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International Tea Day

Every year, on May 21, the United Nations observes International Tea Day. The resolution to celebrate International Tea Day was adopted in 2019 by the United Nations food and Agriculture Organization. History The International Tea Day is being celebrated since 2005 in major tea producing countries of the world namely Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, ..

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IMF: Sub-Saharan Africa to see world’s slowest growth in 2021

The International Monetary Fund recently released the Regional Economic Outlook for Sub Saharan Africa. According to the report the Sub Saharan region is to witness the world’s slowest growth in 2021. Key Findings The sub-Saharan region is projected to grow by 3.4% in 2021. This is way below the global growth prediction of 5.5% in ..

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2021 Global food policy report

The Global Food Policy Report is published by the International Food Policy Research Institute. This year the institute has released the report based on the theme “Transforming Food Systems After COVID-19”. Key Findings of the report: India The lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 crisis closed schools and day care centres. This affected the availability ..

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China Anti-Poverty Campaign

China recently declared victory in its 8 years drive to eradicate extreme poverty. In 2012, the Chinese leadership had sought to achieve a ‘moderately prosperous’ society by focusing on its rural areas. It has maintained a ‘national list of impoverished counties’. The campaign involved massive mobilization of state resources and relocation of people from remote ..

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October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Every year, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is marked on October 17 by the United Nations. This year, the day is observed under the theme Theme: Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all Highlights The day was declared as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in 1992. ..

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