Important Days
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2024
▪ The day is observed on June 17 annually to highlight the importance of collaborative action to preserve land resources for future generations.
Theme 2024 – United for Land. Our Legacy. Our Future.
▪ In 2007, the UN declared the decade of 2010 to 2020 the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification.

Pro Term Speaker
▪ Bhartruhari Mahtab was apponted as the pro term Speaker of the 18th Lok Sabha by the President Droupadi Murmu.
▪ The pro-tem Speaker’s primary duty is administering oaths to new MPs.
▪ The appointment was made under Article 95(1) of the Constitution to perform the duties of Speaker till election of the Speaker.
▪ Pro Term Speaker is not mentioned in the Constitution of India.

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