Weekly Digest

Weekly Digest

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Weekly Digest: Current Affairs

New Delhi, 5th July 2020: Indo-China economic-trade dispute surge higher

‘Ban China’ slogan has reached new heights as the Indian Government puts a complete ban on Chinese power equipment. Initially, Indian citizens hit the road with boycott China slogans. Gradually, the country saw a ban on 59 Chinese apps. Yesterday, a complete ban on imports of Chinese equipment was seen as a repercussion to the Indo-China border tension. The ban on Chinese power imports is expected to create 1 lakh domestic opportunities for the Indians.

Products that are imported before the ban are sent for scrutiny. Every imported power-supply equipment is being sent for tests for embed malware, trojan, or other cyber threats.

Paris, 4th July 2020: Jean Castex named French Prime Minister

Edouard Philippe, the previous Prime Minister of France, has resigned on 3rd July 2020. Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, has named Jean Castex as the new PM. The elections were to held in the year 2020, but Philippe resigned before that. Jean Castex is a 55-year-old, relatively low profiled public servant, expected to reboot the economy after months of lock-down.

Canberra, 3rd July 2020: World’s fastest-growing Black hole

Space researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) showed us the world’s massive and fastest-growing black hole. It is 34 billion times the mass of our Sun and 8000 times bigger than the black hole of the Milky Way galaxy. The humongous black hole is named J2157 and can gulp a Sun in a month. Dr. Christopher Onken of ANU declares the black hole as the hungriest black hole and says that a constant observation is required to provide more information.


London, 2nd July 2020: Kritika Pandey wins the Commonwealth Short Story 2020.

Kritika Pandey originating from Ranchi, India won the Commonwealth Short Story 2020 beating more than 5000 contestants. Her love story about a Hindu girl and a Muslim boy grabbed the attention of the judges. The award was presented by a Ghanaian writer and editor Nii Ayikwei who was a member of the judging panel.

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Hyderabad, 1st July 2020: India’s First Coronavirus Vaccine, COVAXIN

Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), and National Institute of Virology (NIV) announced its first successful vaccine for Coronavirus. The vaccine is to be tested on humans in July 2020. The pre-clinical tests suggest that the vaccine is safe for humans with zero side effects.

Italy claims the world’s first potential corona virus vaccine. It is yet to be tested on humans.

China, 30th June 2020: Birth Control Policy or Muslim Genocide?

It’s not an unknown fact that China is the populous country in the world. The one-child policy program was issued nationwide in China in 1980. The Chineses Government is now taking drastic measures to curb its population growth. Uighurs (Turkic-speaking minority groups who are considered Muslims) and other minorities are targeted to slash the Muslim population in China. Parents with 3 or more children are sent to detention camps unless a huge penalty is paid.

TERM: Genocide >> Mass killing of people belonging to a specific community or ethnic group.

South China, 29th June 2020: South China Sea Disputes

History of the South China Sea disputes roots back to World War II. Japan used the island for military purposes before claimed by China. The dispute involves the Republic of China, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.Since 2013, China began claims over islands in the Spratly Islands and the Paracel Islands region. These claims restricted freedom in the navigation of operation. The United States, France, and the United Kingdom have internationally condemned Chinese actions.On 28th June 2020, the United Nations has accepted and welcomed the proposal that the South China Sea disputed be resolved in line with international law, including UNCLOS (United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea).

Weekly Digest : General Knowledge

Indian Politics- The framing of the Indian Constitution

1. M.N Roy (A pioneer of the Communist Movement in India.) had initiated the thought of the Indian constitution. 

2. The constitution was framed by the Constituent Assembly of India, set up on 16th May 1946 by the cabinet mission plan under the chairmanship of Sach Chidanand Sinha. Initially, Dr. Rajendra Prasad and H.C Mukherjee were elected as the president and the Vice-President respectively, on 11th December 1946. And, B.N Rao was appointed as the Constitutional Advisor.

3. The total number of members of the Constituent Assembly was 389, of which 292 representatives were of the British state. 93 of the remaining were the representatives of the Princely States, and 4 Chief Commissioners of the Province of Delhi, Ajmer-Merwara, Coorg, and British Baluchistan.

4. Dr. B.R Ambedkar was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee. He is also known as the Father of the Indian Constitution.

5. The chairman of the drafting committee was Dr. B.R Ambedkar who is also known as the father of the Indian constitution.

Weekly Digest : General Knowledge Curated by Sumon Banerjee

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