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United Nations Public Service Day 2021

United Nations Public Service Day is observed on June 23, to recognise value and virtue of public service to community. Key Points The day emphasizes on the importance of public service in advancement phase. It recognises work of public servants & encourages young people to undertake careers in public sector. Background United Nations Public Service ..

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought was observed on June 17, 2021 to raise awareness on land degradation, desertification and drought. Theme of the day for year 2021 was ” Restoration, Land, Recovery”. Highlights This day is a unique moment to remind everyone about land degradation neutrality which can be achieved through problem-solving, strong ..

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UN Trade Forum 2021

While speaking at UN Trade Forum 2021, Union Minister Piyush Goyal has said, India’s per-capita carbon dioxide emission is lowest amongst big economies. Highlights India has an ambitious renewable energy target of 450 Gigawatts by 2030. It shows India’s commitment towards United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals. He highlighted that, ..

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State of India’s Environment Report 2021

According to State of India’s Environment Report 2021, India’s rank has dropped by two places to 117 as compared to 2020 ranking on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Key Findings SDG goals were adopted as a part of 2030 agenda by 193 United Nations member states in 2015. In 2020, India’s rank was 115 and ..

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International Tea Day

Every year, on May 21, the United Nations observes International Tea Day. The resolution to celebrate International Tea Day was adopted in 2019 by the United Nations food and Agriculture Organization. History The International Tea Day is being celebrated since 2005 in major tea producing countries of the world namely Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, ..

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