Continents: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

2019 International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade

Published: March 28, 2019

The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed every year on 25th of March to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the transatlantic slavery system. The day also aims to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today. The ..

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A big ice chunk might break from Antarctica’s Brunt ice shelf

Published: March 28, 2019

The Brunt ice shelf had 2 large cracks. The cracks are now opening further in the past few years. When they break open a ice berg of 660 square miles, almost twice the size of New York will be released into the sea. The Brunt ice shelf is very crucial as the HAlley research station ..

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Trump : US recognises Israeli claim on Golan heights

Published: March 25, 2019

President Trump signed a proclamation which grants US recognition of Israel’s claim over Golan Heights. The spot was seized by Israel in war 5 decades ago. The action was taken as the terrorist groups and Iran are trying to make Golan heights a launching ground to attack Israel.  It was captured by Israel from Syria ..

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Saudi Arabia: Royal Court Adviser fired over Khashoggi killing

Published: March 25, 2019

Saud al-Qahtani, who is a top aide of the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, has been sacked over the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi but is not on trial along with the 11 suspects at secretive hearings in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has vowed to bring those responsible for the killing to justice. 11 ..

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110 dead in worst ethnic violence in Mali

Published: March 24, 2019

In one of the worst attacks in the country which has already been in the grip of violence, more than 100 people have been killed in the Fulani village of Ogossagou-Peul town of Central Mali. Moulaye Guindo, the Mayor of the Bankass town stated that men who were dressed as Donzo hunters had surrounded the ..

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