Current Affair 25 Aug 2018

●International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition;-{23 August}

↪to remind people of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade,the largest deportation in history.

•The Haitian revolution;-

↪was a successful anti-slavery & anti-colonial insurrection by self-liberated slaves against French colonial rule in Saint-Domingue,(now sovereign nation of Haiti)

●Sweden launches ‘feminist foreign policy’;-

↪showcasing lessons from the Scandinavian nation’s flagship approach to promoting women’s rights globally

●Odisha proposal for legislative council;-
•Article 169 ↪Parliament may by law create or abolish 2nd chamber in a state if Legislative Assembly passes a resolution by a special majority.
↪total number of members in the legislative council of a state shall not exceed 1/3rd of the total number of the members in legislative Assembly(NOT less than 40){exception is J&K↪36}

●Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna;-{launched by Mo Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation

↪In Mission mode envisions provision of Housing for All by 2022, when the Nation completes 75 years of its Independence

●SCO Peace Mission Exercise-2018;-{held in Russia}
↪Is conducted biennially for the SCO member states
↪exercise will be the first for India & Pakistan since becoming full members of SCO in 2017

●Report-“The Urban Commute & How it Contributes to Pollution & Energy”

↪released by the “Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)”
↪report is an analysis of 14 cities in India on how they fare when it comes to pollution and energy consumption from urban commuting
•Kolkata↪ top-performing megacity.
•Bhopal leads the list on the lowest overall emissions
•Delhi & Hyderabad are the two cities that fare at the bottom of the table in terms of pollution and energy use……….

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