Current Affairs Global - 27 February 2014

1. Zero Discrimination Day will be observed on 1st March across the world. The day was launched by UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé in Beijing. No matter how you look, where you come from or who you love - everyone has the right to live a full life with dignity. That is the message of Zero Discrimination Day. The symbol for Zero Discrimination is the butterfly, widely recognised as a sign of transformation, as per UNAIDS note.


2. Ibrahim Mahlab was sworn in as new Egypt Prime Minister this week after resignation of former Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi who resigned earlier this week. A former member of Hosni Mubarak's political party, he will head Egypt's sixth government since the 2011 uprising that ended autocratic rule of Hosni Mubarak.


3. Famous Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia passed away in Mexico on 26 February 2014 due to a heart attack while playing with his children on a beach. He was 66. He was well known for a series of flamenco albums in the 1970-s which inspired a New Flamenco movement. He is known for his blending Flamenco music with Jazz, classical and other genres. He won two Latin Grammy awards in 2004 and 2012 and UK Bafta award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985.