Uruguay Current Affairs, GK & News

Health Ministry Urged to Frame Law to Ban Manufacture, Sale of e-cigarettes

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has urged the Health Ministry to frame law banning manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in the country as in the absence of the domestic legislation, it would not be possible to put a blanket ban on its imports. The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has stated that without banning ..

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Mercer Quality of Living Ranking 2019

The Quality of Living Index 2019 was released by the Consulting Agency Mercer. The index was based on the data analysed between September and November 2018. The index ranks 231 cities. Quality of Living Index 2019 Austrian capital Vienna tops the Mercer’s index of most liveable cities for the 10th year in a row. Vienna ..

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Uruguay's soccer legend Alcides Ghiggia passes away

Uruguayan soccer legend Alcides Ghiggia has passed away due to heart attack in Montevideo, Uruguay. He was 88. He had scored the winning goal against Brazil in the final match of World Cup 1950 which had helped Uruguay to win World Cup for the second time. He had scored the deciding goal 10 minutes from ..

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FIFA world ranking: Spain still FIFA's No:1 ranked team

The World and European champion Spain remains No. 1 for the 29th consecutive month in the FIFA men’s soccer rankings. Spain holds a big lead over Germany. Argentina was third, followed by Colombia, Portugal, Uruguay, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Brazil.   World Cup host Brazil is 10th, with the United States in 14th. The FIFA ..

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Uruguay becomes first country to legalize sale and production of marijuana

Uruguay has become the first nation in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana. The country’s parliament has passed the government-sponsored bill which allows registered Uruguayans over 18 to buy up to 40g (1,4oz) of the drug a month. Though possession of the drug is not a crime in the ..

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