Knowledge Diary – 29th Aug 2013, Thursday

UN Security Council failed to reach an Agreement against Syria Attack

UN Security Council
UN Security Council

Five permanent members of US Security Council on 28th August failed to reach an agreement on a resolution which could authorize the use of Military Force against Syria Attack. Britain put forward a resolution at UN Security Council looking for some authorization measures which are necessary to protect civilians in Syria. USA charged the Assad Government of using chemical weapons in outskirts of Damascus. Although, Russia reiterated its objections to international intervention in the Syrian crises. In this dread attack UN charter allows action with respect to threats to peace, breaches of peace and acts of aggression.

China cancelled the Japan proposal over the disputed Islands

Deputy Foreign Minister of China Li-Baodong dismissed Japan proposal to hold talks on the disputed Islands in East China Sea. While China claimed that it had no significant reason to hold talks over the ownership of Islands. The relations among the two nations got strained over the two Islands namely Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.

Nelson Mandela won Mahathir Award

The Former South African President Nelson Mandela was honored with the first Lifetime Campaigner for Peace and Freedom of the Mahathir Award for Global Peace on 27th August. The awards were presented at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Putrajaya in Malaysia for the contribution to world peace. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir also received the Lifetime Campaigner for Global Peace award from the Mahathir Global Peace Foundation. This Award is a Global Peace Award instituted by the Mahathir Global Peace Foundation.

Satyagraha: The story behind Revolution released

Prakash Jha directed ‘Satyagraha’ on 28th August released a book title “Satyagraha: The story behind Revolution” in association with Prakash Jha Production.

Water is detected on Lunar Surface

NASA Lunar Science Institute (NSLI) on 27th August unveiled the evidence of water which was locked in the mineral grains on the surface of moon from unknown origin present under the surface of moon. Team of Scientists detected the presence of magmatic water by using data from NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument.



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