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United Nations releases World Economic Situation and Prospects Report, 2020

The United Nations recently released the World Economic Situation and Prospects Report, 2020. According to the report, the world economy is to shrink by 3.2% in 2020. The GDP growth in developed countries will decline to -0.5% in 2020. Highlights: India The report says that the growth rate of India in 2018 was 6.8% and ..

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WHO releases Global Nutrition Report, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the World Health Organization released Global Nutrition Report, 2020. Highlights According to the report, India is one among the 88 countries that are to miss global nutrition targets set for the year 2025. India also has highest rates of domestic inequalities, especially in malnutrition. Along with Nigeria and Indonesia, India was ..

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UN launches 6.7 billion USD for vulnerable countries

The United Nations and its partner agencies have launched 6.7 billion USD global appeal in order to fight against COVID-19. Highlights Initially, the organization had pledged to provide 2 billion USD to vulnerable countries to fight against COVID-19. However, it has now increased the amount to 6.7 billion USD. The plan under which this is ..

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World Bank: Decline of Money sent by Migrant Workers by 110 billion USD

On April 22, 2020, the World Bank announced that the amount of money sent back by the migrant workers to their home countries is to decrease by 110 billion USD. Highlights Due to the COVID-19 lock down, the remittances to low-income and middle-income countries are to fall by 20%. The decline in remittance is the ..

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GoI: 2200 Essential Kits created by “Kendriya Bhandar” distributed to the BPL

On April 8, 2020, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances distributed the essential kits to the needy families. The kits were produced by the Kendriya Bhandar. What is the Essential Kit? The Essential Kit consisted of 3 kgs of rice, 3 kgs of wheat, 2 kgs of dal, 1 litre of cooking oil, poha, salt, ..

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