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

World’s Strongest Super Typhoon Goni in Philippines

Published: November 2, 2020

On November 1, 2020, the world strongest Typhoon Goni hit the eastern part of Philippines. This typhoon is considered as the strongest typhoon in the world. It is bringing in catastrophic violent winds and is thus being considered as the hardest landfall on record. Highlights The Typhoon Goni has attained its maximum speed of 310 ..

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Asia’s Nobel Prize-Ramon Magsaysay Awards cancelled

Published: June 10, 2020

A Manila, Philippines based foundation that gives out Ramon Magsaysay Award announced that the awards are being cancelled due to COVID-19. Highlights The Ramon Magsaysay Award has been cancelled thrice in 6 decades. The awards were cancelled for the first time in 1970 due to financial crisis. It was cancelled again in 1990 due to ..

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Ceasefire in Philippines

Published: March 21, 2020

The President of Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, recently declared ceasefire with the insurgent forces in the country, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. About the Rebellion The ongoing rebellion/ insurgency, called the CPP-NPA-NDF Rebellion, has been going on for more than half a century. It is one of the longest running rebellion in Asia. It is ..

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Typhoon Phanfone struck the Philippines

Published: December 27, 2019

A times magazine article back in 2013 termed the Philippines as the most exposed country in the world to tropical storms. Typhoons have struck the Philippines at any month of the year over the last decade. The archipelagic country located in Southeast Asia was struck by a typhoon on Christmas day, 25th December 2019 causing ..

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Malaysia records first polio case in 27 years

Published: December 9, 2019

Malaysia has reported the first case of Polio in 27 years, when a three-month-old Malaysian infant boy was diagnosed with polio. The last polio case in Asia-Pacific country occurred in 1992, and in 2000, after which the country was declared polio-free. In this recent case, the child was confirmed to be infected with vaccine-derived poliovirus ..

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