Reflective Diary

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29-01-2013
Mohammad Ali, ID: 111100026
Reflective Diary
Current Affairs
Week 3, Lecture 3.

Current affairs simply means the ongoing issues related to any branch of learning that exists in the world context. We are experiencing different issues now and then in our everyday life, but current affairs only include the issues which are being discussed at the current time or have been occurred recently. According to Wikipedia, Current Affairs is a genre of current event where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or are ongoing at the time of broadcast. However, the definition of current affairs fluctuates when it comes to a particular subject as part of learning materials. We study here not only about the current events but also the reason behind those events. I started to love this subject in a full swing because we do not just simply discuss about any issue but we analyze it critically. Continuing the process of learning the current issue, in the third week I have gathered a huge package of knowledge from my lecturers about the conflict. Naturally I was not so familiar with the types of conflict but it became so clear to me when my lecturer explained it to me with some specific examples. I have learned the intra-state conflict which represents the conflict between Al-Shabab and the Government in Somalia as an example. I have also understood about inter-state conflict, political conflict, ethnic conflict, religious conflict, territorial conflict and so on. Nevertheless, among all of these conflicts, I found more interest about territorial conflict since it has been occurred from the ancient period. Yet, we can see the conflict between Israel and Palestine about having decreed over each other. Another example can be the Kashmir issue among China, Pakistan and India. So, all of these conflicts are common and seen every time in the history as well as the current time. If we give a critical view on these...
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