UK Current Affairs, GK & News

Northern Ireland Protocol – Update (May, 2022)

The Northern Ireland Protocol is becoming a point of tension between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK). Where is Northern Ireland located? Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom (UK). It shares a border with the Republic of Ireland (a member of the EU). What is the Northern Ireland Protocol? The ..

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UK-India Business Commission

Recently, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) inked a pact to establish the UK-India Business Commission. What are the objectives of the UK-India Business Commission? To increase collaboration among industries of the United Kingdom (UK) and India. To advocate the removal of the barriers to bilateral trade and ..

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India’s FDI Inflow in April-Dec 2021

According to data from the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), during April-December 2021, India’s Foreign direct investment (FDI) equity inflows contracted by 16 percent to USD 43.17 billion. Overview: During the same time period the previous year, inflows stood at USD 51.47 billion. Total FDI inflows (reinvested earnings, equity inflows, and ..

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What is Ocean Rewilding?

Ocean Rewilding is expected to come up in COP26. A network of 68 European organisations are working together to find ways to reinvigorate the marine life of the earth. Rewilding is restoring to its natural uncultivated state. This is done by introducing animal or plant species that have been exterminated (destroyed completely) or driven out ..

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What is COVID Variant of Concern?

The UK scientists recently declared the new COVID-19 strains found in India as the “Variant of Concern”. What are the criteria to name a virus as “Variant of Concern”? Various national and international organisations such as CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention), COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium and Canadian COVID Genomics Network use the following ..

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