Awards Current Affairs
November 3rd week 2015 current affairs
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1) Kiren Rijiju:

  • The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on 17th November designated union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju as Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Champion for the Asia Region. 
  • The honour was conferred by Margarete Wahlstrom, special representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, during the inaugural session of the Asia Leaders` Meeting towards Implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR in Asia.


2) Zaina Erhaim:

  • A Syrian journalist who lives and works in the war-scarred city of Aleppo was awarded the Reporters without Borders Prize in France on 18th November for her defence of press freedom. 
  • The Paris-based media rights group singled out Zaina Erhaim for her “determination and courage” in covering the conflict in Syria, which is deemed the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. Over the past two years, Erhaim has trained around a hundred print and television journalists, a third of them women. Her efforts have led to the emergence of a number of independent newspapers and magazines. Her uncle accepted the prize on her behalf at a ceremony in the French city of Strasbourg.