Current Affairs – July, 2020

Induction of first set of five Rafale fighter Jets 

The first set of five Rafale aircrafts landed in Ambala air base on July 29 to join IAF’s team. Section 144 CrPC (Criminal Procedure Code) imposed in 4 adjacent villages of Ambala air base. Public gathering on roofs and capturing any kind of photography of landing approaches was strictly prohibited. Jodhpur air base was taken Read More…

National Green Tribunal brings in stricter rules for commercial use of ground water

The National Green Tribunal has made the guidelines for the commercial use of ground water more stringent in the country. Highlights The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned general permission to withdraw ground water for commercial purposes without an EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment). The permit given should be for a specified quantity of water. The Read More…

United Nations: Nitrogen Dioxide levels fell by 70% in Delhi

On July 28, 2020, the United Nations reported that the nitrogen dioxide levels in New Delhi has fell by more than 70% during the lock down. However, according to the international organization, this could be temporary till the cities re-open. Highlights The Nitrogen Dioxide levels has fallen down in other countries as well. In China Read More…

China: The Hong Kong Extradition Treaty halted with Canada, Australia, UK

On July 28, 2020, China announced the suspension of extradition treaties of Hong Kong with Canada, Britain and Australia. Highlights China has brought the suspension under its New Security Law in Hong Kong. According to the law, China gained control over external affairs and defence of Hong Kong. Britain suspended its extradition treaty following Australia Read More…

July 29: Global Tiger Day

Every year July 29 is celebrated as Global Tiger Day. The decision to celebrate the day was taken at the Saint Petersburg Declaration on Tiger conservation that was signed in 2010. India India has 70% of total tiger population in the world. To commemorate Global Tiger Day, the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar released the Read More…