Greece Current Affairs - 2020

International Olympics Organization to postpone Tokyo Olympics 2020

Recently, Greece handed over the Olympic Flame to Japan. However, due to the increasing threats of Corona Virus, the International Olympics Committee is considering postponement of 2020 Olympics. The organization might postpone Olympics to 2021.

Highlights

The International Olympics Committee has set a time frame of 4 weeks to make a decision about the postponement of Olympics. The Canada Government recently announced its withdrawal from the game considering athletes safety and public health over the COVID-19 threats. Apart from Canada, North Korea and Indonesia have withdrawn from the game. The countries are withdrawing as the Corona cases are touching 335,000 world-wide and countries locking up to contain the disease.

Olympic Flame

The Olympics Flame Symbol represents the continuity between ancient and modern games. Every year the flame is lit at Olympia, Greece. It is then relayed to the site where the games are to be held. This ceremony is called “Olympics Torch Relay”.

February 11: World Unani Day: Birth Anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan celebrated

Every year, on February 11, the birth Anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan is celebrated as World Unani Day. He was an Indian Unani Physician and a social reformer. The main aim of the World Unani Day os to spread awareness about Unani medical system, its preventive and curative philosophies.

The AYUSH Ministry organized a function to commemorate the day and it was attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

History

The Unani Medicinal system originated in Greece. Later the Arabs saved much of the Greek Unani Literature and rendered it into Arabic.

Hakim Ajmal Khan

He was born on 11 February, 1868. He was one of the founders of Jamia Millia Islamia. He also founded Ayurvedic and Unani college called the Tibbia College in Delhi. He was a descendant of one of the line of physicians who came to India during reign of Mughal Emperor Babar. These physicians were called the Rais of Delhi.

Grandfather of Hakim Ajmal Khan was Hakim Sharif Khan and he was a physician to Mughal Emperor Shah Alam.