South Africa Current Affairs, GK & News

BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting

The BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs meeting will be hosted by China on 19th May 2022 via video conference. Since, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, this is the first meeting of BRICS Foreign Ministers. Who will be hosting this meeting? This meeting will be hoisted by Wang Yi, China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister. ..

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South Africa Flood Disaster

The most industrialised of the African continent, South Africa has mostly escaped the tropical cyclones that regularly hit its neighbouring countries. But in the last week, storms pounded the east coast city of Durban which triggered landslides and heavy floods that resulted in the deaths of more than 440 people. Role of climate change Meteorologists ..

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Wildlife Conservation Bond

The world’s first wildlife bond has been issued by the World Bank, raising USD 150 million that will partly be used for the conservation of South Africa’s black rhinos. Overview: The Wildlife Conservation Bond is the world’s first-of-its-kind financial instrument that is outcome-based and will be channelling investments to conserve black rhino populations. International Bank ..

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

On 21st March 2022, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has been observed. This day is observed annually across the globe. Overview: In 1960, on this day, at a peaceful demonstration against the apartheid pass laws in South Africa the police opened fire which resulted in 69 deaths, and 180 injuries. In ..

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Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa launch CBDC Scheme

Central banks in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and South Africa launched a Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) Scheme on August 2, 2021. Key Points CBDC scheme is a cross border payments trial that uses different central bank digital currencies (CBDC) in order to assess if this allows transactions to be settled in a cheap and easy ..

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