European Union (EU) Current Affairs, GK & News

European Union Data Act

On February 23, 2022, the European Commission published its draft Data Act, after much anticipation. Highlights European Commission sets a raft of new rules for data sharing. It forms part of European Union’s strategy, in order to make the bloc a leader in data-agile economy. Aim of the proposed legislation The proposed legislation is aimed ..

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What is Green Climate Fund for adaptation?

The Green Climate Fund is invested in developing countries. It helps the countries to fight against climate change. What are the issues around GCF? The countries are not receiving Green Climate Fund, especially those in Africa. This is due to the lengthy and complicated process of accessing the fund. The issue of GCF has been ..

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EU Declaration on Digital rights and principles

The European Union is first in the world to propose digital rights. The rights aim to support democracy and support people’s rights. It ensures a safe online environment. About the EU Digital Rights EU digital rights cover digital devices as well. It ensures the sustainability and green transition goals of the bloc. It defines illegal ..

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China’s Lithuania Blockade

The Chinese Government recently launched import sanction on Lithuania. This means the Chinese companies should not import goods or raw materials from Lithuania. Earlier in 2021, Lithuania had recognised Taiwan as an independent state and had opened a Taiwan office in its soil. According to China, Taiwan is its integral part. The Chinese are doing ..

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Conditional market approval for Covaxin, Covishield

The Drug regulator in India has granted conditional market approval for the COVISHIELD and COVAXIN vaccines. This means that the private hospitals shall administer the vaccines. However, the vaccines will not be available in retail medical stores. What is conditional market authorisation? The Serum Institute vaccine COVISHELD and Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN were administered in the ..

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France “Vaccine Pass”

The French Government recently approved a bill on Health Pass. The pass is a stricter COVID-19 vaccine pass. What does the bill say? Under the bill, people more than 12 years of age should prove that they have been vaccinated to enter cultural venues, restaurants, bars or other public transport. Earlier a COVID negative test ..

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