The United States: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

One in 10 COVID-19 cases in US are nursing home residents

Published: June 19, 2020

Nursing home residents account for nearly one in ten of all COVID-19 cases in the United States and more than a quarter of the deaths. The US currently has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world. About 1.4 million older and medically frail people live in the nursing homes in the US. The ..



US launches International Religious Freedom Alliance

Published: February 6, 2020

The United States recently launched the International Religious Freedom Alliance, which is aimed at protecting and preserving religious freedom across the world. The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the formal launch of the alliance. As many as 27 countries have joined the alliance and the prominent countries among them are Australia, Brazil, the ..


Gopal Baglay appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

Published: February 3, 2020

Veteran Indian diplomat Gopal Baglay was recently appointed as the India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. Gopal Baglay, who is currently serving at the Prime Minister’s Office, is expected to assume charge in a short time. He has succeeded Taranjit Singh Sandhu, who has recently been appointed as the Indian Ambassador to the United States. ..


Constitutional amendment introduced : To keep SC at 9 seats

Published: March 26, 2019

As the democrats have expressed an interest to expand the Supreme Court justices, the republicans are moving to keep it at 9. A resolution is to be passed by the republicans to keep the SC justice count to 9. It is very difficult to enact the amendment as it would require to win two – ..


Exercise Cutlass Express 2019

Published: February 11, 2019

The annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express was held from 27 Jan to 06 Feb 19. The exercise is aimed to improve law enforcement capacity, promote regional security and progress inter-operability between the armed forces of the participating nations for the purpose of interdicting illegal maritime activity in the Western Indian Ocean. The annual Exercise Cutlass ..