UNHRC Expresses Concerns over NRC in Assam and Situation in J and K
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, and the tense situation in Jammu and Kashmir while addressing the opening of the 42nd session of the United Nations ..
Tags: Commissioner for Human Rights • Criticism of the United Nations • Human rights instruments • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights • Organizations
India signs $5.19 million grant agreement with IBRD for MSMEs
India has signed a Global Environment Facility (GEF) Grant of USD 5.19 Million for “Additional Financing for Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project- Programmatic Framework for Energy Efficiency” with International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) for financing energy efficiency at micro, ..
Tags: Global Environment Facility • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development • Organizations • Small and medium-sized enterprises • Small Industries Development Bank of India
Priyanka Chopra becomes UNICEF’s Global Goodwill Ambassador
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has been appointed as UNICEF’s newest global Goodwill Ambassador. Her appointment was announced at a celebration to commemorate 70 years of UNICEF. The celebrations were held at the United Nations headquarters in New York. UNICEF was ..
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Asian Development Bank: India’s growth projection at 7.0%
Asian Development Bank has lowered its growth forecast for Indian economy to 7.0% as an aftermath of demonetization. This is much slower than projected earlier. 45 countries which fall under the “Developing Asia” are now expected to expand 5.6 percent ..
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NABARD to disburse Rs. 21,000 to farmers via cooperative banks
The union government has allowed National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to disburse Rs 21,000 crore to cash-starved farmers ahead of the sowing season to sow rabi crops like Wheat. NABARD will disburse the money to District Central Cooperative ..
Tags: Agricultural cooperative • Cooperative • Cooperative banking • Crop • Nabard
Nobel Peace Prize goes to European Union
The European Union (EU) won the Nobel Peace Prize for furthering peace in the continent after World War II. Why this award to EU? The award is given to EU in acknowledgment to its past as well as continuing efforts ..
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