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International Current Affairs August 3rd Week 2019
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India contributes $1 million to UN fund

International Current Affairs August 3rd Week 2019

India contributes $1 million to UN fund: 

India contributed $1 million to the UN Special Purpose Trust Fund for the Resident Coordinator System. 

The Special Purpose Trust Fund (SPTF) is a specific fund housed within the UN Secretariat established to receive, consolidate, manage and account for all contributions and financial transactions of the new Resident Coordinator system in a transparent and effective way.

The fund was established to receive, consolidate, manage and account for all contributions and financial transactions of the new Resident Coordinator system in a transparent and effective way.

Special Purpose Trust Fund (SPTF) 

A UN Special Purpose Trust Fund (SPTF) established to receive, consolidate, manage and account for all contributions and financial transactions of the reinvigorated RC system. The Fund is housed in the UN Secretariat and will be administered by the Office of the Controller in the Department of Management.

Saudi Arabia allows women to travel abroad without permission from male guardian:

Indian Coast Guard and the Sri Lanka Coast Guard under the provisions of the MoU signed between the two sides for the establishment of a collaborative relationship to combat transnational illegal activities at sea and develop regional cooperation.A four-member delegation of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard led by its DG Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunge Director General (DG).Both sides agreed to strengthen the cooperation in addressing a spectrum of maritime issues concerning safety and security. Sri Lanka involved in drug trafficking based on the information exchange undertaken by Indian Coast Guard invoking the MoU recognised as an important enabler for pursuing further collaborative response to emerging situations at sea. 

Sri Lanka Coast Guard by Indian Coast Guard, training of Sri Lanka Coast Guard personnel and mutual cooperation in the multilateral forums discussed and agreed by both sides.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia began implementing a landmark reform allowing women over the age of 21 to receive passports and travel abroad without permission from a male "guardian", authorities.The reform weakens the restrictive guardianship system that has long been a symbol of repression against women.The passport department started receiving applications for women aged 21 and above to issue or renew passports and to travel outside the kingdom without permission.The reform comes after high-profile attempts by women to escape alleged guardianship abuse despite a string of reforms by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.The landmark last year that overturned the world`s ban on women drivers.Saudi women granted the right to officially register childbirth, marriage or divorce and to be recognized as a guardian to children.

 

The reforms were widely celebrated in the kingdom drew backlash from arch-conservatives, many of whom shared old video sermons on social media by Saudi clerics advocating guardianship laws.


 

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