Current Affairs – July, 2020

6th BRICS Environment meeting held in Russia

On 30th July 2020, the Environment Ministers of 6th BRICS countries took part in the 6th BRICS Environment meeting. It was held online via video conferencing under the presidency of Russia. The meeting was preceded by the BRICS Working Group meeting. Key findings: Representing India at the meeting Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar emphasized India’s Read More…

Polar bears on the verge of extinction by 2100

Over the past few decades, polar bears have been ubiquitous symbol of climate change. This majestic creature is on its verge of extinction by the end of the century if global warming continues unabated. What does the report say? A recent study published in July 2020 issue of Nature Climate Change predicted that most polar Read More…

Australia to force US tech giant Facebook and Google to pay news publishers

For the first time in a landmark move to protect independent journalism Australia will force US tech giant Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay Australian media publishers for news content. Thus, Australia will become first such country which will help its native media company to gain royalty under the royalty-style system. If everything Read More…

PM Modi inaugurates Supreme Court building of Mauritius

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Mauritian Prime Minister Pravin Kumar Jugnauth on Thursday virtually inaugurated the new Supreme Court building at Port Louis. The building has been constructed with Indian assistance as India’s sign of cooperation with countries in the Indian Ocean Region. The inauguration process was done online via video conferencing in Read More…

International Friendship Day

International Friendship Day is celebrated on 30th July every year in many parts of the world while in India it is celebrated on the first Sunday of August every year which is going to be 2nd August this year. History Behind: The idea of the celebration of friendship day was proposed in the year 1958 Read More…