Hungary Current Affairs - 2020

Aishwarya Pissay: 1st Indian to claim a World Title in Motorsports

Aishwarya Pissay became first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports by winning FIM World Cup ( Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) in women’s category after the final round of the championship at Varpalota in Hungary. She also finished 2nd in FIM Junior category.

 Key Highlights

The 23-year old from Bengaluru won the 1st round in Dubai and was placed 3rd (Portugal), 5th (Spain) and 4th (Hungary) in subsequent outings.

She finally finished with a tally of 65 points, just 4 points ahead of Rita Vieira of Portugal in final overall standings for women and made history by becoming the first Indian to win a world title in motor sports.

She was placed 2nd in junior category with 46 points, behind championship winner Tomas de Gavardo of Chile with 60 points.

Going into Hungarian Baja, Aishwarya with 52 points and Vieira with 45 points were top contenders for World Cup. The 4th-place finish earned Aishwarya 13 points while Vieira, who was placed 3rd, garnered 16.

Zuzana Caputova elected first female President of Slovakia

Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia’s presidential election, making her the country’s first female head of state. Ms Caputova defeated high-profile diplomat Maros Sefcovic, nominated by the governing party. She won 58% of the vote, with Mr Sefcovic trailing on 42%. Mr Sefcovic is the vice president of the European Commission.


Slovakia is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It borders Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, Austria to the west, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. Slovakia is a member of the European Union and NATO.

Slovakia was the “other half” of Czechoslovakia, which split into two countries in 1993.

Slovakia’s which spans about 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi) is mostly mountainous. The capital and largest city is Bratislava, and the second largest city is Košice. The official language is Slovak and Euro is its national currency.