The first-of-its-kind flash warning system for floods that will provide alerts for flash floods 6-24 hours in advance for South Asian nations has been launched at the India Meteorological Department (IMD). During the virtual launch of the warning system that was attended by representatives of the member nations, IMD directorContinue Reading

Soon after Poland’s highest court ruled out on October 22 that abortions due to fetal defects are unconstitutional, thousands of protestors and activists demonstrated in the streets in Poland. The move led the country to a near-total ban on terminations and sparking angry protests in the capital Warsaw. “It couldContinue Reading

On October 23, Portugal’s parliament gave its nod to a bill that will impose mandatory use of mask on the streets and in public spaces. The move comes in efforts to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus. The bill passed by the parliament says, “The use of a maskContinue Reading

U.S. President Donald Trump has officially signed a decision to remove Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism, said Sudan’s Sovereign Council on October 23. Calling it a historical day for Sudan and its glorious revolution, the sovereign council, in a statement, said that the announcement regarding this will beContinue Reading

On October 23, Israel and Sudan agreed on to initiate steps to normalise ties with each other in a deal brokered with the help of the United States. With this move, Khartoum becomes the third Arab government to bring an end to the hostilities with Israel in the past twoContinue Reading

Amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) on October 23, called on the international community to take “immediate action” to limit the spread of the novel Coronavirus quickly. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a news conference said, “The next few months are going to be very toughContinue Reading

Luis Arce from the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) has been officially confirmed as the winner of the 2020 Bolivian Presidential Elections.  General elections were held in Bolivia on 18 October 2020 for President, Vice-President, and all seats in both the Senate and Chamber of Deputies. Luis Arce of the Movement for Socialism (MAS)Continue Reading

US President Donald Trump has said that Sudan and Israel have agreed to normalize relations “President @realDonaldTrump has announced that Sudan and Israel have agreed to the normalization of relations— another major step toward building peace in the Middle East with another nation joining the Abraham Accords,” White House spokesperson Judd DeereContinue Reading

The European Parliament is holding its first ever European Gender Equality Week from 26 to 29 October. This is an initiative of the Women’s Rights Committee. According to a press release from the European Parliament, 2020 sees the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This important milestone provides anContinue Reading

As cases of COVID-19 rise, Philippines has said that the Black Nazarene parade held annually will not take place in 2021  “The grand procession of the life-sized image of the Black Nazarene in January 2021 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the city government of Manila said in a statement.  The Black Nazareneis aContinue Reading