South Africa Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Intellectual Property Waiver for COVID Vaccines

India and South Africa proposed for IP waiver at the World Trade Organisation in 2020. This has now been backed by the United States. The US will further negotiate at the World Trade Organisation to waive Intellectual property for COVID-19 vaccines. This will help in large scale production of COVID-19 vaccines in middle income countries. ..

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WHO’s E-2025 initiative

The World Health Organisation recently identified twenty-five countries with the potential to eradicate malaria by 2025. This is called the E-2025 initiative. What is the plan? The identified 25 countries will work by responding to the dual threat of malaria and COVID-19. The WHO is to provide technical guidance and specialised support to these countries ..

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Satellite images for Elephant Survey

Recently, the researchers from the University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research Unit and Machine Learning Research Group have detected the elephants in South Africa using the Artificial Intelligence from space. This survey is being claimed as more accurate as compared to the detection by Human. For the purpose of survey, researchers used the highest resolution ..

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India to host men’s edition of junior hockey World Cup 2021

International Hockey Federation (FIH) recently announced that India will host the men’s edition of the junior hockey World Cup 2021. The women’s junior World Cup event will be held in Potchefstroom in South Africa. This is the first time the African continent is organising the apex sports event. The Continental qualifier matches are scheduled throughout ..

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