Germany: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

German polls: Angela Merkel victorious

Published: October 2, 2013

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel won a third term by in German elections. Her conservative Union bloc – the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) won 41.5% of vote, but just missed an absolute majority.

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Thomas Bach is new President of International Olympic Committee

Published: September 12, 2013

Thomas Bach (59) from Germany has been elected as the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He is the first Olympic gold medallist to become the President of the IOC. He will succeed Jacques Rogge, who stepped down after 12 years in service. Who is Thomas Bach?           Thomas Bach is a German former fencer ..

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Sebastian Vettel lifts Italian Grand Prix

Published: September 9, 2013

Red Bull’s star driver Sebastian Vettel has won the Italian Grand Prix Championship. He left behind Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso and Red Bull teammate Mark Webber, who finished second and third respectively. Sebastian Vettel: Sebastian Vettel is a German Formula One racing driver, currently driving for the Austrian racing team Red Bull Racing. He is the current World Champion, having won ..

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No proposal to increase FDI ceiling in banks

Published: August 24, 2013

The government has clarified that there is no proposal to raise foreign investment limit in the banking sector. What is the current status of foreign investment in banking sector? Currently, the aggregate foreign investment (FDI, FII and NRI) cannot be more than 74% in private sector banks while the limit is at 20% for nationalized ..

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Usain Bolt regains 100-meter gold at worlds

Published: August 18, 2013

Six-time Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt, regained World 100 meter title as he won the race in 9.77 seconds at the IAAF World Athletics Championships held in Moscow. Bolt finished ahead of Justin Gatlin of the U.S. (9.85) and Jamaican Nesta Carter (9.95). Bolt had previously won the event at the World championships in Berlin in 2009 where he set the current world record of 9.58 seconds.  Other Winners at ..

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