Day June 29, 2020

[Editorial Analysis] Brief reprieve

Mains Paper 2: International Prelims level: Financial Action Task Force Mains level: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate Context: • Financial Action Task Force, the global watchdog group, has decided to grant Pakistan and other countries on…

[Editorial Analysis] What Kabul Needs

Mains Paper 2: International Relations Prelims level: India- Afghanistan relations Mains level: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Context: • US Special Envoy for Afghan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad called for India’s direct…

Statistics Day

• Statistics Day of India is being celebrated on June 29, 2020 on the birth anniversary of Prof. P C Mahalanobis. This year’s Theme is “SDG- 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) & SDG-…

Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao

• Vice President Venkaiah Naidu paid tributes to former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao on his birth anniversary (June 28, 2020). About: • Pamulaparthi Venkata Narasimha Rao (1921 –2004) was a politician who served as the 9th Prime Minister of…

Megaflash lightning

• A World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) committee of experts said two new world records for the longest reported distance and the longest reported duration for a single lightning flash were set in Brazil and Argentina. About: • A single Lightning…

International Day of the Tropics

• The International Day of the Tropics 2020 is being celebrated on June 29. About: • The inaugural State of the Tropics Report was launched on 29 June 2014, as the culmination of a collaboration between twelve leading tropical research…

Monsoon in India

• The monsoon covered the whole of India, 12 days before the normal date of July 8, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. This was the fastest progression of the rain-bearing system since 2013. About: • The formation of a…