Ireland Current Affairs, GK & News

Northern Ireland Protocol – Update (May, 2022)

The Northern Ireland Protocol is becoming a point of tension between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK). Where is Northern Ireland located? Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom (UK). It shares a border with the Republic of Ireland (a member of the EU). What is the Northern Ireland Protocol? The ..

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Ireland: 50 years of bloody Sunday

On 30 January 1972, the British soldiers killed a group of unarmed civilians. These civilians were protesting in the Bogside area of Derry. This incident is referred to as bloody Sunday. In 2022, the people of Northern Ireland marked fifty years of Bloody Sunday. What happened on Bloody Sunday? A group of innocent civilians protested ..

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Cranes return to Ireland after 300 years

The Cranes that have been a part of Irish folklore (traditional stories and beliefs) were recently spotted in Ireland. The birds were spotted in the country during their breeding season after three hundred years. About the Cranes The Cranes were extinct in Ireland in 1700. This was mainly due to the destruction of their habitats. ..

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India becomes 12th Largest Holder of US Government Securities at April 2020 end

Despite low returns, the Treasury Securities (are of four types- Bills, Notes, Bonds, Inflation-Protected Securities) backed by the United States Treasury Department is one of the safest assets for any Central Bank around the world. With USD 157.4 billion at the end of April 2020, India has become the 12th largest holder of United States ..

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India will be UNSC President for August 2021

After securing 184 out of the total 192 votes on 17th June 2020, India became a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a period of 2 years. India’s term will begin on 1st January 2021. Apart from India, Norway, Kenya, Ireland, and Mexico were also elected for a period of 2 ..

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