In a historic move, New Zealand on April 13 introduced a legislation that will mandate financial firms to chalk out plans related to climate-related risks and opportunities. Reportedly, banks, insurers, and wealth management firms listed on the country's stock exchange will now have to report about how their investments are impacting the climate. With this initiative, the country aims to achieve the net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2050. … read-more
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The New Zealand government, on April 8, announced a temporary ban on the entry of travellers from India. Extending the ban to even its own citizens, the island nation has imposed suspension for April 11 to April 28. "The resumption would be finalised after considering the risk management measures," said PM Jacinda Ardern. Witnessing the second wave of COVID-19, India has been reporting over 1,00,000 cases on daily basis.
The ICC men's Player of the Month for February has been awarded to Ravichandran Ashwin for his exceptional performance in the India vs England Test series. With a total of 176 runs and 24 wickets in the month, including his 400th test wicket, the preeminent off-spinner extensively contributed to India's qualification in the upcoming World Test Championship Final against New Zealand. Meanwhile, England's Tammy Beaumont became the women's… read-more
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The Indian cricket team has qualified for the ICC World Test Championship finals with its victory over England in the fourth Test on March 6. India will now compete with New Zealand in the finals slated from June 18-22 at Lord’s. Rishabh Pant was adjudged the Man of the Match for his 101-run knock that helped India to defeat the visitors by an innings and 25 runs.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on March 5 issued alerts of around three-meters-high (10 feet) waves in the Pacific region nations after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand's Kermadec Islands. The alert was issued for mass coastal evacuations in the Pacific region of Vanuatu and New Caledonia. New Zealand's National Emergency Management Agency said that the areas under threat range from the Bay of Islands to the Great Barrier… read-more
New Zealand cricket team has qualified for the finals of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship that is to be played at the Lord's cricket ground. The confirmation came after Australia aborted their tour of South Africa following the outbreak of new variant of COVID-19. While Australia has the least chance of qualifying, India and England will compete for the second spot of the finals in the upcoming Test series.
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The ICC has revised the schedule for Women’s World Cup 2021 to 2022. The pandemic-stricken tournament which was to be held in February-March 2021 has been postponed to March 4-April 3, 2022. Reportedly, the Indian team will open their campaign on March 6 against a qualifier-team, which is yet to be decided. Reportedly, eight teams will contest in the tournament which will be conducted across six venues in New Zealand.
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New Zealand banns Pakistan cricket team from outdoor training, after eight out of the 53-membered squad tested positive for Covid. The authorities also claimed that they found the team violating isolation protocols. However, the Pak team was already warned for sharing food with the teammates, surfaced in CCTV. Denial over the training, a major set back for the Pak team as three-match Twenty-20 series and two-match test begins on December 18… read-more
New Zealand has declared a climate emergency while pledging to make its public sector carbon-neutral by 2025. With this commitment, it joined the club of Japan, Canada, France and Britain who have already declared climate emergency. It also set aside $141 million fund to replace coal boilers with electric ones. New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern said the decision was in accordance with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's… read-more
Concluding the investigation, New Zealand’s health authorities have laid charges against 13 parties over the December 2019 volcanic disaster on the White Island. The authorities have charged them for overlooking health and safety measures. Active since 2011, the White Island's sudden eruption on December 9, 2019 had surprised everyone as it killed 22 people including some tourists. Some 47 people, mostly from Australia and the US, were on the… read-more
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