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  • 05-Dec-2016
  • International Volunteer Day observed across the world

    • The International Volunteer Day (IVD)  is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts
    • International Volunteer Day 2016’s theme  is #GlobalApplause – give volunteers a hand, recognizes volunteers worldwide.
  • Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana win IAAF World Athlete of the Year Award

    • Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Ethiopian distance runner Almaz Ayana were crowned as the IAAF’s athletes of the year.
    • Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia won the award in women’s award category. She was presented with the award for her world-record run to win Olympic gold medal in 10000 metres

     

  • New Zealand PM announces surprise resignation

    • New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, unexpectedly announced his resignation on Monday after eight years in power
  • 02-Dec-2016
  • U.N. Apologizes for Role in Haiti’s 2010 Cholera Outbreak

    • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has apologised to the people of Haiti for the role played by the UN peacekeepers in sparking a devastating cholera epidemic in the country
  • International day for the abolition of slavery observed by the UN

    • December 2 has been observed as International Day For The Abolition Of Slavery by the United Nations (UN).
    • The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict
  • 01-Dec-2016
  • Cuba's rumba, Belgian beer join UNESCO's 'intangibles'

    • The United Nations' cultural organisation (UNESCO) has announced that Belgian beer and Cuban rumba will be included in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
    • Other examples of intangible heritage included in the list this year are the Mangal Shobhajatra festival celebrated in an art school in Bangladesh, the ancient Chinese 24 solar terms used to segment the year
  • 29-Nov-2016
  • 'Xenophobia' is Dictionary.com's Word of the Year for 2016

    •  The website Dictionary.com named the word 'Xenophobia' as the Word of the Year for 2016 replacing Post Truth
    • The word literally means fear of strangers or fear of foreign culture different from one’s own
  • Argentina beat Croatia to clinch maiden Davis Cup title

    • Argentina lifted their first Davis Cup title after after defeating Croatia in the final
    • The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis.
  • 28-Nov-2016
  • Pakistan names General Qamar Javed Bajwa as 16th army chief

    • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appointed General Qamar Javed Bajwa as the 16th Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan armed forces.
  • 25-Nov-2016
  • NASA develops Snack Bars for breakfast in Deep Space Missions

    • NASA’s scientists have developed high-calorie food bars that astronauts can substitute for breakfast.
    • The bars have been specifically created in order to reduce weight overboard the Orion Space Capsule

     

     

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