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Istanbul Convention , Kargil Vijay Divas ,Nag River

27th July, 2020 Prelims

Istanbul Convention:

  • Poland is set to take steps to withdraw from a European treaty on violence against women – the Istanbul Convention.
  • The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence is better known as the Istanbul Convention.
  • It is the first legally-binding instrument, which “creates a comprehensive legal framework and approach to combat violence against women”
  • It is focused on preventing domestic violence, protecting victims and prosecuting accused offenders.
  • Signed by Only European countries.
  • Signed by 45 countries and the European Union (EU).

Kargil Vijay Divas:

  • Celebrated in the victory of Kargil war.
  • The Day remembers its brave martyrs, who sacrificed their lives to uphold and safeguard the integrity of the nation.
  • This day commemorates the success of ''Operation Vijay'' which was launched by the Indian Army to recapture the Indian territories captured by the Pakistani intruders in the Kargil-Drass sector in 1999.
  • Kargil war took place from May 3 to July 26, 1999 after Pakistani troops were detected on top of the Kargil ridges.

Nag River:

  • Flows through Nagpur
  • Nagpur derives its name from Nagpur.
  • Part of Kanhan- Pench river system