Day May 27, 2021

AspirantWorld One liners : 27th May

• The United Nations is celebrating the “International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories” from May 25 to 31, 2021. A Non-Self-Governing Territory is one where “people have not attained a full measure of self-government,” according to…

[Editorial Analysis] Imperious missteps

Mains Paper 3: Environment Prelims level: Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation 2021 Mains level: Environment conservation, protection and impact assessment Context: • The new proposed law is set to impact lives of inhibitors and development process of the island. Background: •…

Tobacco smokers

• The number of smokers worldwide has increased to 1.1 billion in 2019, with tobacco smoking causing 7.7 million deaths – including 1 in 5 deaths in males worldwide. About: • Of particular concern are the persistently high rates of…

Reclining Buddha

• On May 26 — Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, or Vesak — India’s largest statue of the Reclining Buddha was to have been installed at the Buddha International Welfare Mission temple in Bodh Gaya. The ceremony has been put off.…

Tulsa race massacre

• US President Joe Biden will next week visit the city of Tulsa in Oklahoma state, in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, known among the worst incidents of racial strife in American history. About: •…