Belgium Current Affairs - 2019

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India ranked 143 on Global Peace Index 2014

Global Peace Index (GPI) for year 2014 has been released by Institute for Economics and Peace in London. The GPI measured peace in 162 nations on the basis of 22 parameters. India slipped two ranks than previous year and has been positioned 143rd in the global rankings. Some key observations from GPI 2014: Syria replaced Afghanistan Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalReports & Indices

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Ukraine crisis: NATO suspends civilian and military co-operation with Russia

Following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region, NATO suspended all practical civilian and military co-operation with Russia.  Russia’s annexation is being considered as a threat to European security. The 28-member NATO bloc gathered in Brussels (Belgium) for their first meeting since Russia’s annexation of Crimea and stalwartly condemned Russia’s ‘illegal’ annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. NATO is also considering Read More…

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Ban on Smoking in Public places has led to 10 % fall in premature births and asthma attacks

Researchers led by Prof.  Jasper Been, from University of Edinburgh, have found that the Ban on smoking at public places has actually helped to cut premature births and asthma attacks by 10%. As per a previous study, laws banning smoking in public places viz. bars, restaurants, offices and other work places, have already been proven to Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Belgium became second country to allow Mercy Killing for children

The Catholic country, Belgium became the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of any age. This action of legalizing death for the children came 12 years after the country legalized euthanasia for adults. The Parliament of Belgium took the decision in spite of opposition from the Church and some paediatricians. Belgium became Read More…

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FATF released report on Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing

The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released an international report on money laundering and terrorist financing. Objective: To identify the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (ML/TF) vulnerabilities and risks of the “diamond pipeline” that covers all sectors in the diamond trade: production, rough diamond sales, cutting and polishing, jewelry manufacturing and jewelry retailers. Excerpts Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Lativa becomes the 18th state to join the Eurozone

The Baltic nation, Latvia joined the Euro Zone, with the expectation that the euro will lower its borrowing costs and encourage investors by eliminating currency risk. It became the 18th member of the European Union, which uses the Euro as its currency and the fourth smallest economy in the euro zone after Malta, Estonia and Read More…

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UTIP Study: Kolkata ranked top in public transport among Indian cities

As per a study conducted by the International Association of Public Transport (UTIP), Kolkata (31) ranked top in the public transport among Indian cities. The other cities studied by the UTIP are Mumbai (41), Chennai (54), Hyderabad (55), Bangalore (65) and Delhi (79). About the UTIP study Study entitled ‘Future of Urban Mobility 2.0′ Data Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalPlaces in News

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