Colombia Current Affairs, GK & News

Ecuador: Emergency declared over crime wave

The South American Country, Ecuador, has declared a state of emergency because of crime wave. Key Points President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, announced a 60-day state of emergency on October 19, 2021 because of rise in violent drug crimes. The announcement was made on the eve of a visit by US Secretary of State Anthony ..

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Checklist of Colombian Butterflies- Highlights

As per recent study, Colombia is home to world’s largest variety of butterflies. It accounts for 20% of all known species. Key points International team of scientists classified 3,642 species and 2,085 subspecies. They registered the species in document titled “Checklist of Colombian Butterflies.” About 200 butterfly species are found in Colombia. Project researchers travelled ..

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Syria is the Top Refugee Originating Country and has the Highest Internal Population of Displaced People

According to the “World Migration Report 2020” published by the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration(IOM), a total of 41.3 million people were forced to leave their homes by the end of 2018 as per IOM’s internal displacement monitoring center. Syria with 6.1 million, has the highest internal population of displaced people in the world, followed ..

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UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize 2019

The 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize has been awarded to Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The jury has recognised their exceptional courage in reporting on alleged human rights violations in the Myanmar’s state of Rakhine. Both Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had worked hard to pursue a career in journalism that ..

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Smart City Indicator Survey

The Ireland-based Johnson Controls Building Technologies and Solutions has released its report for the second annual smart city indicator survey. The survey tracks key drivers, organisational barriers, technology trends, and the status of smart city solution implementations around the world. The survey queried over 330 city leaders. The survey was conducted in 20 countries, including ..

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