Current Affairs - June, 2020

Lazarus Chakwera elected as New President of Malawi following Evidence of Irregularities in 2019 Elections

On 23rd June 2020, the Presidential Elections of Malawi was conducted after the annulment of the results of the 2019 Presidential Elections by the Constitutional Court of Malawi earlier in the month of February 2020. Lazarus Chakwera was elected as the new President of Malawi after winning 2,604,043 votes, which is 59.34 percent of the ..

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Special Security Force for Industrial Security in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh government is to create a dedicated Security force that will look after the security of airport, district courts, industrial institutions, banks and metro rails. Highlights The Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force (UPSSF) will be created by the Uttar Pradesh Government to secure its industries. The force will operate in a similar way ..

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World Bank Group Approves USD 500 Million under STARS Program

On 28th June 2020, the World Bank Group has announced that a loan of USD 500 million (approx Rs 3700 crore) was approved by its Board of Executives on 24th June 2020 for improving the quality and governance of school education system in India. The loan approved will benefit 10 million teachers and 250 million ..

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SANDRP: “Draft EIA Notification of GoI encourages environment violations”

The South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) says that the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification that was recently issued by the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change dilutes the EIA process. It also says that the draft encourages environment violations in case of big irrigation projects. Background The Ministry of ..

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June 29: International Day of the Tropics

Every year, on June 29, the International Day of the tropics is celebrated by the United Nations. The day celebrates the diversity of the tropics and highlights unique challenges and opportunities of the region. Tropics The tropics are the regions between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropics of Capricorn. The most important feature of the ..

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