Abuse: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

2019 edition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)

The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is observed on the 15th of June every year to voice opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on elderly people. According to the United Nations (UN), around 1 in 6 older people experience some form of abuse. It is predicted to rise as population’s age worldwide. Elder ..

Pakistan: Deadly explosion rocks Quetta market

In the Pakistani city of Quetta, a deadly explosion killed at least 20 people and wounded another 40 in the latest attack on the minority community of Hazara in Quetta.  Zia Langove, the provincial minister said, “Four or five of the wounded are in critical condition”. The Hazaras were buying the vegetables when the explosion ..

2019 Zero Discrimination Day (ZDD)

The Zero Discrimination Day (ZDD) is observed every year on 1st of March to promote equality before the law and in practice throughout all of the member countries of the UN. The days aims to tell people that nobody should be differentiated based on their HIV status, age, sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, language, geographical ..

Ministry of Home Affairs brings a booklet on cyber safety for school children

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has brought out a booklet on cyber safety for school children to inform them about different aspects of cyber safety. The booklet, titled ‘A Handbook for Students on cyber Safety’, also deals with the problems of cyber bullying, cyber grooming and email fraud. It advises teenagers against accepting ..

India donates 3 lakh Dollars for peacekeeping initiative of UN on issues of conduct & discipline

The Government of India (GoI) has recently donated $300,000 for a peacekeeping initiative at the United Nations (UN) that will focus on issues of conduct along with sexual exploitation and abuse and help develop the capacity of future commanders and managers to lead by example. The programme will, over a period of three years, help ..