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Daily Current Affairs : 4-Dec-2019

Major Topics Covered :

  1. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES BEING OBSERVED- 3 DECEMBER

  2. GLOBAL MIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL ORGANISED IN DHAKA

  3. INDIA BECOMES FIRST COUNTRY TO MAKE ENTIRE HAJ PROCESS DIGITAL

  4. WATER CONTAMINATION

  5. GDP and GNP

  6. SAMJIYON- NORTH KOREA

  7. NATO LEADERS TO MEET TODAY TO MARK 70TH BIRTHDAY OF ALLIANCE

  8. ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA TO IMPLEMENT “POLITICAL PARTIES REGISTRATION TRACKING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM” (PPRTMS)

  9. RATNA STATUS TO CPSEs

  10. NARWHAL - UNICORN HORN



INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES BEING OBSERVED- 3 DECEMBER

Part of GS- 1 Social Isssues


Why in news?

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is being observed today. This day is observed on the 3rd of December every year to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness.


Highlights:

  • The theme this year is - Promoting the Participation of Persons with Disabilities and their leadership: Taking Action on the 2030 Development Agenda.

  • Our correspondent reports that a number of events are being held across the country to mark the occasion

  • The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3.


Source: AIR


GLOBAL MIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL ORGANISED IN DHAKA

Part of GS- 2 IR


Why in news?

The Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) was organised in Dhaka on Monday. The day-long festival screened 15 films on the theme of migration and its various aspects.


Highlights:

  • The GMFF started in 2016 and this year it is being organised across many cities in the world between 28 November to 18 December.

  • The short films and documentaries shown during the festival were selected through a global competition for which 600 entries were received.

  • The jury selected 30 best films out of which 15 were screened in Dhaka.

  • the Global Migration Film Festival is a global initiative simultaneously being run in many countries of the world to draw attention to the issues of internal migration, forced migration and climate change-related migration to engage people in a conversation on the issue of migration.

  • The festival was organised by the International Organisation of Migrants (IOM) and Dhaka University Film Society with the support of the European Union.

  • IOM is the UN migration agency established in 1951.

  • It works to ensure orderly and humane management of the migration issue.

  • ‘Gifts from Babylon’, ‘Just another memory’, ‘Dying for Europe’ and ‘ The power of passport’ among the other films of the festival powerfully depicted the suffering and dilemma of the migrants in various parts of the world.


Source: AIR


INDIA BECOMES FIRST COUNTRY TO MAKE ENTIRE HAJ PROCESS DIGITAL

Part of GS-1 Social Issues


Why in news?

India has become the first country to make the entire process for pilgrims going on Haj completely digital.


Highlights:

  • Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said this after signing the bilateral agreement for next year's pilgrimage with the Saudi Haj Minister in Jeddah.