Australia Current Affairs, GK & News

Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa launch CBDC Scheme

Central banks in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and South Africa launched a Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) Scheme on August 2, 2021. Key Points CBDC scheme is a cross border payments trial that uses different central bank digital currencies (CBDC) in order to assess if this allows transactions to be settled in a cheap and easy ..

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Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games

Australia’s Brisbane will be the host of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics after receiving approval from the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).   Highlights Brisbane becomes the third Australian city to host the Games after Sydney in 2000 and Melbourne in 1956. The city’s selection means Australia becomes the second country after ..

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UN: Great Barrier Reef should be listed as ‘in danger’

UN committee recommended to add Great Barrier Reef to the list of “in danger” World Heritage Sites. However, this recommendation is opposed by Australia which is blaming political interference. Key Points Recommendation was made by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) committee. This committee sits under UNESCO. According to the committee, world’s biggest ..

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Mice Rain in Australia

The mice population in Australia has increased exponentially. The mice are causing extensive damages to the cultivated crop and stored food grains. This is being referred to as Mice Rain. Also, plague in the country has increased. Why is the situation called “Mice Rain”? In some places, the mice are pouring out like a rain ..

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ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand: April 25

Every year Anzac Day is celebrated on April 25 in Australia and New Zealand. The day is celebrated as a national day of remembrance that commemorates all the New Zealanders and Australians who died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. About ANZAC Day ANZAC is Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The day was originally ..

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