António Guterres: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
Up to 4.4 billion people will live with limited access to water
Published: March 24, 2020
On the World Water Day, which falls on March 22, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that between 3.5 and 4.4 billion people in the world will live with limited access to water. He also announced that out of the people with limited access, more than 1 billion of them would be in major ..
United Nations Warns: 4.4 billion people to live with limited water by 2050
Published: March 23, 2020
On World Water Day, the United Nations warned that 3.5 to 4.4 billion people are to live with limited access to water by 2050. Of these more than 1 billion are to live in major cities. Highlights The United Nations also said that today there are 2.2 billion people in the world lacking safe drinking ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Guyana takes over G77 Chairmanship for 2020
Published: January 23, 2020
The South American country Guyana recently took over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 (G77) for the year 2020 from Palestine, which chaired the group for 2019. The Foreign Minister of Palestine formally handed over the gavel to the Prime Minister of Guyana. The Group of 77(G77), which was established in 1964 in Geneva, ..
Pakistan Foreign Minister to US for Resolving Tensions in the Middle East
Published: January 15, 2020
For de-escalating and resolving tensions between Washington and Tehran, a neighbor of Iran, Pakistan is trying to insert itself on a mediating role as its Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be on a two-day visit to the United States starting on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. New York is said to be the first stop ..
Cash-Strapped UN thanks India for paying 2020 Annual Dues ahead of Schedule
Published: January 11, 2020
Responsible for maintaining international peace and security, the intergovernmental organization, United Nations (UN) has been facing a severe financial crisis because of the unpaid annual dues of almost one-third of its member states, this was informed by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres to the United Nations budget-setting Fifth Committee on October 2019. India has become ..