Brazil Current Affairs - 2019

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FIFA World Cup ball Brazuca has in-built cameras

FootballIn a latest development showing how much the technology has mingled with sports, Brazuca– the balls to be used in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil- has been designed with six in-built HD cameras to capture 360 degree view of the on-field action.

Brazuca has shades of blue, orange and green, and stars on it reflecting the vibrancy and flair associated with the game in the Mecca of football. This time the ball is said to have much improved touch and accuracy. The technology involves a new structural innovation with a unique symmetry of six identical panels alongside a different surface structure that will provide improved grip, touch, stability and aerodynamics on the pitch.

World Bank to double its lending to developing nations

As part of its efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030, the World Bank Group declared that it will almost double yearly lending capacity to emerging nations like Brazil, China, India, etc. from USD 15 billion to USD 28 billion. In next decade, the WB it would be increasing its lending capacity by USD 100 billion to USD 300 billion for middle income nations.

IBRD  (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) has increased its single borrower limit by $2.5 billion for Brazil, China, Indonesia, India, and Mexico.