Day July 6, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 6th July

• The World Bank has released new Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) for reference year 2017, under International Comparison Program (ICP), that adjust for differences in the cost of living across economies of the World. Globally 176 economies participated in 2017…

Unlawful Activities Prevention Act

• The Union Home Ministry designated nine more individuals as “terrorists” under the amended anti-terror law that was passed by Parliament last year. The nine persons declared terrorists are linked to separatist Khalistani groups that seek to establish a separate…

Enrica Lexie case

• Government of India moved the Supreme Court seeking closure of judicial proceedings in India against two Italian marines after it accepted the ruling of Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Enrica Lexie case. About: • On 15 February…

Globba andersonii

• Botanists have “rediscovered” a rare and critically endangered plant species called Globba andersonii from the Sikkim Himalayas near the Teesta river valley region after a gap of nearly 136 years. About: • The plant Globba andersonii is commonly known…