New Zealand Current Affairs, GK & News

Chris Hipkins – New Zealand’s Next Prime Minister

Chris Kipkins of New Zealand is to succeed Jacinda Ardern as PM. He belongs to the Labour Party of NZ. He is to take charge by February 2023. Currently, Chris serves as the Education minister of the country. He played a big role as Health Minister during the pandemic. Why is New Zealand electing a ..

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BCCI to offer equal pay to men & women cricketers

On October 27, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that it will provide equal pay for both men and women. What was the recent decision of BCCI on equal pay? The members of the 15th BCCI apex council had recently passed a unanimous resolution to implement a new pay equity policy ..

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New Zealand’s Plain Language Act

The Plain Language Act was passed by the New Zealand Government recently. The act requires government officials to use simple and easily understandable English language in official documents and websites. What is the purpose of the act? Purpose of the Plain Language Act is to improve the efficiency and accountability of public services by making ..

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Death of Pilot Whales in New Zealand

Over 400 whales have died after being stranded on New Zealand’s Pitt Island. Key facts While majority of the stranded pilot whales died naturally, the survivors were euthanized because of the threat of them being consumed by sharks as well as the logistical challenges in Pitts Island, which hosts less than 100 inhabitants. Refloating these ..

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China Security Deal with Solomon Islands

Leaked papers have revealed the drafting of a security deal of China with the Solomon Islands. This move has triggered an alarm in the neighbouring country of Australia along with its other Western allies. Overview: The leaked papers regarding this deal have highlighted that a military base could be set up by China on the ..

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Volcanic Eruption in Tonga

An underwater volcano erupted in Tonga (a country in the Pacific Ocean) recently. It is called the “Hunga Tonga Hunga Haapai” volcano. The eruption was huge and loud. Though the volcano was located under water and 2,383 km away, it was heard in Tonga. Also, the eruption created tsunami waves. About the volcano The volcano ..

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