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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 12 Dec 2019
On 4 March 2019, Malaysia acceded to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, becoming the 123rd State Party.
Adopted in July 1998, the Rome Statute led to the establishment of the International Criminal Court – the only permanent international judicial mechanism with the objective of investigating and prosecuting genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the crime of aggression – in 2002.
United NationsGeneral Assembly Resolution 217A was adopted on December 10, 1948, to ratify the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The resolution was adopted by a majority of 48 countries from among the 58 members of the United Nations at that time; however 8 abstained and the Republic of Hondurasand the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen did not vote.
PSLV-C48, which is the 50th mission of PSLV, will launch RISAT-2BR1 from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR,
The launch is tentatively scheduled at 1525 Hrs IST on December 11, 2019, subject to weather conditions. RISAT-2BR1, a Radar imaging earth observation satellite weighing about 628 kg, will be placed into an orbit of 576 km at an inclination of 37 degree.
PSLV-C48 will also carry 9 customer satellites of Israel(1), Italy(1), Japan(1) and USA(6) as co-passengers.
The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (also known as the Banjul Charter) is an international human rights instrumentthat is intended to promote and protect human rights and basic freedoms in the African continent.
The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an instrument designed by the German environmental and development organization German Watch.
It aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics.
The Climate Change Performance Index was first published in 2005 and an updated version is presented at the UN Climate Change Conference annually.
German watch publishes the index in cooperation with the New Climate Institute and Climate Action Network International.
The index evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 56 countries and the European Union (EU), which are together responsible for more than 90% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.