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Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project

• The Concession Agreement for the 600 MegaWatt Kholongchhu (Joint Venture) Hydroelectric Project between Bhutan government and Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited was signed. About: • The 600 MW run-of-the-river project is located on the lower course of the Kholongchhu River…

Zealandia

• GNS Science, a New Zealand research institute, has published two new maps covering Zealandia’s tectonic profile and shape. About: • Zealandia is an almost entirely submerged mass of continental crust located in the southern Pacific Ocean that subsided after…

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…

UNODC World Drug Report 2020

• International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2020 is being observed on 26 June under the theme “Better Knowledge for Better Care”. UNODC World Drug Report 2020 was also released on the occasion. About: • By resolution 42/112…

Distressed Assets Fund to MSMEs

• Minister of MSME launched the Credit Guarantee Scheme for Sub-ordinate Debt (CGSSD) which is also called “Distressed Assets Fund–Sub-ordinate Debt for MSMEs”. Key highlights of the scheme are: • The guarantee cover worth Rs. 20,000 crores will be provided…