International Current Affairs 2018

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First human rights TV channel Launched

The world’s first television channel dedicated to human rights was launched in London by the International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR).

It would be a web-based channel and would deliver human rights issues to audiences in over 20 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. The broadcasts of the channel can be viewed via the netgem.tv interactive platform. The programmes are currently broadcasted in English and eventually hopes to broadcast in other languages including Farsi, Turkish, Arabic and Russian.

What the Channel aims to achieve?

The Human Rights Channel aims to deliver hidden stories ignored by mainstream media into people’s living rooms.

The Channel would focus on issues like refugees, press freedom and the incarceration of journalists, extremism, women’s rights, LGBT+ issues and the plight of the world’s stateless people.

The channel has the following programmes in the pipeline, China 30 years after the crackdown on the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, the positive and negative impacts of technology on women, and the human rights implications of Brexit, Britain’s departure from the European Union.

International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR)

The International Observatory of Human Rights is an independent non-profit and non-governmental organisation. IOHR partners with local and international human rights group to drive and promote positive changes and push for justice and the respect of human rights worldwide.

IOHR aims to defend the dignity of people stripped of their rights including unjustly jailed journalists, human rights defenders, refugees and victims of oppression.

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World Dynamic City 2019

The City Momentum Index of JLL which identifies World Dynamic Cities has been released by the property consultant JLL.

About the Index

The City Momentum Index of JLL measures momentum for 131 of the world’s most commercially active cities by tracking a range of socio-economic and commercial real estate indicators over a three-year period to identify the urban economies and real estate markets undergoing the most rapid expansion.

The Index measures short-term momentum over a three-year horizon and identifies urban economies and real estate markets which are currently undergoing significant rapid growth.

World Dynamic Cities 2019

The standings of the various cities under the 2019 survey are listed below:

Top 10 Cities

  • Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru has emerged as the world’s most dynamic city among 131 major established and emerging business hubs globally.
  • The Second place is occupied by Hyderabad.
  • Other Indian cities which featured in the top 20 list are Delhi (4th), Pune (5th), Chennai (7th) and Kolkata (20th).
  • 19 of the top 20 cities from are from the Asia Pacific. This showcases the region’s rapid urbanisation and strong economic growth.

The Index notes that implementation of reforms such as RERA and GST with a focus on improving infrastructure and improving ease of doing business has brought in more transparency in the real estate sector and has given a strong impetus to the sector. As a result, India is receiving greater interest from foreign real estate investors who are seeking to tap into the countries favourable growth dynamics.

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