Philippines Current Affairs, GK & News

Philippines approves genetically modified ‘Golden Rice’

“Golden Rice” which is genetically modified has been given approval for commercial production by Philippines. Health experts believe that this decision will save lives and combat childhood blindness in the developing regions of the world.   Highlights The government issued a bio safety permit which paves way for this rice which is enriched with beta-carotene ..

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Philippines: Taal Volcano could erupt anytime

According to government scientists of Philippines, second-most active volcano of Philippines, Taal Volcano, can erupt anytime soon amid “anomalously high” volcanic gas emissions in Philippines. Key Points About 3,000 residents have left their homes from high-risk villages around Taal Volcano in Batangas province since the volcano erupted. Since the recent eruption of Taal Volcano, several ..

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African Swine Fever in the North East

The African Swine Fever has stuck Meghalaya. Earlier, it had struck Mizoram. Current Scenario The African Swine Fever has killed 1,700 pigs in Mizoram in a month. It has now spread to Meghalaya and has killed three hundred pigs here so far. African Swine Fever in Philippines The Philippines Government recently placed the country under ..

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World’s Strongest Super Typhoon Goni in Philippines

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

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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