Colombia Current Affairs, GK & News

Gustavo Petro: Colombia’s first leftist President

Gustavo Petro has become the first leftist President of Colombia. He secured 50.5% of vote in second round of the presidential election, which was held on June 19, 2022. Background In April 2021, there was a series of anti-establishment protests in Colombia, against corruption, increased taxation amid covid-19 pandemic, stagnancy and new health care reform. ..

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Major non-NATO ally

Major non-NATO ally is a designation given by the U.S. government to some of its close allies. About the designation United States government gives Major non-NATO ally designation to countries that are not members of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) but have strategic relationships with Armed Forces of the United States. The Major non-NATO ally ..

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Ecuador: Emergency declared over crime wave

The South American Country, Ecuador, has declared a state of emergency because of crime wave. Key Points President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, announced a 60-day state of emergency on October 19, 2021 because of rise in violent drug crimes. The announcement was made on the eve of a visit by US Secretary of State Anthony ..

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Checklist of Colombian Butterflies- Highlights

As per recent study, Colombia is home to world’s largest variety of butterflies. It accounts for 20% of all known species. Key points International team of scientists classified 3,642 species and 2,085 subspecies. They registered the species in document titled “Checklist of Colombian Butterflies.” About 200 butterfly species are found in Colombia. Project researchers travelled ..

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Syria is the Top Refugee Originating Country and has the Highest Internal Population of Displaced People

According to the “World Migration Report 2020” published by the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration(IOM), a total of 41.3 million people were forced to leave their homes by the end of 2018 as per IOM’s internal displacement monitoring center. Syria with 6.1 million, has the highest internal population of displaced people in the world, followed ..

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