This is the GDP forecast of India by the ..

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Mount Everest

Context in Current Affairs: The foreign ministers of China and Nepal recently certified the elevation of Mt Everest at 8,848.86 metres above sea level. The new height is 86 centimetres higher than the height of the Mountain recognised since 1954. The countries China and Nepal jointly declaring the height of the peak says that there ..

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What is Go for Zero policy?

Context in Current Affairs: The “Go for Zero” policy of Australia helped the country to bring down its COVID-19 cases. About Go for Zero Policy of Australia The Go for zero policy of Australia was proposed by a non-profit think tank Grattan Institute that advises the government. Under the policy besides expanding the testing of ..

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UK: First country to launch COVID-19 vaccine

Context in Current Affairs: The United Kingdom has become the first country to roll out the covid-19 vaccine in the world.  The British government recently rolled out the covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. What is the plan? More than 70 Hospital hubs in the United Kingdom are to inoculate people over 80 years. ..

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Maharashtra Police: Operation Blackface, TRACE and Crawler

Context in Current Affairs: The cyber wing of Maharashtra police has recently acquired a software called the “Crawler” from the INTERPOL that will help to track down child pornography. A core unit of 12 officers has been formed to implement a mission involving the software. These twelve officers went for training to the South Asian ..

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