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What Happened on 20 June 2017


20 June 2017 Current Events India ratifies UN International Convention on Road Transports

According to reports, India has become the 71st country to ratify the United Nations International Convention on Road Transports. The Convention is expected to strengthen trade and regional integration by boosting international transport of goods. The report states that TIR will help India to integrate with Myanmar and Thailand as well as Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. The United Nations has said the TIR Convention will come into force in India in six months.


Mangalyaan Completes 1000 Earth Days in Orbit

According to reports, Mangalyaan, Indian Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), completed 1000 Earth days in its orbit today. The ISRO mission launched on 5 November, 2013, was inserted into Martian orbit on 24 September, 2014, in its first attempt. MOM escaped a major calamity early this year when it faced long eclipse duration of 8 hours which meant the on-board battery, which is designed to handle an eclipse of only 100 minutes duration, would have got drained beyond the safe limit. However, the orbital manoeuvres performed on January 17 ensured the MOM spacecraft was safely taken to a new orbit.


India ratifies UN International Convention on Road Transports

According to reports, India has become the 71st country to ratify the United Nations International Convention on Road Transports. The Convention is expected to strengthen trade and regional integration by boosting international transport of goods. The report states that TIR will help India to integrate with Myanmar and Thailand as well as Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. The United Nations has said the TIR Convention will come into force in India in six months.

Mangalyaan Completes 1000 Earth Days in Orbit

According to reports, Mangalyaan, Indian Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), completed 1000 Earth days in its orbit today. The ISRO mission launched on 5 November, 2013, was inserted into Martian orbit on 24 September, 2014, in its first attempt. MOM escaped a major calamity early this year when it faced long eclipse duration of 8 hours which meant the on-board battery, which is designed to handle an eclipse of only 100 minutes duration, would have got drained beyond the safe limit. However, the orbital manoeuvres performed on January 17 ensured the MOM spacecraft was safely taken to a new orbit.




FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which States Share Boundary with China?India, in total, shares land borders with 6 sovereign countries. China is one of those. Below are the Indian states which share borders with the country. 1. Jammu and Kashmir This northern state of India is mostly located in the Himalayan mountains. It shares a… Read More...
Which States Share Boundaries with Pakistan? There are four states that share a border with Pakistan, namely, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. The India Pakistan Border is quite intriguing. Since India has installed 1,50,000 flood lights on… Read More...
Which Places in India Still Largely Speak Sanskrit?Sanskrit is considered as Dev Bhasha, the language of Gods. It has a history of around 3500 years. It used to be a primary language of ancient India. Its earliest form Vedic Sanskrit, was prevalent from 1500 500 BCE. However, it is fading… Read More...



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