Nelson Mandela International Day 2023

Nelson Mandela day is observed on July 18 every year. The United Nations (UN) had in 2009 declared July 18 as Nelson Mandela Day to honour Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid activist who served as the first President from 1994 to 1999. Mandela was the first black head of state and was the first elected President in a fully democratic election in South Africa. The Day will also enlighten his transitional steps to defeat multiracial democracy in South Africa. This article entitles the history and significance of this day authentically. The day was first celebrated on July 18, 2010, the 92nd birthday of Mandela, to honour the achievements of the anti-apartheid leader. To mark the first celebration of Mandela Day, fundraising programs, art exhibitions and music concerts were organised.

Theme for Nelson Mandela International Day 2023

With the theme Climate, Food & Solidarity, we are calling on our partners and the public to take action against climate change and create food-resilient environments in solidarity with communities across the world facing crisis due to climate change. This year, the call to action is, “It’s in your hands”.

World Day for International Justice 2023

The International Criminal Court (ICC) observes the Day of International Criminal Justice on 17 July each year. This significant date commemorates the adoption of the Rome Statute on 17 July 1998, which established the ICC. The court’s primary mission is to safeguard individuals from atrocities like genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. On this day, people worldwide come together to stand for justice, advocate for the rights of victims, and collaborate in preventing crimes that jeopardize global peace, security, and prosperity.

‘An Era Of Equality: ICC historic decision for women’s cricket equal pay

ICC announcing equal pay for men’s and women’s cricket tournaments is a major milestone in the women’s game. In a groundbreaking announcement, 13 July, prize money parity was declared for men’s and women’s teams at ICC events. Meeting in Durban, South Africa, the ICC announced that equal prize money will now be given to women and men cricketers. According to ICC Chairman Greg Barclay, it is an important moment in the history of our game that male and female cricketers competing in ICC’s global competitions will now be rewarded equally. The decision was taken at the ICC Annual Conference in Durban, South Africa and ensures the ICC Board fulfilled its commitment to reaching prize money equity by 2030 well ahead of schedule.

3rd Sherpas G20 meeting began in Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi, located in Karnataka, India, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is hosting the third Sherpas meeting as part of India’s G20 Presidency, with Amitabh Kant leading the meeting as the chairperson. The summit, organized by the Ministry of Cultural and External Affairs, anticipates the participation of more than 200 individuals representing 43 countries. Set against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire, delegates from G20 member countries and international organizations will engage in extensive discussions while immersing themselves in the cultural and historical richness of Hampi. For the eight-day G20 meetings held in Hampi, the state government has set aside a budget of Rs 46.7 crores. The summit is themed “Vasudhaiva Kutumbhakam” which translates to “One Earth, One Family, One Future.” The negotiations at the Sherpas meeting will focus on various key issues reflecting the Presidency priorities. These priorities were determined after incorporating feedback from the voices of the Global South Summit.

Preeti Aghalayam to become first woman director of IIT, to led IIT Zanziba

An Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras alumna and professor in the Department of chemical engineering, Preeti Aghalayam has been named director-in-charge of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Zanzibar campus in Tanzania. Recently, India and Tanzania inked an MoU, which facilitated IIT Madras to launch its first international campus in Zanzibar, Tanzania’. The move is in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which states that “high-performing Indian universities will be encouraged to establish campuses in other countries.

Yogesh Kathuniya wins silver in discus throw at Para Athletics World Championships

Yogesh Kathuniya won a silver medal in the discus throw event at the World Para Athletics Championships. This secured his qualification for the 2024 Paris Paralympics, making him the third Indian to achieve this honor. With a best effort of 43.17 meters, Yogesh displayed exceptional skill, determination, and resilience. At 26 years old, Yogesh previously secured the second position in the Tokyo Paralympics in 2021. Now, his sights are set on capturing the elusive gold medal in Paris next year, aiming for a groundbreaking achievement in his career.

Authoor betel leaves from Tamil Nadu receives GI certificate

The Tamil Nadu State Agriculture Marketing Board and NABARD Madurai Agribusiness Incubation Forum have awarded a Geographical Indication (GI) certificate to the Authoor betel leaves from Thoothukudi district in Tamil Nadu. The certificate is granted in the name of Authoor Vattara Vetrilai Vivasayigal Sangam. This GI recognition opens up new avenues for marketing the Authoor betel leaves, enabling their reach in both domestic and international markets, tapping into their marketing potential.

Australia picks first female central bank head to shepherd through reform

Australia has appointed the first female head of its central bank, passing over the current governor to elevate his deputy to the high-profile job amid a public backlash over steeply rising interest rates. Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced Michele Bullock would head the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) for the next seven years, having chosen not to reappoint Governor Philip Lowe for a second term. Bullock, 60, joined the RBA in 1985 with a masters from the London School of Economics and is widely respected by analysts.

Mukhra (K) becomes first insured village in Telangana

Telangana, Mukhra (K), a model village in Adilabad district has become the first habitation in the State to have insured by 100 percent. Mukhra (K) village bagged many national awards which include the National-level Gram Urja Swaraj Vishesh award this year and an incentive of 50 lakh rupees. It also won Swacch Sujal Shakti Samman this year, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Shashaktikaran Purashkar last year for effectively implementing various schemes and the biodiversity award and Swacch Sarvekshan Award for 2020. The model village also installed two rooftop solar grids to produce 6KV electricity, earning revenue by selling of vermicompost fertilizer produced by the rural civic body.

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