South Africa Current Affairs, GK & News

South Africa announces Joint Naval Drills with Russia, China

In the path of strengthening multilateral ties, South Africa, Russia, and China are to hold naval drills in the Indian Ocean. It is to be held in the month of February 2023. During the exercise, the countries will exchange knowledge and operational skills. Relationships among the countries have been prosperous and the exercise will improve ..

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2022 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) Report

The 2022 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) report was released by the British weekly The Economist. In this report, South Africa overtook Tunisia to become the most food-secure country in Africa. What are the key findings of the report? Vulnerability to Shocks: The global food environment is deteriorating, making it vulnerable to shocks. Significant progress ..

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What is IBSAMAR?

The seventh edition of maritime exercise IBSAMAR was organized from October 10 to 12 in South Africa. Key facts Exercise IBSAMAR is a joint maritime exercise between South Africa, Brazil and India. The inaugural edition of this naval exercise was held in 2008 to converge the democratic values, economic interests and maritime cooperation. In 2016, ..

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UK :1st country to approve Omicron Vaccine

The United Kingdom has authorized the first ever covid-19 vaccine for Omicron variant. It is the first country to do so. Authorization of vaccine will now pave ways for autumn booster campaign using two-strain shot of Moderna. Highlights: Conditional authorisation for the vaccine was granted by “Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority”. It was also ..

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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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