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Tokyo 2020 Olympics (2020 Summer Olympics): Here's all you need to know about the 'Games of the XXXII Olympiad'

Jul 22, 2021
Tokyo 2020 Olympics (2020 Summer Olympics): The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is an international sports event that will be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021, in the city of Tokyo, Japan. This article precisely describes the Tokyo 2020 Olympics schedule, list of Indian athletes qualified for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, participating nations, mascot, games and sports to be played at Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

The USA formed a new Quad Group with Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan: Here's what you need to know

Jul 20, 2021
Biden Administration announced a diplomatic platform with Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan to enhance regional connectivity with a key focus on Afghanistan. The group will work to expand trade, build transit links and strengthen business-to-business ties.

Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC): Purpose and Governing Bodies

Jul 15, 2021
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is an international organization with 57 member states spread over four continents. It is an organisation of the collective voice of the Muslim world. The main motive of the organisation is to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world.

Tiangong: All about China's Space Station and space war speculation in US report here

Jul 14, 2021
The United States of America has reported recently that China may be increasing its manufacturing of space weapons that could destroy satellites. Can this mean a space war preparation or is Tiangong space station of China a step in this direction? Let us find out below. 

List of India’s neighbouring countries

Jun 21, 2021
The neighbouring countries of India are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. India is located latitudinally in the Northern Hemisphere and longitudinally in the Eastern Hemisphere. 

List of 20 richest people in the world 2021

Jun 21, 2021
Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos surpassed Elon Reeve Musk of the US as the richest person in the world with a net worth of US$200.5 billion on 21 June 2021.

COVID-19 variants list: How many variants of SARS-CoV-2 are there in the world?

Jun 16, 2021
This article mentions notable variants of SARS-COV-2 in the world, the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Google-built Firmina subsea cable: Here's all you need to know about the world’s longest undersea cable

Jun 16, 2021
Firmina subsea cable will be the longest subsea cable in the world. It will run from the East Coast of the United States to Las Toninas, Argentina, with additional landings in Praia Grande, Brazil, and Punta del Este, Uruguay.

How Israel's strikes on Gaza may constitute war crime? Know what UNHRC has to say here

Jun 16, 2021
United Nations Human Rights Council had earlier established a commission of inquiry into HR violations and abuses in Occupied Palestine territory, east Jerusalem and Israel during the Israel Palestine Conflict. Now again the strikes on Gaza have been made after coming to a ceasefire in May 2021.  Know all about it here

Israel: History, creation, conflicts and other important details

Jun 16, 2021
In the article below know all about Israel,  its history, administration, the conflicts in religions and many other facts. The recent Israel- Palestinian war/ conflict,  the new Prime Minister has made this topic important from exam point of view. 

What is the Blue Dot Network (BDN) by USA, Japan and Australia?

Jun 15, 2021
Know in the article below about the Blue Dot Network known as BDN and why is it being seen as an alternative to China's Belt and Road Initiative. 

Explained: Naftali Bennett ousts Netanyahu after 12 years- Changes expected 

Jun 14, 2021
Naftali Bennett has ousted Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 years of ruling as Israel's Prime Minister.  A lot of changes are expected in Israel and its polity now. Take a look at the details below. 

What are the Objectives and Functions of the World Bank?

Jun 9, 2021
World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to low and middle-income countries for various projects. Its most recent aim is to reduce the poverty across the world. 

World Oceans Day 2021: Know about this year's theme, history & significance of this day here

Jun 8, 2021
World Oceans Day is observed on June 8 every year. It is observed to spread awareness about the role of oceans on Earth. Oceans are said to be the lungs of our planet. Here's an article explaining all the details about World Oceans Day 2021, its theme, history, and other details.

World Brain Tumor Day 2021: History, Significance and Facts

Jun 8, 2021
World Brain Tumor Day 2021: It is observed on 8th June. Learn the history behind the celebration of the day with some facts about a brain tumor. 

World Food Safety Day 2021: Theme this year, History and Significance

Jun 7, 2021
To ensure safe food reaches every being on Earth,  Food and Agriculture Organization  (FAO) of the United Nations decide to celebrate 7th June as the “World Food Safety Day”. Know about this year's theme, significance of this day and the reason why it is observed. 

China's Three Child Policy: What made China relax its two child policy?

Jun 2, 2021
China's population is ageing and the human resources are falling short. The demographic index indications suggest China to bring the Three Child Policy now. Know about the failure of its one and two child policies here

Kenya's Lamu Port: Here's all about another Chinese-built port in the Indian Ocean

Jun 2, 2021
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta launched Lamu Port, the country's newest mega infrastructure project, on May 20, 2021. The project is a part of the LAPSSET corridor which has been constructed by China Communications Construction Company. 

The English Calendar Riots of 1752: Why our calendars skip 11 days in September 1752?

May 18, 2021
In this article, we have mentioned how our calendars lost 11 days in September 1752.

Doomsday Scrolling: What is it, its effects, age groups involved, and how to limit it?

May 18, 2021
The tendency to endlessly scroll or surf through the bad news even if it saddening or depressing is known as Doomsday scrolling or Doomscrolling. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this tendency. 

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