Current Affairs This Week (22-11-2020)

  • White giraffe fitted with tracker to deter poachers

    The world’s only known white giraffe has been fitted with a GPS tracking device to keep poachers at bay in north-east Kenya, conservationists say.

    A conservation group said rangers could monitor the lone male giraffe’s movements in real time. (Source: bbc.com)

  • 15 nations seal RCEP deal, India stays out
    The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a free trade agreement concluded between 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, namely Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Longewala
    Longewala is a border town in the Thar Desert in the western part of Jaisalmer district, in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is very close to the border with Pakistan and is most notable as the location of the Battle of Longewala during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 (Source: Wikipedia)
  • UK to ban petrol, diesel cars from 2030
    UK to ban petrol, diesel cars from 2030 in green ‘revolution’ – Britain will ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2030, a decade earlier than its previous commitment (source: The Hindu)
  • Quote of the week
    It is health that is the real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver. – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British rule.

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