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June 29: International Day of the Tropics

Every year, on June 29, the International Day of the tropics is celebrated by the United Nations. The day celebrates the diversity of the tropics and highlights unique challenges and opportunities of the region. Tropics The tropics are the regions between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropics of Capricorn. The most important feature of the ..

World Bank predicts widespread poverty in East Asia and Pacific regions

In its recently released revised forecast, the World Bank predicted that millions in the East Asia and Pacific region would enter poverty due to the impact of the pandemic on economy. WB’s Observation The World Bank forecasted that millions in countries of East Asia and Pacific region, like China, could enter poverty due to the ..

Wildlife Consumption in China

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 in India

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 ..

Prince Charles launches children’s protection fund for India

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 ..

International Human Solidarity Day

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, ..

India ranked 129th in 2019 UNDP Human Development Index

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: ..

India improves in HDI ranking

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 ..