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380 whales dead due to Mass Stranding in Australia

On September 23, 2020, around 380 whales died in southern Australia due to mass stranding. The complete pod of Pilot whales that were stuck in Macquarie Harbour have perished. Highlights Mass Stranding of whales is a natural behaviour of whales that has been occurring in Australia and New Zealand. The reasons for mass stranding is ..

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Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) to be launched by India, Japan and Australia

India is on its way to create an ally with Japan and Australia to launch a trilateral Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) to counter the dependency on China, in the light of Beijing’s aggressive policy. Key highlights The initiative has reportedly been proposed by Tokyo at first. The country expressed its urgency to work on ..

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Facebook and Google to pay for news in Australia, for the first time in the world

In a first of its kind move, Australia has made it mandatory that tech giants Google and Facebook will have to pay the media outlets in the country for the news content used by these companies. This is aimed at protecting the future of independent journalism in the country and this move will be keenly ..

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Indians Lead in Acquiring Australian Citizenship in 2019-2020

More than 38000 Indians became Australian citizens in 2019-2020, a 60% increase from the previous year and with this, Indians became the largest diaspora group to be granted citizenship of the country. A total of 200000 people got the citizenship of the country and among them, 38209 are Indians and they were followed by British ..

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New Zealand Suspends Extradition Arrangements with Hong Kong

Claiming that the criminal justice system in Hong Kong cannot be trusted anymore, New Zealand has decided to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong with immediate effect. The reason is that the justice system of that country is not independent of China. The government of New Zealand has also announced that only if China ..

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