Open defecation Current Affairs, GK & News

World Toilet Day: November 19

Every year, the United Nations and several other international organizations celebrate World Toilet Day on November 19. The official convener of the World Toilet Day is the UN-Water. What is the theme of World Toilet Day? In 2020, the World Toilet Day is celebrated under the following theme Theme: Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change What ..




Swachh Bharat Diwas 2019 inaugurated from Ahmedabad

In Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Swachh Bharat Diwas 2019 in Ahmedabad & declared India as Open Defecation Free (ODF) country.  He also released postage stamp and silver coin to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. PM Modi also underlined that the government would achieve its target of single-use plastic-free India by ..


Open Defecation Down by 47%: WHO Report

A WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) has made the following observations: About 43 per cent of Indians have gained access to basic sanitation and the practice of open defecation decreased by 47% in the country between 2000 and 2017. About one-third of the population of Nepal and Lao People’s Democratic Republic and over half of ..


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to honour PM Modi with Goalkeepers Global Goals Award

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be honouring PM Modi with the prestigious ‘Global Goalkeeper Award’ for his leadership and commitment for improving access to sanitation in India. PM Modi will be honoured for his leadership of the Swachch Bharat Mission which aims at accelerating the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage in the ..


Eliminating Open Defecation in India

The Government of India with the assistance of international partners like UNICEF is looking forward to mitigating the issue of Open Defecation with all urgency. What is Open Defecation? Open defecation refers to the age-old practice in which people go out in fields, bushes, forests, open bodies of water, or other open spaces to defecate. ..