Page-6 of Current Affairs - January, 2019

India to participate in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2021

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students. India would be participating in the PISA assessment in 2021. What is PISA? PISA coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is a two-hour ..

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World Steel Association Report: Key Facts

The World Steel Association has released a Report highlighting various trends related to the Industry, they are: China is the largest producer of crude steel and it accounts for more than 51 per cent of global production. China’s share has been increased from 50.3 per cent in 2017 to 51.3 per cent in 2018. The ..

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Iran Trade Promotion Plan

Three European Powers U.K., France and Germany are set to announce a plan to help companies trading to Iran to defy the sanctions on Iran. US sanctions on Iran US President Trump had unilaterally walked out of the Joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA) agreement and reimposed the sanctions on Iran. Under the JCPOA agreement, ..

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Australia Day: January 26

Australia celebrates 26th January as Australia Day which marks the landing of the First Fleet, a convoy of 11 ships carrying convicts, at Port Jackson in 1788. It also marks the founding of the colony New South Wales. How the Australia Day came into being? On the 30th anniversary of the founding of the colony ..

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75 years since WWII siege of Leningrad

Russian marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the devastating World War II siege by Nazi forces with a large military parade at ST. Petersburg which was then called as Leningrad. Siege of Leningrad After the invasion of Soviet Union by Nazi Germany in June 1941, the German Army approached Leningrad from the west and ..

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