Day June 29, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 29th June

• The Union Finance Ministry has decided to launch Floating Rate Savings Bonds 2020 (Taxable) from July 1, giving an opportunity to invest in secured government instruments. The new scheme has been brought in place of 7.75 per cent Savings…

[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] Ease of Harming Environment

Mains Paper 3: Environment Prelims level: Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2020 Mains level: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Context: • The government has put up for public consideration and comment the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment…

[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…

[Editorial Analysis] Use the pause

Mains Paper 2: Education Prelims level: Central Board of Secondary Education Mains level: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education Context: • To ending three months of uncertainty for Class X and XII students, the…

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…