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Vladimir Putin wins referendum

On July 1, 2020, Russia announced the results of the new referendum. The referendum introduced constitutional amendments. One of the most important amendments of these is the amendment that will allow the Russian President Vladimir Putin to contest for two more years. Highlights The amendment now has paved way for the Russian President Vladimir Putin ..

June 30: International Asteroid Day

Every year June 30 is observed as the International Asteroid Day. It is celebrated by the United Nations as well. Highlights The International Asteroid Day is held on the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska event that occurred on June 30, 1908. Tunguska Event The event is the largest known explosion recorded in the human history ..

Russian Presidency

The Russian President, Putin, said that the proposed amendment that would allow him to run for presidency for another term would be possible if the Constitutional Court allows it. Russian President The Russian President is the highest office in the Russian state. He is the head of the state, de jure head of the government ..

Erdogan-Putin Meet

The President of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, met with the Russian President Vladimir Putin and agreed on a ceasefire agreement to de-escalate the Syrian situation. Syrian Civil War The Syrian Civil War is considered one of the deadliest in the 21st century. It began in 2011 as a part of the Arab Spring movement. It is ..

Russia to be Theme Country at the Kolkata International Book Fair

The 44th International Kolkata Book Fair is set to be inaugurated in Kolkata by the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Rishatovich Kudashev. Russia has been selected as the focus theme country of the international fair, whose theme gate will be a replica of the iconic Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow. The ..

India improves to 72nd in Global Talent Competitiveness Index

In the recently released 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index, India has scaled up to eight places from the previous edition ranking to the 72nd rank. The list was topped by Switzerland, which emerged as the most talent-competitive nation of the world. The second rank was held by the United States followed by Singapore, Sweden, and ..

France and UK reaffirm support for Iran Nuclear Deal

On the sidelines of the Libya Summit held in the capital city of Germany, Berlin on Sunday, 19th January 2020 the President of France, Emmanuel Macron and the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated their commitment to the JCPoA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) for 2015 Iran nuclear deal and has acknowledged the need ..

Russian President flags for Nationwide Referendum for Constitutional Changes & nominates Mikhail Mishustin as new PM

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin flags referendum for major constitutional changes on Wednesday, 15th January 2020 by shifting major powers of the President of Russia to the lower house of the Russian Parliament called State Duma and also asked for the resignation of Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev by stating that the Medvedev led ..