Current Affairs – March, 2019

New Zealand Announces Ban on Military-Style Semi-automatics and Assault Rifles

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a ban on all military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. New Zealand has decided to overhaul gun laws in the country in the backdrop of the Christchurch mosque shootings. It is estimated that there are about 1.2-1.5 million guns in New Zealand which has a population Read More…

International Day of Forests 2019

International Day of Forests 2019 was observed on March 21st with the theme ‘Forests and Education’ to raise awareness on how sustainably managed forests provide a wide array of contributions. International Day of Forests 2019 promotes education to Learn to Love Forests. The theme ‘Forests and Education’ underscores the importance of education at all levels in Read More…

US to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights

US President Trump has announced that the US will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. This is a departure from the earlier stand of US where it treated Golan Heights as occupied Syrian territory, in line with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. What is the dispute over Golan Heights? Until 1967 Golan Heights Read More…

World Down Syndrome Day 2019

March 21 was celebrated as World Down Syndrome Day. The theme of the 2019 World Down Syndrome Day is “Leave no one behind”. Down Syndrome Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder which results in delayed physical and mental growth in individuals. The genetic disorder has been named after British doctor John Langdon Down who fully Read More…

Indians in the list of World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019

Apolitical, a peer to peer learning platform for governments has released the list of World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019. The list celebrates politicians, civil servants, academics and activists who have contributed immensely towards raising awareness and bringing change for the cause of environment and climate. Indians’ in the list Union Read More…