Egypt Current Affairs - 2020

Nine-year-long dispute between Sudan, Ethiopia, and Egypt likely to end in Upcoming Weeks

On 26th June 2020, Ethiopia’s Water Minister has stated that a consensus had been reached between the three countries(Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt) over the USD 4.5 billion worth Giant Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the dam will not be filled unilaterally by Ethiopia. Three countries have been involved in continuous negotiations over the years to reach Read More…

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30 Years Egypt Ruler Mohammed Hosni Mubarak passes away

On February 25, 2020, the Egypt ruler Mohammed Hosni Mubarak died at the age of 91. He was severely ill in the last months of his life. He served as the President of Egypt between 1981 and 2011. Initially he served as an air force officer. It is to be noted that he undertook training Read More…

Referendum on Constitutional Amendments in Egypt

The Egyptians are voting for the constitutional amendments which were overwhelmingly approved by the Egyptian Parliament. Amendments Proposed The amendments extend presidential terms from four to six years. The amendments incorporate a transitional article which would give the “current president” the right to two new terms totalling 12 years. The president would be allowed to Read More…

India’s Education Technology Start-Up Bags Global Tech Prize

India’s education technology startup ‘Dost Education’ has bagged a $25,000 Next Billion Edtech Prize 2019 along with two other winners from Tanzania and Egypt. Ubongo (Tanzania) and PraxiLabs (Egypt) were the other two winners. Dost Education Dost Education was awarded for its ability to empower parents to take charge of their child’s early education by Read More…

World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief

As per the report of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, India has retained its position as the world’s top recipient of remittances (money sent back home by its nationals working abroad) in 2018. World Bank Report on Remittances Indian diaspora has sent $79 billion (approximately Rs 5.5 lakh crore) home. The Remittances grew Read More…

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