Asia Current Affairs, GK & News

India’s economic growth downgraded to 10% by ADB

The Asian Development Bank has downgraded India’s economic growth forecast for the current financial year to 10 % from 11% that it had previously projected in the month of April. This downgrade was done taking into account the adverse impact of the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic.   Highlights In the last quarter of ..

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World Animal Protection releases ‘ Elephants. Not commodities’ report

International animal welfare organization, World Animal Protection has reported in its new finding the dismal conditions of an elephant at entertainment venues in India and also the alarming elephant tourism trends in the country. It is also expected that these trends are going to get worse only post the COVID 19 situation. About the Report ..

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United Nations Nuclear Agency sends COVID-19 testing gears to 40 countries

The International Atomic Energy Agency, an autonomous wing of the United Nations has sent COVID-19 testing gears to around 40 countries. Highlights The IAEA is known for its nuclear inspection works in countries such as Iran. It also helps countries to use nuclear technology for peaceful purpose. The organization had recently received requests from 90 ..

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Mahseer Conservation

Mahseer, one of the most iconic freshwater fishes of Asia is being imperilled by misidentification, release into the wrong waters, dam construction etc. Mahseer Fish: Mahseer is a term used to refer to several species of freshwater fishes in Asia. Mahseers are fishes of the genus Tor. It is priced as a game fish and ..

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Raisina Dialogue to be held New Delhi

The Raisina Dialogue is to be held between January 14, 2020 and January 16, 2020. It is a multilateral conference that is held in New Delhi annually since 2016. The dialogue is organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and Observer Research Foundation. Highlights This year, in 2020, number of foreign ministers are to attend ..

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