Page-6 of Brazil Current Affairs, GK & News

Reviving IBSA

IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) had become redundant after South Africa joined BRIC as its fifth member. Now the efforts are made to revive the IBSA. Efforts at Regaining IBSA The eleventh BRICS summit scheduled to be held in Brazil is expected to hold the IBSA summit a day earlier. IBSA Foreign Ministers was ..

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Tropical forest size of England destroyed in 2018: WRI report

As per recently published US-based World Resources Institute (WRI) report, world lost 12 million hectares (30 million acres) of tropical tree cover in 2018. It is fourth largest annual decline since global satellite data become available in 2001. According to report, with such decline world’s forests entered in ‘emergency room’ implying that planet’s health is ..

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Health Ministry Urged to Frame Law to Ban Manufacture, Sale of e-cigarettes

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has urged the Health Ministry to frame law banning manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in the country as in the absence of the domestic legislation, it would not be possible to put a blanket ban on its imports. The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has stated that without banning ..

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India seeks to push reforms at WTO

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries is arranging a mini-ministerial meeting of developing countries on May 13-14 to discuss the future of the multilateral body, World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the development agenda. India is expected to invite close to two dozen countries for discussions on May 13-14. It is second such initiative undertaken by ..

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Global Energy Transition Index 2019

The Global Energy Transition index 2019 report has been released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The index compares the energy sectors of 115 countries and analyses their readiness for energy transition. The index benchmarks the countries energy systems based on an “energy triangle”, comprised of energy security and access, economic development and growth, environmental ..

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Counterfeit, Pirated Goods and Global Trade

The assessment  by EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) carried out based on data from almost half a million customs seizures by international enforcement agencies highlights the following: Global sales of counterfeit and pirated goods have increased to USD 522 billion a year, amounting to a whopping 3.3 per ..

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