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

20th June: World Refugee Day

Published: June 20, 2020

To honor refugees across the globe, the United Nations designated 20th June to be observed as World Refugee Day in its Resolution 55/76 on  4th December 2000. The first World Refugee Day was observed on 20th June 2001. The theme of 2020 World Refugee Day: Every Action Counts This year’s theme is to remind the ..

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Lebanon: First Arab Country to legalize Marijuana cultivation

Published: April 23, 2020

On April 23, 2020, Lebanon became the first Arab country to legalize marijuana cultivation. This has been done by the Lebanese Parliament in order to boost the export of marijuana. Highlights The cannabis plant has been farmed illegally in Lebanon in the fertile Bekaa Valley. Today the country has legalized marijuana cultivation for industrial and ..

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India-Myanmar Pacts

Published: February 29, 2020

During the state visit of Myanmar’s president U Win Myint, 10 pacts were signed between the two neighbours in view of improving sub-regional connectivity in the Indo–Pacific region. Which two places are to be connected by the India-Myanmar cross border bus service? A cross border bus service is to be established between India and Myanmar ..

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Bangladesh: Regularly submerging Island to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees

Published: January 17, 2020

The Bangladesh Government has planned to accommodate 100,000 Rohingya refugees in its Bhasan Char Island. Highlights The island, Bhasan Char that is regularly submerged in water during monsoon has been fortified with embankments and flood protection to relocate Rohingyas here. However, the date of relocation has not been announced. Hospitals, mosques and houses have been ..

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ICJ to announce decision against Myanmar on 23rd January

Published: January 15, 2020

The principal judicial organ of the United Nations, International Court of Justice (ICJ) on emergency measures will be announcing its decisions on provisional measures against a genocide case on Myanmar on the 23rd January 2020 as informed by the Minister of Justice of Gambia on Tuesday, 14th January 2020. The case of alleging Myanmar for ..

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