Cuba Current Affairs, GK & News

Cuba to recognise and regulate cryptocurrencies

On August 26, 2021 Government of Cuba announced to recognize and regulate cryptocurrencies for payment in the Island nation. Highlights This decision was taken following the popularity of cryptocurrencies increased among a technologically savvy group in Cuba as it became harder to use dollars. As per officials, Central Bank will set rules for such currencies. ..

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What is Havana syndrome?

Havana Syndrome was first reported in diplomats who were stationed in Cuba in 2016. They experienced a strange set of symptoms that prompted a series of government and scientific investigations. Some officials called it anomalous health incidents while some called attacks. Most recent cases were reported in Asia in 2018 and in central Europe in ..

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US imposes Sanctions on Cuban Police Force and Leaders

USA has imposed sanctions on the Cuban police force and two of their leaders following recent protests in Cuba against the Communist government of the country. Highlights Earlier this month, thousands of protesters took to the streets frustrated with the crippled economy along with lack of food and electricity. President of USA Joe Biden said ..

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Cuba develops world’s first conjugate Covid-19 vaccine

Cuba has developed world’s first conjugate Covid-19 vaccine Soberana 2 (Sovereign 2). Highlights When the Soberana 2 vaccine is delivered with booster shot of Soberana Plus, it is 91 percent effective against symptomatic Covid-19 cases. If this vaccine is approved, Cuba will become first Latin American country to manufacture and produce vaccine against Covid-19. How ..

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Tropical storm Elsa nears Cuba

Tropical Storm Elsa strengthened on July 3, 2021 and its center approached south-central Cuba. Highlights Caribbean Island government issued hurricane warnings in provinces of Cienfuegos and Matanzas. According to U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast, Tropical Storm Elsa would strengthen more before moving over Cuba. As per data of NHC, maximum sustained winds were near ..

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