Day June 21, 2020

Rajya Sabha elections

• Another round of Rajya Sabha elections has been completed. Polls to some seats were postponed in view of the situation caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak. About: • Only elected members of the State Legislative Assemblies can vote in…

Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

• PM Modi launched a massive employment -cum- rural public works Campaign named ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to empower and provide livelihood opportunities in areas/ villages witnessing large number of returnee migrant workers affected by the devastating COVID-19. Crucial highlights:…

Annular solar eclipse

• A rare celestial event, annular solar eclipse popularly called as ring of fire eclipse will be visible on June 21, 2020. Key highlights: • An eclipse happens when the moon while orbiting the Earth, comes in between the sun…

Sec 309 IPC

• One of the most archaic laws that punishes attempts to commit suicide – Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)— continues to exist in the statute book and is often misused. About: • Anyone who survives an attempted…