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Guyana takes over G77 Chairmanship for 2020

The South American country Guyana recently took over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 (G77) for the year 2020 from Palestine, which chaired the group for 2019. The Foreign Minister of Palestine formally handed over the gavel to the Prime Minister of Guyana. The Group of 77(G77), which was established in 1964 in Geneva, ..

GSAT-30 to be launched on Friday, 17th January 2020

The space agency of the Government of India- Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a communication satellite GSAT-30 from the overseas department of France on the northeast coast of the South America continent, French Guiana on Friday, 17th January 2020. The GSAT 30 satellite that derives its heritage from the earlier INSAT/GSAT satellite series ..

Ecuador declares State of Emergency after Oil Spills in waters off Galapagos Islands

Located in the South America continent, the Republic of Ecuador has declared a state emergency on Sunday 22nd December 2019 after a ship carrying 6000 gallons (2,500 liters) of diesel oil sank near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galapagos Islands. From continental Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are located 906km towards the west.  The accident ..