India-SDG: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Sustainable Development Goal Index Released

Published: December 31, 2019

On December 30, 2019, NITI Aayog released Sustainable Development Goals Index 2019-20. According to the report, the overall composite score of India improved from 60 in 2018 to 57 in 2019. India succeeded in the areas of power and industry, water and sanitation, nutrition and gender equality. The index covered 16 out of 17 SDGs. ..

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UNESCO to train 4,000 Indian teachers in AI-powered Digital Technology

Published: December 12, 2019

UNESCO and Dell Technologies will launch a new education programme where they will train 4,000 Indian teachers in Artificial Technology. The programme will aid in GoI step of introducing Artificial Intelligence as a subject in school. Highlights The programme will be spread across three phases. In the first phase, teachers in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and ..

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CCPI Index, COP25: India among top 10 countries

Published: December 11, 2019

On December 10, 2019, at the COP25, the Climate Change Performance Index was presented. The Index measures renewable energy share, emissions and climate policies of 57 countries and the European Union. Highlights: India India ranked 9th in the ranking provided. The ranking was to the “high category”, where the countries have ambitious 2030 targets. The ..

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October 31: World Cities Day

Published: October 31, 2019

The World Cities Day (WCD) is being celebrated by the United Nations to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization. It also intends to address the challenges of urbanization and to contribute to sustainable urban development around the world. It was established in 2013. The general theme of WCD is Better City, Better Life. ..

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SEED Awards of United Nations: 4 Indian start-ups among 14 winners

Published: October 30, 2019

The SEED awards are granted to organizations working towards achieving sustainable development goals (SDG). The 2019 SEED awards included SEED Low carbon, SEED South Africa Climate Adaptation, SEED Africa Awards and SEED Gender Equality Awards. 14 finalists from Asian and African countries were awarded for their works towards achieving SDGs. The SEED was founded by ..

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