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

Qutub Minar lights up to celebrate solidarity movement

Published: August 31, 2020

Marking 40th anniversary of the creation of Solidarity movement, Embassy of Poland and Polish Institute in Delhi illuminated Qutub Minar in Poland’s national flag colours, white and red. About the solidarity movement In the year 1970 Poland’s government raised food prices though the wages were stagnant. This fired the mob and several social groups began ..

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UNSC questions rights granted to minorities in China & Pakistan

Published: August 24, 2019

In a special UNSC council meeting organized on minority rights, the Nations of Pakistan and People’s Republic of China (PRC) were criticized for their alleged lack of dignified rights granted to the minorities living in their territory. What has happened? Poland, which is the current UNSC chair for the month of August, had organized a ..

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Zuzana Caputova elected first female President of Slovakia

Published: April 1, 2019

Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia’s presidential election, making her the country’s first female head of state. Ms Caputova defeated high-profile diplomat Maros Sefcovic, nominated by the governing party. She won 58% of the vote, with Mr Sefcovic trailing on 42%. Mr Sefcovic is the vice president of the European Commission. Slovakia Slovakia is a landlocked ..

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day: January 27

Published: January 29, 2019

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is celebrated every year on January 27. January 27 marks the anniversary of the Allied liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, where an estimated 1.1 million people died, including 1 million Jews. The day is part of the efforts to educate about the dark phase of humanity and ..

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World Bank unveils US $200 billion in climate action investment for 2021-25

Published: December 4, 2018

World Bank has unveiled US $200 billion in climate action investment for 2021 to 2025 to fight  impact of climate change. The move coincides with Conference of Parties-24 (COP24) United Nations Climate Summit in Katowice, Poland. The breakdown of US $200 billion will comprise approximately 100 billion in direct finance from World Bank. Around one-third ..

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