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UK to Issue Coin in Honour of Mahatma Gandhi

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  • August 4, 2020
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UK to Issue Coin in Honour of Mahatma Gandhi

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains I – History

Context:

  • Britain is considering minting a coin to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The consideration is seen as part of efforts to celebrate achievements of people from the Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
  • As part of a global reassessment of history, colonialism and racism triggered by the death in May of a Black man, George Floyd, in the United States, some British institutions have begun re-examining their past

Do You Know?

  • Gandhiji’s birthday, October 2, is observed as the International Day of Non-Violence. 
  • Black Lives Matter Protest is a movement in USA, against systemic violence meted out to the African American community

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