Human rights Current Affairs, GK & News

Human rights  Current Affairs, GK & News

Who was Karima Baloch?

Banuk Karima Baloch was a Baloch Human Rights activist. She campaigned for independence of Balochistan from Pakistan. Also, she appeared in the BBC list of hundred inspirational and influential women for 2016. She was found dead in Toronto, Canada on December 22, 2020. According to the Toronto Police her body was found near Lake Ontario. ..

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Human Rights Day: December 10

Context in Current Affairs :Every year Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10. It is also called the International Human Rights Day. The day was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly adoption of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The United Nations Prize in the field of Human Rights is awarded on the ..

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Why is UNHCR insisting India to revise FCRA regulations?

The United Nations high Commissioner for human rights is insisting India to revise its foreign contribution Regulation Act 2010.  Highlights The high Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has raised concerns over the restrictions imposed by India over foreign funding for the Non-governmental organisations. The commisioner also raised concerns on the arrests of activists in the country.  What ..

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Netherland to bring Russia before European Court of Human Rights

The Dutch Government (Netherlands) will bring Russia before European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for its role in downing of flight MH17. Highlights The Dutch Government will submit an inter-state application and will share relevant information about downing of Flight MH17. In 2014, the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in the conflict zone of eastern ..

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World’s Longest Internet Shutdown in Myanmar enters 2nd year

On 21st June 2019, the mobile internet services were shut down by the Myanmar Government in eight townships of the conflict-hit Rakhine State and in one township in Chin State. Between September 2019 to February 2020 the restrictions were lifted in 5 states but were again reinstated. In Maungdaw township of Rakhine State, the restrictions ..

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