Chile Current Affairs, GK & News

Chile rejects new Constitution

Recently, a referendum in Chile rejected a proposal to replace the old charter with a new progressive constitution. Key Points According to the result of this referendum, 61.9 percent votes were received against the proposal for the new constitution, while 38.1 percent people got support.The draft resolution was drafted to replace the 1980 charter, written ..

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Chile’s New Constitution- Highlights

Chileans are set to vote on a new constitution, that seeks to bring the most sweeping changes in country since the end of dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet military. Proposed changes focus on social rights, gender parity and environment. It represents a huge shift from 1980 constitution, which was written during Pinochet’s prime. Current constitution of ..

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Giant Magnellan Telescope

The Giant Magnellan Telescope is under construction. It will have resolving powers ten times the Hubble Space Telescope. Key Features Giant Magnellan Telescope is extremely large telescope. That is, the aperture of the primary mirror is between 20 metres and 100 metres. It will hold seven primary mirror segments. Each of the segment is 8.4 ..

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Gabriel Boric to become Chile’s next President

On December 19, 2021, A leftist millennial Gabriel Boric was elected as next President of Chile. Highlights He was elected as President, after a campaign against a free-market firebrand likened to former US President Donald Trump. Gabriel won with 56 per cent of the votes. Gabriel Boric Font Gabriel Boric Font is the president-elect of ..

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India-Chile 7th Foreign Office Consultations

7th Foreign Office Consultations between India and Chile were held on September 14, 2021 in Santiago. Highlights India was represented by Secretary (East) in Ministry of External Affairs Riva Ganguly Das. Chile was represented by Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ms. Carolina Valdivia Torres. During the Consultations, both sides reviewed their bilateral relations ..

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Chile to draft New Constitution

According to Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, Chilean assembly is set to draft a new constitution for the country which will replace the one inherited from dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Its first session will be held on July 4. Key Points Constitution will be re-written following a broad political consensus which was agreed to, after violent ..

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