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Important Current Affairs 6th October 2019

INTERNATIONAL:

Scotland becomes the first country in the UK to ban the smacking of children.

• Scotland has become the first part of the United Kingdom to ban the smacking of children. The country introduced a law that makes smacking the children a criminal offence for parents and carers to use physical punishment against a child.

Aim:

The law change is aimed to give children the same protection from assault as adults. This law has brought Scotland into line with United Nations recommendations. Currently, the parents and the carers are allowed to use reasonable physical force in order to discipline children.

India and Bangladesh signed 7 projects.

•  Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bilateral talks on 6 October. The two leaders jointly inaugurated 3 projects to strengthen ties in diverse areas including defence and security, trade and connectivity.

Discussion:

The two countries signed 7 pacts in core areas namely transport, connectivity, capacity building and culture. Three projects involving the import of LPG from Bangladesh were also launched during the meeting. The leaders also discussed the issue of implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS:

UNESCO appointed Yalitza Aparicio as ambassador for indigenous peoples.

• The United Nations’ cultural agency, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has appointed Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio as its goodwill ambassador for indigenous peoples. She will be helping the UNESCO’s work among the indigenous peoples across the world by preserving their cultural heritage and environment knowledge and fighting for equal access to education.

Yalitza Aparicio:

Yalitza Aparicio made history as the first indigenous performer nominated for a best actress honor at the Academy Awards 2019 for her performance in the film Roma. In the film she spoke in an indigenous language and in Spanish.

The 25-year-old actress was born in the poor Mexican state of Oaxaca. She set her commitment to fight racism and advocate for gender equality and indigenous rights.

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