Papua New Guinea Current Affairs - 2019

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‘Namaste Pacific’ Cultural Event held in New Delhi

A cultural event called ‘Namaste Pacific’ to showcase in India the culture of Pacific countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji was held in New Delhi. The event was jointly organized by High Commissions of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji. Key Highlights of Event Participants: Event saw participation Read More…

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Papua New Guinea has highest number of ‘living’ indigenous languages in world

Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea, Country in Oceania has highest number of ‘living’ indigenous languages in world (840). Living languages stands for languages that are still being used and spoken by people. India stands fourth in list with 453 languages. In 2016, United Nation’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) highlighted that 40% Read More…

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Refugee wins the Australia’s richest literary prize

Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian asylum-seeker detained in Papua New Guinea under Australian asylum laws has won the Victorian Prize for Literature. Behrouz Boochani was awarded for his work “No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison”. The astonishing fact is that Boochani wrote the work on his phone and sent it to Omid Tofighian bit-by-bit in text messages. Read More…

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Satyarup Siddhanta becomes world’s youngest to climb 7 highest volcanoes, 7 highest mountains in 7 continents

Satyarup Siddhanta, 35-year-old Kolkata mountaineer has set the world record of youngest to climb 7 highest volcanoes, 7 highest mountains in 7 continents in 7 years. He is also the first Indian to conquer the seven mountain peaks and seven volcanic summits. Highest Mountains scaled by Satyarup Siddhanta Mount Everest (8,848 m) – Nepal Mt Read More…

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Asia-Pacific navies sign communication agreement at Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS)

India and 21 other countries adopted an agreement at ameliorating communication at sea to cut down the possibility of conflict amid developing friction between a progressively assertive China and its neighbours. Naval chiefs of these nations participated at the biennial conference of the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) held at Qingdao, China. Rear Admiral S N Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityInternationalPlaces in News

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Melbourne tops the list of livable cities in world

According to a survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Australian city of Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world while conflict battered Syria‘s capital Damascus is the least liveable city. The survey also lists Karachi and Dhaka among the least liveable cities. Top 10 livable Cities of the World: Melbourne (Australia), Vienna (Austria), Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary (all three Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalPlaces in News

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