European Union Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Northern Ireland Protocol?

The Northern Ireland protocol was designed to prevent checks across the border between Northern Ireland (US) and the Republic of Ireland (EU), following Brexit. Highlights The Protocol came into force in the beginning of 2021. It has resulted into disagreements between the UK and EU as it disrupted trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. ..

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Japan to issue COVID-19 Vaccine Passport

Japan is going to make a vaccine passport available from next month for Japanese travellers in a bid to relaunch tourism and business trips abroad. Highlights This certificate will be paper-based rather than digital. It will be issued by local governments from next month. Digital Vaccine Passport in EU European Union is working on digital ..

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India to add 20 GW of Wind Energy Capacity by 2025: GWEC

India wind energy market outlook was released by Global Wind Energy Council. As per the report, India has a pipeline of 10.3 GW in Central and State markets. These pipelines will drive installations until 2023. Report highlights India will install 20 GW of wind energy capacity by 2021-25. Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) GWEC was ..

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Goa to restore forts, temples of Shivaji

Goa government has released a short film on Chhatrapati Shivaji on the occasion of anniversary of Maratha king’s coronation day highlighting history of Goa and Shivaji’s role in fighting Portuguese. Key points Film titled “Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shivrajyabhishek Divas” was released on social media in Konkani and Hindi version. Movie highlights hundreds of true stories ..

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PESCO: EU approves US participation for the first time

The European Union recently approved the requests of Norway, Canada and United States to participate in Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defence initiative. This is the first time; the European bloc has allowed a third state to participate in the PESCO project. The countries will now participate in the Military Mobility Project in Europe. What is ..

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