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Deepa Malik wins New Zealand PM’s Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship

Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik was named as the recipient of the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship for 2019 in recognition of her inspiring achievements. Deepa Malik had won the silver medal in shot put event in Rio in 2016. The citation states that the Deepa Malik exemplifies two values that make a great sportsperson: courage ..

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New Zealand’s MPs vote to change Gun laws

New Zealand’s parliament has voted to pass the gun reform bill 119-1 to prohibit military-style semi-automatic weapons, aftermath of the Christchurch attacks which killed 50 people. It is expected to become law within the next few days after receiving royal assent from the governor general. PM Jacinda Ardern has announced changes to the law after ..

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New Zealand bans Assault Weapons

New Zealand has imposed an immediate ban on assault weapons following the Christchurch massacre that claimed the lives of 50 mosque-goers. Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand has announced that assault rifles and military-style semi-automatic weapons would be banned with immediate effect, making a pledge to ensure that nothing like Christchurch massacre ever occurs ..

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Al Noor Mosque reopened in New Zealand after attacks

A week ago 50 people were killed at 2 mosques in New Zealand. The mosque was closed for investigation after the attack. As it was reopened 3000 people walked in side the mosque to honour the victims. New zealand has banned all the semi automatic weapons and assault rifles following the attack. A NAtional Memorial ..

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019 was observed on March 21st with the theme Mitigating and countering rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies. Racist extremist movements which promote populist, nationalist agendas are spreading in various parts of the world, fueling racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, often targeting migrants ..

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