Poland Current Affairs - 2019

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Zuzana Caputova elected first female President of Slovakia

Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia’s presidential election, making her the country’s first female head of state. Ms Caputova defeated high-profile diplomat Maros Sefcovic, nominated by the governing party. She won 58% of the vote, with Mr Sefcovic trailing on 42%. Mr Sefcovic is the vice president of the European Commission. Slovakia Slovakia is a landlocked Read More…

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day: January 27

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is celebrated every year on January 27. January 27 marks the anniversary of the Allied liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, where an estimated 1.1 million people died, including 1 million Jews. The day is part of the efforts to educate about the dark phase of humanity and Read More…

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World Bank unveils US $200 billion in climate action investment for 2021-25

World Bank has unveiled US $200 billion in climate action investment for 2021 to 2025 to fight  impact of climate change. The move coincides with Conference of Parties-24 (COP24) United Nations Climate Summit in Katowice, Poland. The breakdown of US $200 billion will comprise approximately 100 billion in direct finance from World Bank. Around one-third Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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COP24: 24th Conference of Parties to UNFCCC begins Katowice, Poland

The 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) began at Katowice, Poland. COP-24 is expected to finalise guidelines for implementation of Paris Agreement adopted in 2016.  Delegates from nearly 200 nations are participation in COP24. Indian delegation to this conference is led by Environment Minister, Dr Read More…

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Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize 2018

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk (56) awarded Man Booker International Prize 2018. It makes her first writer from Poland to win this prestigious English-language literary award. She won prize with English translation of her novel Flights, which charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy. It was first published in Polish language in 2007 and Read More…

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Conservative Right-wing Law and Justice Party wins 2015 Parliamentary elections of Poland

Conservative Right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) Party and Eurosceptic led by Jaroslaw Kaczynski has won the 2015 Parliamentary elections of Poland. In this election, PiS Party won absolute majority by winning 235 of total 460 seats and securing 39.1 per cent of the votes. The governing Civic Platform Party led by Ewa Kopacz emerged as Read More…

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Zhanna Nemtsova awarded with Solidarity Prize 2015 of Poland

Russian journalist and social activist Zhanna Nemtsova was awarded with Poland’s Solidarity Prize 2015. She was bestowed with this award for championing (promotion and protection) democracy and human rights. Zhanna is the daughter of slain Russian statesman and liberal politician Boris Nemtsov who was assassinated by unknown assailants on February 27, 2014. Presently, she is Read More…

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