International current affairs- March 16, 2021

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International current affairs- March 16, 2021

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1- Pakistani President Arif Alvi and his wife Samina Alvi received Covid-19 jabs with the Sinopharm vaccine in Islamabad.

2-Maldives has approved China’s Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use.

3-An explosion in Karachi’s Orangi Town has claimed the life of a Pakistan Ranger official and hurting 10 others.

4-The overall global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 120 million.

5-European countries like France Germany, Cyprus, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Slovenia have suspended the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine over blood clot concerns.

6-UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged leaders to advance women’s equal participation.

7-Eurostat said that the European tourism industry was halved in 2020.

8-Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has unveiled underground missile city.

9-Spain’s second Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias has resigned.

10-A Hong Kong man was jailed for five and half years for biting off policeman’s finger.

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11-Facebook has joined News Corp to license news from Australian media firms.

12-Iran has kicked off the final clinical trial of domestic vaccine.

13-The UN has welcomed the swearing-in of new Libya government.

14-The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that 4,129 illegal migrants were rescued off Libyan coast in 2021.

15-Ex-Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Anez has been transferred to women’s prison.

16- The ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) treats Uighurs as 2nd class citizens.

17-Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was accused of ignoring nationwide protests.

18-The US Senate has confirmed Deb Haaland as the first Native American Interior Secretary.

19-The US remained the largest arms exporter in between 2016 to 2020, according to a Swedish think-tank.

20-Bahrain’s Prince Sheikh Mohamed Hamad Mohamed Al Khalifa has arrived in Nepal to summit Mt Everest.

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21-At least two people were killed after a university bus in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province was attacked.

22-The Sri Lankan government has decided to continue with AstraZeneca vaccine.

23-Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has received 1st dose of Pfizer vaccine.

24-Kim Yo-jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister has threatened of scrap[ing a peace agreement deal with South Korea.

25-Yemen’s Houthi militia attacked the King Khalid Airbase in Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait city with bomb-laden drone.

26-US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi in Tokyo.

27-Pakistan’s Supreme Court said Imran Khan government is incapable of running country.

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