Brazil: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Russia and Brazil to partner in production & marketing of Sputnik V vaccine

Published: August 14, 2020

BRICS partners Russia and Brazil have decided to enter into an agreement to cooperate in the production and marketing of the world’s first registered Coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V by Russia. About the Deal Russian Direct Investment Fund has stated that the agreement has been signed with the Brazilian State of Parana. As part of this ..

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Global death toll due to Covid over 7 lakh -One person dies every 15 seconds.

Published: August 5, 2020

The COVID 19 Pandemic has claimed lives of more than 7 lakh persons in the world and as per the current estimates, one death is being reported every 15 second due to the COVID 19 pandemic in the world. Also, the number of casualties has doubled from the May 26 levels of deaths reported due ..

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India is now the Fastest Growing COVID 19 Hotspot

Published: July 28, 2020

India has now become the epicentre of the COVID 19 pandemic since it has now shown the fastest growth rate in the world with around 20% increase in a week. The total number of cases in the country has already crossed 1.4 million confirmed cases, as reported by Bloomberg’s Coronavirus Tracker. The total infections have ..

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Brazil’s COVID-19 cases crosses 1 million mark

Published: June 20, 2020

On 19th June, Brazil has confirmed that the country’s COVID-19 cases have surpassed 1 million, second only to the United States. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is still downplaying the risks of the on-going pandemic despite facing nearly 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 in last 3 months, saying that the impact of lockdown on the country’s economy ..

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Deforestation of Amazon Forest: Highest in 5 years

Published: June 13, 2020

On June 12, 2020, the National Institute of Space Research (INPE) announced that the increase in deforestation of Amazon forests has been the highest in 2019 as compared to last 5 years. Highlights The research institute has found that the deforestation has increased by 91 square kilo metre in 2019 as compared to 2018. In ..

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