Syria: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
Syria to Conduct Parliamentary Elections on July 19
Published: July 19, 2020
The Syrian Government is going to hold the parliamentary elections on July 19 aimed at changing the political scenario in the country so that the economic hardships of the country could be resolved. The elections also coincide with the sitting President Bashar-al-Assad marking 20 years in power amid an ongoing war and grave economic crisis ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020
Category: International Current Affairs
20th June: World Refugee Day
Published: June 20, 2020
To honor refugees across the globe, the United Nations designated 20th June to be observed as World Refugee Day in its Resolution 55/76 on 4th December 2000. The first World Refugee Day was observed on 20th June 2001. The theme of 2020 World Refugee Day: Every Action Counts This year’s theme is to remind the ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
Lesbos and Chios Riots
Published: February 28, 2020
Dozens of people were injured due to intensifying clashes in the Greek Islands of Lesbos and Chios. The riots are against the government’s plans to build migrant camps on the islands. The islands, Lesbos and Chios are part of which country? The Lesbos and Chios islands are part of Greece. The Greek government has overcrowded ..
Syria is the Top Refugee Originating Country and has the Highest Internal Population of Displaced People
Published: November 30, 2019
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 ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
Turkey attack on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria
Published: October 10, 2019
Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters known as the Syrian Democratic Forces in northeast Syria after US troops pulled back from the area. The operation could reshape the map of the Syrian conflict once again as it was Turkey’s third such incursion since 2016. What does turkey want? Turkey has two main goals ..