Protests: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

What is “George Floyd” protest in news currently?

Published: June 1, 2020

The United States is facing nation wide protests over the death of an African American George Floyd. Highlights George Floyd, an African American man of age 46 died after the police arrested him near a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This has created the current unrest in the country. Mr Floyd was from Houston and has ..

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UP Cabinet passes ‘Recovery of Damage to Public Properties Ordinance 2020’

Published: March 17, 2020

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet recently passed the ‘Recovery of Damage to Public Properties Ordinance 2020’ for recovery of losses caused by damage to public property during violent protests. The decision which was taken in a cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath aims to prevent loss of public property in the state. The damages ..

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Organisations supporting protests cannot be deprived of foreign funds

Published: March 7, 2020

The Supreme Court recently ruled that an organisation supporting public causes by legitimate means of opposition like ‘bandh’ and ‘hartal’ cannot be deprived of its legitimate right of receiving foreign funds. But the organisations which are used for channelling the foreign funds by political parties shall come under the purview of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act ..

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Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi becomes Iraq’s new Prime Minister

Published: February 3, 2020

After several months of protests, Iraq has named Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as its next Prime Minister. The Iraq President Barham Salih has appointed the former Minister of Communications as the next Prime Minister. Mohammed Allawi was appointed as the head as the previous Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi resigned in last November, after mass demonstrations ..

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Mohamed Morsi, former President of Egypt, passes away

Published: June 18, 2019

Mohamed Morsi (67), the former President of Egypt, has passed away in Cairo on June 17 after collapsing during his court trial that charged him of espionage and inciting violence. He was the first democratically-elected President of Egypt. His death has raised doubts over the ‘torturous’ condition under which he was kept in prison. Voices ..

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