Sustainable Development Goals: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

May 2: World Tuna Day

Published: May 2, 2020

Every year, World Tuna Day is observed by the United Nations to spread the importance of conservation of the Tuna Fish species. The tuna and tuna like species are economically important for both developing and developed countries. Highlights The United Nations passed a resolution in 2016 and the world Tuna Day is being observed since ..

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NAFED to distribute 6 lakh metric tonnes of pulses under PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana

Published: April 25, 2020

The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) is to distribute 6 lakh metric tonnes of pulses to around 20 crore house holds under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana. The work is to be undertaken by the scheme for 3 months. Highlights Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana, every household is ..

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

Published: February 29, 2020

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.

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DPIIT notifies 100% Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance Intermediaries

Published: February 26, 2020

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) operating under Ministry of Commerce and Trade has amended the FDI (Foreign Direct Policy) to allow 100% foreign investment for insurance intermediaries. This includes insurance companies, third party administrators, insurance brooking, loss assessors and surveyors. Highlights Initially DPIIT had allowed only 49% of FDI in ..

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SDG Conclave 2020 held in Assam

Published: February 21, 2020

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 ..

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