Racism: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Sweden to host an international conference against anti-Semitism in October 2020

In October 2020, Sweden will host an international conference against anti-Semitism in memory of the Holocaust. The conference, which is scheduled to be held in Malmo, will coincide with two significant dates: the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Europe from Nazi rule and the 20th anniversary of the Stockholm Declaration, the founding document of ..

Facebook bans White Nationalism & Separatism on its Platforms

Facebook Inc has recently banned praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism. This move has drawn a qualified approval from New Zealand where a massacre of 50 people in mosques was live streamed in March 2019. The social media giant also pledged to improve its ability to identify and block material from terrorist ..

2018 International Day for Tolerance observed on November 16

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Tolerance is observed every year on 16th of November to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance. The day also recognises the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms. Tolerance is a struggle for peace. This calls for new policies that respect diversity and pluralism on the basis ..

Budapest Convention

The Convention on Cybercrime is also known as the Budapest Convention. It is the first international treaty seeking to address Internet and computer crime by harmonizing national laws, improving investigative techniques, and increasing cooperation among nations. It is supplemented by a Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism committed through computer systems. The Convention was adopted by the ..

2018 International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade

The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed every year on March 25 to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. The International Day also aims to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today. The ..

SC issues directions for protection of northeast people

The Supreme Court has issued a slew of directions for protection of people hailing from north-eastern states from facing racial violence and hate crimes. It has directed the government to set up a panel to be headed by a Joint Secretary-level officer. The panel has been given powers to ensure strict action in incidents of racial ..