Vladimir Putin Current Affairs, GK & News

What are the Governance Reforms approved by Russia?

On November 17, 2020, the Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved Governance Reforms that are to begin from January 1, 2021. Highlights The reforms were earlier postponed several times due to number of reasons including COVID-19 pandemic. The reforms are being made at executive level. What are the reforms? According to the reforms, the staff ..

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India attends SCO Summit: Key Facts

On November 10, 2020, India attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit. India was represented by PM Modi at the summit. This is the 20th summit of the organization and third for India since it became a member in 2017. India was an observer at the SCO since 2005. Since 2017, the Indian delegation is being ..

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European Union to sanction Russia and Belarus

On October 12, 2020, the European Union agreed to impose sanctions on Russia for poisoning the opposition leader Alexei Navalny.  Imposition of sanction was initiated by France and Germany. What is the issue? Navalny was an anti-corruption investigator. He was the major political opponent of Vladimir Putin the Russian president. He fell ill on August ..

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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 ..

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Russia passes bill to allow Putin to run for presidency in 2024

The Federation Council, the Upper House of the Russian parliament approved the presidential bill on amending the national Constitution, after the Lower house passed it. The bill changes the powers of the parliament and allows President Vladimir Putin to run for the presidency again in 2024, which may extend his rule to two more terms. ..

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