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UNICEF calls on nations to reopen schools

The United Nations children’s fund (UNICEF) has called on education authorities to reopen schools as soon as possible, in countries where millions of students are allowed to go to their classrooms for 18 months amidst the covid-19 pandemic. Highlights Schools in about 17 countries remained fully closed, whereas, schools in 39 countries remained partially closed. ..

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World Bank: 21 million to be out of Covid-induced poverty

The World Bank cut back on the Covid-induced poverty estimates by 21 million on September 15, 2021. Highlights World bank also said that, the global poverty may be turning the corner on pandemic in 2021. It also warned that the number of poor in the backdrop of Covid was still unprecedented. Implications of this estimate ..

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BRICS Meeting on Tax Matters- highlights

Heads of Tax Authorities of the BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia India, China and South Africa held their virtual meeting on Tax matters from September 13 to September 14, 2021. Key facts Meeting was held under the Chairship of India. Meeting was presided by Tarun Bajaj, Secretary of Revenue, as Head of Tax Authorities in ..

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UNCTAD: Indian economy to expand by 7.2% in 2021

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released its Trade and Development report on September 15, 2021. Key findings of the report According to the report, India’s economic growth rate will increased to a four-year high of 7.2 per cent in 2021 as compared to a contraction of 7 per cent in ..

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India-Denmark launch ‘Centre of Excellence on Offshore Wind’

Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, R. K. Singh met Minister for Climate, Energy & Utilities of Denmark, Dan Jorgensen in New Delhi on September 9, 2021. Highlights During the meeting, it was highlighted that energy transition towards green is an important part of India’s policy. India has set a target of ..

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