International current affairs- March 12, 2021

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International current affairs- March 12, 2021

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1-At least 20 people were killed in fire at a four-story clothing factory in Egypt’s El Obour city, north of Cairo.

2-US President Joe Biden’s spokesperson Jen Psaki has defended his statement that Indian Americans are taking over the country.

3-The US House has passed two gun control bills.

4-US President Joe Biden has signed $1.9tn Covid relief bill into law.

5-The overall number of global Covid-19 caseload has topped 118.4 mn.

6-US Vice President Kamala Harris to participate in the first Quad summit with President Joe Biden, Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India, Scott Morrison of Australia and Yoshihide Suga of Japan.

Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris

7-Afghans commemorated destruction of 2 Buddha statues destroyed by Taliban.

8-Nearly 150% surge in anti-Asian hate crimes across major cities in the US in 2020.

9-The European Union (EU) has authorised Covid-19 vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson

10-Pakistan has once again banned Chinese TikTok for peddling vulgarity.

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11-The UN has launched a new global campaign for global Covid-19 vaccine equity.

12-Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held talks with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in Cairo over the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile river.

13-Public Health England (PHE) said that it has been probing new Covid variant identified in the UK as a Variant Under Investigation (VUI).

14-Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged US to leave Iraq, Syria.

15-US President Joe Biden sees freedom from Covid-19 by Independence Day, July 4.

Joe Biden
Joe Biden

16-David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) said that Yemen has been heading toward biggest famine in modern history.

17-Algerian parliamentary polls will be held on June 12, as Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has signed a decree.

18- According to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), there were 1.4mn unplanned newborns across the world in 2020.

19-San Francisco has announced funding for black transgenders.

20-Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and her spouse Prince Daniel have tested covid positive.

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21-New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland relaxed Covid-19 restrictions, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

Jacinda Ardern
Jacinda Ardern

22-Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan has threatened action over the European Union (EU) carbon tariff.

23-Five people arrested in connection with the collapse of VBS Mutual Bank in South Africa.

24-S.Korea has extended the Level 2 social-distancing rules for two weeks till March 28.

25-210mn trees planted in Beijing in 40 yrs(from 1980 to 2020).

26-49 per cent of American men who identify themselves as Republicans will, say that they won’t get inoculated.

27-China has remembered a renowned statesman Sun Yat-sen on 96th death anniversary.

28- According to Asad Umar, Pakistan’s Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, 3rd Covid wave started in Pakistan.

29-30-yr prison term sought for Peru’s former First Lady and leader of the Popular Force (FP) party, Keiko Fujimori.


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