The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is believed to have originated in China’s wet markets which sell wildlife for consumption. This has raised questions about the safety and hygiene of such practices. China’s Biodiversity China is one of the mega-biodiversity countries. Its territory (constituting only 6.5% of the world’s territory) houses 10% of all the plant species ..
Poverty: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News
US president Donald Trump highlighted India’s success in lifting ‘more than 270 million people out of poverty’ in a decade, during his visit to India. 1) What is absolute poverty? Poverty is generally defined as ‘condition in which an individual or household lacks the financial resources to afford a basic minimum standard of living’. Absolute ..
The Prince of Britain, Charles has recently unveiled a new children’s protection fund for India. This fund is a part of the charity founded by him in 2007, the British Asian Trust. The trust was founded to fight poverty in South Asia. Noted American singer Katy Perry was named as the ambassador of the new ..
The International Human Solidarity Day is an international observance as per the resolution 60/209 adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 22nd December 2005. Earlier under resolution 57/265 on 20th December 2002, the United Nations General Assembly had established the World Solidarity Fund as a trust fund of the United Nations Development Programme. Hence, ..
The United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) has ranked India at 129th place among 189 countries in its 2019 Human Development Index(HDI). The UNDP HDI is a geometric mean of normalized indices for three dimensions- long and healthy life( life expectancy index), knowledge (education index) and a decent standard of living (GNI index). According to the Index: ..
The rank of India among 189 countries in the Human Development Index has improved for the year 2019. Last year, India ranked at number 130th. About 30 years of rapid development was the reason behind the improvement. According to experts: About 27.1 crore people had been relieved from poverty in a decade (from 2005-06 to ..
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated every year on October 17 for eradication of poverty. The day also reflects the willingness of people living in poverty to use their expertise to contribute to the eradication of povertyThe 2019 theme is “Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty”.
The International Day of Rural Women is celebrated every year on 15th of October to recognize the critical role and contribution of rural women (including indigenous women) in increasing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty”. The 2019 theme is “Rural women and girls building climate resilience”.