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Unesco » UNESCO: Rio de Janeiro recognised as World Capital of Architecture 2020

UNESCO: Rio de Janeiro recognised as World Capital of Architecture 2020 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has recognised Rio de Janeiro as ‘World Capital of Architecture’ for 2020 Rio ...

London » IOHR Launches First human rights TV channel in London

IOHR Launches First human rights TV channel in London: Details, Features, Highlights The International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR) launched the world’s first television channel dedicated to human rights in London. This ...

Bafta Awards 2019 » BAFTA Awards 2019 Nominations Full List: 'The Favourite' leads with 12 nominations

BAFTA Awards 2019 Nominations Full List: 'The Favourite' leads with 12 nominations The British Academy Film Awards 2019  also known as the 'BAFTAs' nominations were announced 9 January 2019. These British and ...

Sheikh Hasina becomes Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the third consecutive term

Sheikh Hasina becomes Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the third consecutive term: Details, Highlights Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s alliance won Bangladesh’s election with a thumping majority giving her a third straight ...

UAE after 6 years of suspension, reopens its embassy in Syria

UAE after 6 years of suspension reopens its embassy in Syria: Details, Significance, Highlights The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 27th December 2018 has resumed its embassy in Damascus in Syria ...

Iraq officially declares Christmas as a national public holiday

Iraq officially declares Christmas as a national public holiday: Details, Highlights In a historic first, the Iraqi government has officially announced Christmas Day a national holiday across the country. The declaration came after ...

About Indonesia's Tsunami Volcano: Details, Origin, Cause, Impact

About Indonesia's Tsunami Volcano: Details, Origin, Cause, Impact A tsunami following a volcanic eruption hits the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra islands of Indonesia without any early warning causing heavy damage to the holiday ...

Europe Most Active Mount Etna Volcano Erupts Causing Quake's in Italy

Europe Most Active Mount Etna Volcano Erupts Causing Quake's in Italy: Details, Highlights Italy’s Mount Etna volcano erupted on 24th December 2018 resulting in more than 130 earthquakes of up to ...

President Donald Trump Appoints Patrick Shanahan as Acting Defence Secretary of US

President Donald Trump Appoints Patrick Shanahan as Acting Defence Secretary of United States: Details, Profile, Highlights President Donald Trump has appointed Patrick Shanahan as the Acting Defence Secretary after Defence Secretary ...

Gitega is the new capital of Burundi

Gitega is the new capital of Burundi: Details, Highlights The Government of Burundi has declared Gitega as the country’s new political capital with effect from 23rd December 2018. Bujumbura, the previous capital ...

US Defence Secretary James Mattis Resigns: Details, Reason, Highlights

US Defence Secretary James Mattis Resigns: Details, Reason, Highlights The United States Defence Secretary James Mattis has resigned from his post with effect from 22nd December 2018. James Mattis resignation came after his ...

RSF Report: India ranked 5th deadliest place to be a journalist, Afghanistan worst

Reporters without Borders (RSF) Report: India ranked 5th deadliest place to be a journalist, Afghanistan worst: Details, Highlights According to the annual worldwide round-up of deadly violence and abusive treatment of journalists released ...

Winter Solstice on 21st December 2018: Details, Occurrence, Significance, Highlights

Winter Solstice on 21st December 2018: Details, Occurrence, Significance, Highlights The Winter Solstice, also known as 'Mid Winter', is the shortest day of the year and the longest night of the year. ...