European Union (EU) Current Affairs, GK & News

China passes new Online Privacy Law

China passed a new Online Privacy Law on August 20, 2021 with the aim of preventing businesses from collecting any sensitive personal data. Background New law was passed in the backdrop of China facing an uptick in internet scams. Companies like ride hailing giant Didi and gaming behemoth Tencent in regulators’ have been accused of ..

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EU imposes record Data Privacy Fine on Amazon

European Union has imposed a fine of $886.6 million or 746 million euro on Amazon.com Inc. European Union fined Amazon for processing personal data in violation of EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Key Points Fine was imposed by Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) on Amazon Europe Core. However, Amazon has decided to ..

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What is European Union’s Green Pass list?

European Medicines Agency (EMA) has excluded Serum Institute of India (SII) manufactured Covishield from the list of approved vaccines for ‘Green Pass’. As per EMA, vaccine was excluded from list because it does not have marketing authorisation in European Union (EU). Key Points Covishield does not have a marketing authorisation even though it may use ..

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PM Modi to participate in European Council meeting

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to take part in the European Council (to be held on May 8, 2021) meet. This year, in 2021, the India-European Union Leaders’ Meeting is to be hosted by Portugal. Portugal currently holds the chair of the grouping. About the meet The PM Modi is to participate in the ..

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GNAFC’s Global report on food crises

The Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) recently released the “2021 Global Report on Food Crises”. The GNAFC is an international alliance formed by the European Union, United Nations and other governmental and non-governmental agencies. The report says that economic crisis was the major reason to push 40 million people towards hunger in 2020. This ..

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