Sustainable Development Goals: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

What is Seabed 2030 Project?

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO recently announced that it has finished mapping one-fifth of the world ocean floor under the Seabed 2030 Project. The Seabed 2030 project was launched in 2017 at the United Nations Ocean Conference to survey the ocean floor. Highlights When the project was launched in 2017, only 6% of the oceans was mapped ..

July 4: International Day of cooperatives

Every year, the International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on July 4. The main aim of celebrating the day is to draw the world attention in creating awareness about the concerns in cooperative sector. History The first International Day of Cooperatives was celebrated in 1923. It was established by the International Cooperative Alliance. In 1995, ..

June 29: National Statistics Day

The Government of India has been celebrating National Statistics Day on June 29. This is to popularize statistics in every day life and create awareness among the public on how statistics help to frame policies. This year the GoI is celebrating Statistics Day under the theme Theme: SDG-3 and SDG-5 Significance of theme The SDG-3, ..

June 27: International MSME Day

Every year, the International MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) Day is celebrated on June 27 by the United Nations. Highlights The day was declared as MSME day on the 74th Plenary meet of UN General Assembly in 2017. The day is celebrated as MSMEs play vital role in establishing the Sustainable Development Goals. This ..

GoI: TB Annual Report 2020

On June 24, 2020, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan released annual Tuberculosis (TB) report, 2020 through a virtual event. Along with the report, the minister also released the following A report on Joint Monitoring Mission Manual on Direct Benefit Transfer to TB patients under NIKSHAY Scheme A training module ..

Union territory of J&K chosen for first pilot project on SDGs

Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir has been selected by the NITI Aayog for first pilot project on Sustainable Developmental Goals. The newly formed UT will also get an opportunity to work with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Under the programme, information would be collected from District Commissioners for providing ranks on certain parameters.

SDG Conclave 2020 held in Assam

NITI Aayog recently organised ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Conclave 2020: Partnerships, Cooperation and Development of North Eastern States’ in Guwahati, Assam. The conclave was organised in association with the North Eastern Council, Government of Assam, Tata Trust, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS). The three-day event commenced ..

‘1t.org’ launched during 50th Annual Meeting of WEF 

During the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2020 recently being held at Davos, the World Economic Forum along with its partners launched a platform called 1t.org, to support and conserve 1 trillion trees around the world. The plan was announced by the Founder and Executive Chairman of WEF, Klaus Schwab. For a mass ..