Sustainable Development Goals: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Lancet: Life Expectancy in India increases to 70.8 years

The recently published Lancet medical report says that the life expectancy of India has increased since 1990. Key findings of the report The life expectancy of India has increased from 59.6 years in 1992 to 70.8 years in 2019. Kerala has the highest life expectancy. In Kerala life expectancy has increased to 77.3 years. The ..

5th India-Mexico High level Group on Trade, investment and cooperation held

The fifth meeting of India Mexico bilateral high-level group on trade, investment and cooperation was held virtually. The countries reviewed their bilateral trade and commercial relations. Key highlights The countries discussed bilateral investment treaty, audio visual co-production, cooperation Framework on phytosanitary and sanitary products, market access for Agricultural Products and technical barriers to trade. The ..

October 1: International Day of Older Persons

Every year, October 1 is celebrated as the International Day of Older Persons. The day is celebrated by the United Nations and several other organizations all over the world. This year, 2020, marks the 30th anniversary of International Day of Older Persons. Also, the 2020 observance is to promote “Decade of Healthy Ageing” (2020-2030). Highlights ..

India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership: Key Facts

On September 28, 2020, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Danish Counterpart Mette Frederkisen held a virtual bilateral summit. During the summit, the leaders established Green Strategic Partnership to fight against Climate Change. Green Strategic Partnership The Partnership is mutually beneficial to both the countries to advance political cooperation, create jobs, expand economic ..

Kerala wins United Nations Award for Control of Non-Communicable Diseases

On September 24, 2020, Kerala won the United Nation Interagency Task Force Award for its outstanding performance in controlling non-communicable diseases related Sustainable Development Goals. Highlights The award recognised achievements of the state during 2019 in the prevention and control of Non communicable Diseases and mental health. The State has facilities at all levels to ..