Page-5 of Current Affairs Today - Current Affairs - 2020-2021

Ecuador: Emergency declared over crime wave

The South American Country, Ecuador, has declared a state of emergency because of crime wave. Key Points President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, announced a 60-day state of emergency on October 19, 2021 because of rise in violent drug crimes. The announcement was made on the eve of a visit by US Secretary of State Anthony ..

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Gita Gopinath to leave IMF

Chief Economist and Director of the Research Department of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gita Gopinath, is set to leave her job in January 2022. Highlights She will return to the prestigious Harvard University, after leaving the job. The Indian-American economist had joined the IMF in January 2019, as the Chief Economist. When she joined IMF, ..

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Russia to help India tackle coal shortage

India and Russia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in mining and steel sector. Key facts MoU was signed between Union Minister of Steel, Ram Chandra Prasad and Russia’s minister of energy Nikolay Shulginov. The MoU specially focuses on coking Signing of the deal is part of India’s National Steel Policy 2017. ..

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Report: India at top in Emissions related to Crop Burning

Climate tech start-up, Blue Sky Analytics, published its report on emissions related to crop burning. In the report, India has been ranked at the top position. Key Points As per report, India accounted for 13 per cent of total global emissions in the period of 2015-2020. Report notes a 12.2 percent contribution by India towards ..

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India-Taliban to meet at Moscow-format meeting

India and Taliban are set to meet face-to-face at the “Moscow Format” meeting which will be hosted by Russia on October 20, 2021. Key Points India and Taliban meeting is expected to focus on formation of an inclusive government and security situation in Afghanistan. Meeting will be participated by India, Afghanistan, Iran, USA, Pakistan, China ..

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