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 30 June 2020 Current Affairs


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Ques:1 International Day of Tropics observed every year on ….

Ans: 29 May

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In 2016 the  state of the Tropics alliancewelcomed the United Nations decision to declare 29th June as the International Day of Tropics. The initiative was spearheaded by the Australian Government in close collaboration with State of the Tropics alliance.
The International Day of the Tropics provides an opportunity to take stock of progress across the tropics, share tropical stories and celebrate the diversity and potential of the region.

Ques:2  Which country recently signed an executive order to prosecute those who damage national monuments, making it a punishable offence with upto 10 years in jail?

Ans: US

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Trump has signed an executive order to prosecute those who damage national mo
numents, making it a punishable offence with up to 10 years in jail amid fresh debate over the nation’s racist beginnings.
Meanwhile, the White House said Trump was “incredibly grateful” for the “widespread support” he has got from Indians and Indian-Americans. Deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews was responding to a question on a survey suggesting that over 50% of Indian-Americans are switching over to him in the presidential 
polls.

Ques:3 Russia has begun voting on constitutional reforms that could allow President Vladmir Putin to serve till ………………. office.

Ans: 2036

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Russia has begun voting on constitutional reforms that could allow President Vladimir Putin to serve another two terms in office.
The official vote is scheduled for 1 July, but authorities said they were opening polling stations a week early to stop overcrowding amid the pandemic.
Opposition activist Alexei Navalny has said the changes will allow Mr Putin to be "president for life".
Mr Putin, however, has said they will ensure Russia's stability.
Although the president has not publicly said he would run again in 2024 when his current term ends, he has said it is vital he has the option.
"Otherwise I know that in two years, instead of working normally at all levels of the state, all eyes will be on the search for potential successors," he said in an interview earlier this week.

Ques:4 National Statistics Day is observed every year on ……..
Ans: 29 May

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This year, the Statistics Day (29th June) will be celebrated virtually, in view of the travel and safety advisories on account of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Every year, the Statistics Day is celebrated on 29th June, the birth anniversary of Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, to recognise his invaluable contribution in establishing the National Statistical System. To popularise the use of statistics in everyday life and sensitise the public as to how statistics help in shaping and framing policies.
o    To raise public awareness, especially among the younger generation, about the role of statistics in socio-economic planning.

Ques:5 P.V Narasimha Rao served as the……………. Prime Minister of India?

Ans: 9th Prime Minister of India

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Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao was born on June 28, 1921 at Karimnagar. He studied in Osmania University, Hyderabad, Bombay University and the Nagpur University. A widower, Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao is the father of three sons and five daughters.
Being an agriculturist and an advocate, he joined politics and held some important portfolios. He was the Minister of Law and Information, 1962-64; Law and Endowments, 1964-67; Health and Medicine, 1967 and Education, 1968-71, Government of Andhra Pradesh. He was the Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh, 1971-73; General Secretary, All India Congress Committee, 1975-76; Chairman, Telugu Academy, Andhra Pradesh, 1968-74; Vice-President, Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Madras, from 1972. He was also Member, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, 1957-77; Member, Lok Sabha 1977-84 and was elected to Eighth Lok Sabha from Ramtek in December, 1984. As Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, 1978-79 he participated in a Conference on South Asia convened by the School of Asian and African Studies, London University. Shri Rao also Chaired Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s Andhra Centre; he was Minister for External Affairs from January 14, 1980 to July 18, 1984; Minister of Home Affairs from July 19, 1984 to December 31, 1984 and the Minister of Defence from December 31, 1984 to September 25, 1985. He then assumed charge as Minister of Human Resource Development on September 25, 1985 .



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