Current Affairs This Week (14-06-2020)

  • Ladakh, largest union territory of India
    Ladakh is a region administered by India as a union territory, and constituting a part of the larger region of Kashmir. The largest town in Ladakh is Leh, followed by Kargil, each of which headquarters a district. The Leh district contains the Indus, Shyok and Nubra river valleys. The Kargil district contains the Suru, Dras and Zanskar river valleys.
  • Nepal’s new map includes India’s territories
    The Lower House of Nepal’s Parliament on Saturday unanimously passed the historic Second Constitution Amendment Bill guaranteeing legal status for the updated political map of Nepal which includes India’s territories in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district.
  • Vasant Raiji, India’s oldest first-class cricketer, dies
    India’s oldest First Class cricketer Vasant Raiji passed away at his home on Saturday morning. He had turned 100 in January. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. A chartered accountant, he was also a well-known chronicler of cricket, having written books on C.K. Nayudu, Ranjitsinhji, Duleepsinhji, L.P. Jai and Victor Trumper.
  • Kim Yo Jong
    North Korea will take “action” against the South and entrust its military to carry it out, Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of leader Kim Jong Un, threatened Saturday in a statement carried by the KCNA news agency.
  • Low cost Covid-19 test from CSIR
    Scientists at Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) institution develop low cost Covid-19 test.
  • Quote of the week
    You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British Rule, and in turn inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

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