Australia Current Affairs, GK & News

Australia: Appointment of ‘Minister for Republic’

Australia appointed an “Assistant Minister for The Republic”, in a move towards ending the leadership of Queen Elizabeth II. Highlights This move triggered a fresh wave of speculations, that British monarch will no longer be considered the head of the state. Newly-elected Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese, appointed 51-year-old Sydney MP Matt Thistlethwaite for ..

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Anthony Albanese: Australia’s New Prime Minister

On 23rd May 2022, Anthony Albanese was sworn in as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister. He is the first Italian Australian to become prime minister. He took the oath with a promise of swift action on climate change, gender equality, and improved wages. Why there is a change in Leadership? Anthony Albanese is from Labor Party. ..

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Ladakh: discovery of Madtsoiidae snake fossil

The fossil of a Madtsoiidae snake was recently discovered in the mountains of Ladakh. Why the discovery is significant? The recent discovery throws light on the existence of the Madtsoiidae snake, a rare species of snake, in the subcontinent. Researchers reported for the first time a Madtsoiidae snake from the late Oligocene period in India. ..

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Victoria, Australia: Host of 2026 Commonwealth Games

The Victoria state of Australia will be hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games. During the games focus will also be given to boosting the economy of the region. Overview: An exclusive negotiating period was granted to the capital of Victoria, Melbourne, to secure the hosting rights for the Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games, are losing relevance, ..

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AUKUS: Collaboration on Hypersonic Weapons

Australia, Britain, and the United States will begin collaborating on increasing defence capacity and hypersonic missile strikes keeping in mind that their rivals China and Russia are advancing rapidly in cutting-edge defence technology. Overview: The trio announced their collaboration on hypersonic missiles as an expansion of the recent defence alliance of AUKUS. Under this defence ..

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