26.12.19 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL Russia ‘only country in world’ with hypersonic weapons   Russia is the only country in the world that has hypersonic weapons- weapons that travel faster than Mach5 (~6174kmph) and have the capability to manoeuvre during the entire flight. The first unit equipped with the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle is set to go on duty … Read more

25.12.19 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

  INTERNATIONAL Google searches for Operation Twist surge in India   Google searches for Operation Twist surge in India. The announcement came after the central bank announced its version of the U.S. Federal Reserve unconventional monetary policy. The searches for the term came from Delhi, Maharashtra.   The central bank buys long-term bonds while simultaneously selling short-term government securities to … Read more

24.12.19 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

    INTERNATIONAL Eight West African nations rename common currency to Eco   Eight West African countries have agreed to change the name of their common currency to Eco and severed their earlier currency CFA Franc’s links to former colonial ruler France. The CFA Franc was initially pegged to the French franc and has been … Read more

22-23.12.19 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

    INTERNATIONAL Portugal to launch a Gandhi Citizenship Education Prize   Portugal is to launch a Gandhi Citizenship Education Prize with an aim to promote Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals. The announcement was made by the Portuguese Prime Minister, Antonio Costa. at the second meeting of the National Committee for Commemoration of the 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at New … Read more

21.12.19 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

    INTERNATIONAL International Astronomical Union names new star as ‘Sharjah’   The International Astronomical Union (IAU) announced the names of the newly discovered stars and planets, where the name “Sharjah” was chosen for a star with “Barjeel” being the name of one of its planets. The announcement was made during a press conference of … Read more

20.12.19 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL WHO approved a biosimilar medicine for breast cancer   The World Health Organization (WHO) has now approved a biosimilar medicine that is derived from living sources instead of the chemicals. The aim is to make breast cancer treatment affordable to women globally. This approval from WHO is first of such kind.   The Trastuzumab drug has proved high efficacy in … Read more

19.12.19 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL UNESCO removes Racist, a Belgian carnival, from the heritage list   The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) removed ‘Racist’ the Belgian carnival from the heritage list. It was removed over the recurring repetition of racist and antisemitic representations as the carnival mocks Jews.   The carnival is celebrated in the Belgian city of Aalst every … Read more

18.12.19 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL   Every 5th fire death in world is in India: Study   With 27,027 deaths, every fifth fire-related death in the world in 2017 took place in India. Around 9 million fire incidents and 1.2 lakh deaths were recorded across the globe that year. Of these incidents, India recorded 1.6 million fires and 27,027 deaths, according to a … Read more

17.12.19 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL NASA select site Nightingale for observation   NASA has finally selected a sample collection site on asteroid Bennu after the arrival of OSIRIS-REx spacecraft in December 2018. The OSIRIS-Rex mission team has selected the site designated Nightingale, which is located in a crater high in Bennu’s northern hemisphere. The team has also selected site Osprey of Bennu as a backup sample collection site.   OSIRIS-REx spacecraft mapped … Read more

15-16.12.19 West Bengal (WBPSC) Daily Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL International Tea Day 2019 The United Nations (UN) has declared May 21 as International Tea Day on the recommendations of India, however, this day is celebrated on December 15 Every Year. The proposal was made by India at the International Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Intergovernmental Group meeting held in Milan 4 years ago. … Read more

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