Switzerland Current Affairs, GK & News

Switzerland legalises Same-sex Marriage

Voters in Switzerland decided to legalize same-sex marriage on September 26, 2021. It makes Switzerland one of the last countries in Western Europe to do so. Key Points Apart from opening up the option of marriage to all couples, government also approved an amendment to Switzerland’s marriage law which was put to voters in a ..

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Switzerland Bans Full Face Coverings in Public Places

Switzerland has voted on March 7, 2021 in favour of the proposal to ban the full facial coverings such as burqa and niqab in almost all the public places. This controversial proposal was passed following a public referendum which was supported by around 51.21 percent of voters. This proposal of banning the full-face coverings in ..

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Wipro joins WEF initiative of Racial Justice in Business

Wipro Limited has announced that it has joined an initiative by the World Economic Forum (WEF) called “Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative”. This partnership will help in cross-pollinating ideas with the other industry leaders and help in developing industry standards and best practices. Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative This initiative will ..

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India receives second set of Swiss Bank Account Details

On October 9, 2020, India received second set of Swiss bank details under the “Automatic Exchange Pact” signed with Switzerland. The pact was a key milestone of GoI in its fight back against black money. Highlights India is one among 86 countries with which Switzerland exchanges information on financial accounts. In 2019, India received its ..

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23rd June: International Olympic Day

On 23rd June 1894, the International Olympic Committee was founded in Paris. The day 23rd June was chosen to be celebrated as International Olympic Day to commemorate the foundation day of the International Olympic Committee. International Olympic Day was first celebrated in the year 1948. A total of 9 countries celebrated the day in their ..

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