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World Soil Day 2019

World Soil Day is an international day celebrated annually on 5th December since 2014 with the aim to spread the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for sustainable management of soil resources. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations at its conference in June 2013 unanimously endorsed World Soil Day and requested ..

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U.K misses UN deadline to end colonial administration over ‘Chagos Islands’

On 23rd May 2019, The United Nations (UN) General Assembly had given the United Kingdom (UK) 6 months’ time to hand control of the Chagos Islands, an India Ocean Archipelago back to Mauritius, the deadline of which has now passed. On 22nd May 2019, The UN General Assembly voted 116-6 in favor of Mauritius and ..

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India to attend SAARC Council of Ministers meeting

The SAARC Council of Ministers meeting is to be held on New York on 26th September 2019. Despite of the heightened tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir and its recently changed Constitutional status, the countries have agreed to participate in the meeting. The meeting is being chaired by Nepal and that might bring in ..

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First India-Caribbean Summit – 2019

Prime Minister Modi met the leaders of the Caribbean Community on 25th September, 2019, in New York. The meeting focused on fighting climate change and increasing India’s participation in the grouping At the meeting, PM Modi announced 14 million USD grant for community development projects in the region. He also extended 150 million USD of ..

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9 August: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is globally observed every 9 August with aim to promote and protect rights of indigenous population. Observance of this day seeks to recognize the contributions and achievements of indigenous people to improve world issues such as environmental protection. 2019 Theme: ‘Indigenous Languages’. It is dedicated to languages of indigenous ..

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India contributes US$ 5 million to UNRWA in support of Palestine refugees

India has contributed US $5 million to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The contribution was provided in support of UNRWA’s core programmes and services, including education, health care, and relief and social services. About UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) It is relief ..

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