Current Affairs - December, 2021

First Magnetic Field on an Exoplanet

Recently, a team of astronomers used data from the Hubble Space Telescope for discovering the signature of a magnetic field on an Exoplanet. The findings were described in the journal called Nature Astronomy. Such a feature has been seen on an exoplanet, for the first time. Key Points A magnetic field around the planet explains the observations of ..

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China- Elon Musk Space Tussle

Recently, Chinese citizens lashed out against Elon Musk’s space programme, after China complained that its space station had to take evasive action in order to avoid collision with satellites launched by Musk’s Starlink programme. Highlights As per China, satellites from Starlink Internet Services had two close encounters with Chinese Space Station on July 1 and ..

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Indonesia’s stance on RCEP

On August 25, 2021, Trade Minister of India, Muhammad Lutfi, presented his case for lower house of Indonesia’s legislature, for ratifying the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact. Highlights In his statement to DPR Commission VI, Minister had argued that RCEP will be beneficial to Indonesia. It also promises to strengthen its role in ..

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Largest ever Rhino Transfer

Recently, 30 white rhinos were transferred from South Africa to Rwanda, onboard a Boeing 747 chartered plane. They were transferred in light of increasing threat of illegal poaching. It was the largest single transfer of white rhinos ever. The White Rhinoceros White Rhinoceros are also known as square-lipped rhinoceros while their scientific name is Ceratotherium ..

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19th Tranche of Electoral Bonds Approved

Central government approved the issuance of 19th tranche of electoral bonds on December 31, 2021, ahead of assembly elections in five states. Highlights Sale of electoral bonds will be open from January 1 to 10, 2022. State Bank of India (SBI) has been authorised to issue and encash the bonds through its 29 Authorized Branches. ..

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