New Zealand: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

What is Climate Emergency to be declared by the New Zealand Government?

Published: November 28, 2020

The New Zealand government is to decide soon upon declaration of climate emergency. The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern is to introduce a motion in the Parliament soon. If passed the motion will be a historical step in bringing climate change to the centre of policy making. In November 2019, the parliament of New Zealand ..

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380 whales dead due to Mass Stranding in Australia

Published: September 24, 2020

On September 23, 2020, around 380 whales died in southern Australia due to mass stranding. The complete pod of Pilot whales that were stuck in Macquarie Harbour have perished. Highlights Mass Stranding of whales is a natural behaviour of whales that has been occurring in Australia and New Zealand. The reasons for mass stranding is ..

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New Zealand Suspends Extradition Arrangements with Hong Kong

Published: July 28, 2020

Claiming that the criminal justice system in Hong Kong cannot be trusted anymore, New Zealand has decided to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong with immediate effect. The reason is that the justice system of that country is not independent of China. The government of New Zealand has also announced that only if China ..

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Australia New Zealand to jointly host FIFA Women World Cup 2023

Published: June 26, 2020

On June 26, 2020, Australia and New Zealand won joint bid to host FIFA Women World Cup 2023. Highlights The winning bid of Australia and New Zealand had suggested 12 cities. This included 7 in Australia and 5 in New Zealand. The sites also included main stadium that was used for 2000 Sydney Olympics. After ..

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RCEP Member States hope India will Rejoin the Proposed Trade Agreement

Published: June 25, 2020

A virtual inter-sessional ministerial meeting of the proposed free trade agreement of a group of 15 countries from the Indo Pacific region- Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was conducted on 23rd June 2020. Apart from the 10 ASEAN countries, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia and China are the 15 countries that are negotiating for ..

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