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Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 November 2017

The council reduced the list of items attracting 28 per cent GST to just 50 from 227 previously. It slashed the GST rates on 177 goods ranging from chewing gums to detergents. All types of chewing gum, chocolates, preparation for facial make-up, shaving and after-shave items, shampoo deodorants, washing powder detergent and granite and marble will now attract 18 per cent GST rate.

Recommended for : GST Council , goods and services tax , House Building Advance rules , India , UNESCO’s executive board , Ayush , UNHCR , Mother Teresa Award 2017 for social justice

Publish Date : Nov 10, 2017

UNHCR to receive Mother Teresa Award 2017 for social justice

The award will be presented to the UNHCR at a function on 10 December 2017 on the occasion of the celebrations of the unique legacy of Mother Teresa, popularly known as the 'Saint of The Gutters'.

Recommended for : UNHCR , Mother Teresa Award 2017 , social justice , United Nations High Commission for Refugees

Publish Date : Nov 10, 2017

Morning Current Affairs: 10 November 2017

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been chosen for the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice, 2017 to recognise its exceptional work worldwide.

Recommended for : UNESCO , UNHCR , Mother Teresa Award 2017 , World Science Day , National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017

Publish Date : Nov 10, 2017

Nigerian lawyer Zannah Mustapha wins 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

Mustapha had negotiated and helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls from Chibok kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant group. He will be bestowed with the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony taking place in Geneva on 2 October 2017.The The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called him “a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in North East Nigeria”.

Recommended for : Nansen Refugee Award , UNHCR , UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award , Zannah Mustapha

Publish Date : Sep 22, 2017

Refugee and migrant flows from Libya to Europe on the rise: UNHCR

The study found that almost 80 per cent of the refugees and migrants in Libya were young men, aged 22 on average and travelling alone.

Recommended for : UNHCR , Libya , Refugees , Europe

Publish Date : Jul 8, 2017

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UNHCR

By the end of 2016, 65.6 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations.

Recommended for : UNHCR , Refugee , United Nations , UN Refugee Agency

Publish Date : Jun 19, 2017

Neil Gaiman appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Neil Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films.

Recommended for : United Nations , UNHCR , Neil Gaiman , Goodwill Ambassador

Publish Date : Feb 28, 2017

World Refugee Day observed on 20 June

Refugee is a person who fled his/her home & country owing to a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality or political opinion.

Recommended for : Refugee , UNHCR , World Refugee Day

Publish Date : Jun 20, 2016

UNHCR, UNICEF launched Blue Dot hubs to protect children & families on move across Europe

Blue Dot Hubs are created at a time when women and children account for two thirds of those crossing to Europe.

Recommended for : Blue Dot Hubs , Blue Dots , Europe , UNHCR , UNICEF ,

Publish Date : Mar 4, 2016

Filippo Grandi assumed office as UNHCR Chief

Grandi succeeded Antonio Guterres, a former Portuguese Prime Minister, who retired on 31 December 2015 after heading the Refugee Agency for 10 years.

Recommended for : UNHCR , United Nations , Filippo Grandi , UN Refugee Agency , Antonio Guterres

Publish Date : Jan 6, 2016

UNHCR chosen for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2015

So far, UNHCR has won two Nobel Peace Prizes, once in 1954 and again in 1981.

Recommended for : UNHCR , Indira Gandhi prize , refugees , IDPs , ISRO , rehabilitation , development

Publish Date : Nov 20, 2015

UNHCR released study titled I am Here, I belong on Need to End Childhood Statelessness

The report draws on interviews with more than 250 stateless children and youngsters, their parents and guardians in seven countries around the world.

Recommended for : refugees , UNHCR , Syria , Child development

Publish Date : Nov 5, 2015

Afghan refugee teacher Aqeela Asifi awarded with 2015 Nansen Refugee Award by UNHCR

Aqeela Asifi was awarded for her brave and tireless dedication to education for Afghan refugee girls in the Kot Chandana refugee village in Mianwali, Pakistan.

Recommended for : Afghan refugee teacher , Aqeela Asifi , 2015 , Nansen Refugee Award , UNHCR

Publish Date : Sep 17, 2015

UNHCR released Global Trends: World at War report on forced displacement

The report declared that ongoing refugee crisis due to wars, conflicts and persecution is the worst in recorded history and over half of the world's refugees are children.

Recommended for : UNHCR , Global Trends: World at War , report on forced displacement in 2014 , Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees , Syria

Publish Date : Jun 19, 2015

Sharp rise in asylum industrialised countries: UNHCR report Asylum Trends 2013

UNHCR report Asylum Trends 2013 claims sharp rise in asylum in 44 industrialised countries, primarily driven by the Syrian crisis.

Recommended for : UN refugee agency , UNHCR , Asylum Trends 2013 , industrialised countries , Syrian crisis

Publish Date : Mar 21, 2014

UN and partners launched No Lost Generation initiative to save Syrian children

No Lost Generation initiative has been launched by UN and partners to save millions of Syrian Children from loosing generation amidst the civil war.

Recommended for : No Lost Generation initiative , United Nations , UNICEF , humanitarian partners of UN , Syria , civil war of Syria , UNHCR , World Vision , Save the Children

Publish Date : Jan 11, 2014

World Refugee Day observed across the World on 20 June

20 June was observed as the World Refugee Day across the world. For the first time the day was observed on 20 June 2001.

Recommended for : World Refugee Day , 20 June , UNHCR , World Refugee Day 2013 , UN General Assembly , UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Publish Date : Jun 20, 2013
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