International News Affairs

  • International Workers’ Day, also called Labour Day or May Day, is being observed today.
    • This day is celebrated on May 1stevery year to commemorate the struggles of working people throughout the world.
    • May Day originated in late 19th century when labour movement to gain the 8-hour work day began.
  • European Union leaders have promised to embrace the British province of Northern Irelandafter Brexit if it ever unites with Ireland.
  • India will give  35crore rupees to children of freedom fighters in Bangladesh under the new ‘Muktijodha scholarship’ scheme in the next five years.
    • Under the scheme, students at higher secondary level will get a one-time grant of 20,000 (Rs 15,370) and students at the undergraduate level will get a grant of 50,000 (Rs 38,430).