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George Floyd: Ex-policeman found guilty of murder

On April 20, 2020, the former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of manslaughter and murder in George Floyd case. He has now found guilty (arrested for proven charges of murder). The George Floyd’s case created worldwide protests and violence. It led to re-examination of racism and policing in the United States. What is George ..

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UNHRC votes to commission UN report on systemic racism

The UN Human Rights Council has unanimously voted to commission a UN report on systemic racism and discrimination against black people. However, it did not order more intensive investigation of George Floyd’s death in the United States. The resolution only calls for a simple and generic report that aims to contribute to accountability and redress ..

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US celebrates Juneteenth to mark the end of slavery

The United States marks the end of slavery within the country by observing Juneteenth (19th June). This day is celebrated with the annual unofficial holiday. This year, the day has more significance as millions of Americans confront the nation’s continued racial discrimination. This was the day when Union Army General Gordon Granger, in 1865, announced ..

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What is “George Floyd” protest in news currently?

The United States is facing nation wide protests over the death of an African American George Floyd. Highlights George Floyd, an African American man of age 46 died after the police arrested him near a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This has created the current unrest in the country. Mr Floyd was from Houston and has ..

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India attends NAM Health Minister meet

On May 20, 2020, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan attended Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) through video conference. Highlights The NAM summit was chaired by the Health Minister of Azerbaijan Ogtay Shiraliyev. India at the summit, highlighted its contribution such as medical supplies to over 123 countries. This includes 59 NAM countries as well. The minister at ..

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