Day July 25, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 25th July

• Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) has entered into a partnership with IIT-Delhi (on behalf of the UBA, as the National Coordinating Institute) and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA, a Swadeshi Science Movement) at IIT, Delhi for the Unnat…

EU recovery deal

• The 27-member European Union reached a historic agreement to counter the effects of coronavirus on the region’s economies. About: • The EU’s GDP is set to contract by close to 8 per cent in 2020 thanks to the Covid-induced…

Vriksharopan Abhiyan

• Union Home Minister launched the Tree Plantation Campaign “Vriksharopan Abhiyan” of the Ministry of Coal in the presence of Union Minister of Coal in Delhi. About: • Vriksharopan Abhiyan is being organized by the Ministry of Coal involving all…

Tianwen-1

• China launched its most ambitious Mars mission yet in a bold attempt to join the United States in successfully landing a spacecraft on the red planet. About: • Tianwen-1 (TW-1) is an interplanetary mission to Mars by the China…

Global Forest Resources Assessment

• Global Forest Resources Assessment is released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every five years since 1990. • This report assesses the state of forests, their conditions and management for all member countries. Highlights of 2020…

[Editorial Analysis] Seize the deal

Mains Paper 2: International Relations Prelims level: Generalised system of preferences Mains level: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Context: • Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal announced that India and the US were…