Human development Current Affairs, GK & News

Planetary Pressures-adjusted HDI

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently released the Human Development Report, 2020. India ranked 131 in the Human Development Index (HDI). Usually, the UNDP uses three major parameters to calculate the Human Development Index based on which the countries are ranked. They are Life Expectancy at birth, maternal mortality rate and political participation of ..

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2019 edition of International Day of Older Persons

The International Day of Older Persons is observed every year on 1st October to highlight the important contributions that older people make to society and raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges of ageing in today’s world. The 2019 theme is ‘The Journey to Age Equality’.

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Manipur tops rankings in Health Ministry report card on “Breastfeeding & Infant & Child feeding Practices”

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has recently released a report card on “Breastfeeding & Infant & Child feeding Practices” with data from the State and UTs on 8th August in New Delhi. In it, Manipur has topped the rankings in the Breastfeeding report card in the country. National capital ..

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Nitesh Jangir wins 2019 Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award in London

The Bangalore-based electronics engineer, Nitesh Kumar Jangir has won the 2019 Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award in London, United Kingdom (UK). He received his award in the ‘People’ category alongside 14 other innovators from across the 53 member-countries of the Commonwealth. Jangir created Saans as a breathing support device to tackle avoidable deaths ..

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Fact Box: Initiatives of Niti Ayog in 2018

The think tank through slew of initiatives is aiding the government in building an inclusive and sustainable India. The major initiatives of Niti Aayog in 2018 are detailed below. Initiatives of Niti Aayog Competitive federalism To boost the competitive federalism Niti Aayog has taken following steps: NITI Aayog has finalized indices to measure incremental annual ..

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