Page-28 of Sustainable Development Goals Current Affairs, GK & News

India ratifies Two Fundamental Global Conventions to combat Child Labour

India has ratified two key global conventions for combating child labour as a step towards creating full respect for fundamental rights at work. Salient Highlights India has deposited the instruments of ratification of the two fundamental ILO Conventions with the International Labour Office (ILO). The two key conventions are related to the elimination of child labour- the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 ..

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Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA)

The Union Government has launched Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) to provide free health check-ups to pregnant women at government health centers and hospitals. The Scheme was unveiled by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda in New Delhi. Key facts PMSMA has been launched as a national programme with an ..

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Public Health: Achievements in MDGs and Way Forward to SDGs

The deadline to achieve the millennium development goals (MDGs) expired in 2015. Out of the total 10 health targets, India was able to achieve or get close to achieve only four targets. As per WHO’s annual World Health Statistics for 2015, these four targets are as follows: Target 4-A: Reduce under-five mortality rate by two ..

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India ranks 110th on Sustainable Development index

India has been ranked a low 110th out of 149 countries on Sustainable Development index (SDI). The SDI assesses countries where they stand with regard to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also their progress and ensuring accountability. Key Facts Top 10 Countries: Sweden (1st), Denmark (2nd), Norway (3rd), Finland (4th), Switzerland (5th), Germany (6th), ..

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Blue Economy: Concept, Elements and Evolution

Blue economy refers to marine-based sustainable economic development which leads to improved human wellbeing and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. Blue Economy versus Green Economy Green Economy is the traditional approach to sustainable development which revolves around the idea of controlling environmental pollution in the process of development. Thus, green ..

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