Papua New Guinea: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

‘Namaste Pacific’ Cultural Event held in New Delhi

Published: September 1, 2019

A cultural event called ‘Namaste Pacific’ to showcase in India the culture of Pacific countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji was held in New Delhi. The event was jointly organized by High Commissions of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji. Key Highlights of Event Participants: Event saw participation ..

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Papua New Guinea has highest number of ‘living’ indigenous languages in world

Published: August 8, 2019

Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea, Country in Oceania has highest number of ‘living’ indigenous languages in world (840). Living languages stands for languages that are still being used and spoken by people. India stands fourth in list with 453 languages. In 2016, United Nation’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) highlighted that 40% ..

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James Marape sworn-in as new Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

Published: May 30, 2019

On 30 May 2019, James Marape has been nominated, elected, and sworn-in as the 8th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (PNG). He is a former finance minister and critic of a major global gas development deal. His appointment comes after the outgoing leader Peter O’Neill resigned recently. Papua New Guinea is a South Pacific ..

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Refugee wins the Australia's richest literary prize

Published: February 4, 2019

Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian asylum-seeker detained in Papua New Guinea under Australian asylum laws has won the Victorian Prize for Literature. Behrouz Boochani was awarded for his work “No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison”. The astonishing fact is that Boochani wrote the work on his phone and sent it to Omid Tofighian bit-by-bit in text messages. ..

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Satyarup Siddhanta becomes world's youngest to climb 7 highest volcanoes, 7 highest mountains in 7 continents

Published: January 18, 2019

Satyarup Siddhanta, 35-year-old Kolkata mountaineer has set the world record of youngest to climb 7 highest volcanoes, 7 highest mountains in 7 continents in 7 years. He is also the first Indian to conquer the seven mountain peaks and seven volcanic summits. Highest Mountains scaled by Satyarup Siddhanta Mount Everest (8,848 m) – Nepal Mt ..

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