Washington D.C: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Why US disagrees to grant Statehood to Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.?

Published: November 16, 2020

The United States territory of Puerto Rico for the third time in ten years has voted in favour of statehood. It demands to be treated at par with the other 50 states of USA. On November 3, 2020, on the same day of US elections, majority of Puerto Ricans voted in favour of a non-binding ..

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Democrat-led House of Representatives approves Statehood Bill for Washington D.C

Published: June 27, 2020

On 26th June 2020, the lower house of the United States Congress the House of Representatives has voted 232-180 in favour of the Bill that would grant the United States capital Washington D.C statehood for the first time since it was created 230 years ago. However, with the Presidential Elections in November this year, the ..

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NASA’s headquarter building named after ‘Mary W.Jackson’

Published: June 26, 2020

NASA has named it’s headquarter building at Washington D.C after its first African American Female Engineer Mary W.Jackson. The announcement was made on 24th June 2020 by the Administrator of NASA. The story of success of Mary W.Jackson was shown in the 2016 biographical drama Hidden Figures. The street outside the headquarters of NASA at ..

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Maharashtra topped in LEED-Certified Space in GBCI Report

Published: January 23, 2020

The Washington, D.C based leading certification agency that provides third part credentialing and verification for rating systems related to the built environment, Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI). released the list of India’s top 10 States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) on Tuesday, 21st January 2020. The report was published by the Indian ..

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IMF lowers from 6.1 to 4.8 Percent GDP Growth Rate for India

Published: January 22, 2020

The Washington, D.C based international organization, International Monetary Fund (IMF)decreased India’s GDP growth forecast to 4.8 percent for this fiscal year, which is 1.3 percentage point lesser than its previous estimates. Chief Economist of the IMF, Gita Gopinath stated in a blogpost that the slow down in the Indian economy which resulted in weak rural ..

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