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India elected to three bodies of the UN ECOSOC

India was recently elected to the three bodies of the United Nations. They were the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Executive Board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and the Executive Board of World Food Programme. All these three bodies operate under United Nations Economic and Social Council. ..

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India-Madagascar: India to provide assistance to drought-hit Madagascar

On March 1, 2020 India announced that it will deliver a consignment of 1,000 metric tonnes of rice and 100,000 tablets of Hydroxychloroquine as a humanitarian assistance to the drought-hit Madagascar in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of SAGAR. Highlights The humanitarian assistance will be delivered by the Indian Naval Ship Jalashwa. ..

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October 16: World Food Day

The World Food Day is celebrated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization on October 16 every year. It is concerned with hunger, food security. The celebrations include International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme. The World Food Day also marks the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization. At first, ..

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Global Report on Food Crisis, 2020

The Global Report on Food Crisis, 2020 was released by the Global Network against Food Crisis. The report says that around 135 million people are living under food crisis. Highlights According to the report, the numbers have increased. In 2019, the number of people living under food crisis were 113 million. Yemen was the at ..

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United Nations warns of “Hunger Crisis”

The United Nations recently has warned of “hunger pandemic” due to COVId-19. Apart from COVID-19, the other factors that are to contribute to the crisis include wars in Syria, crisis in Lebanon and desert locusts destroying crops in East Africa. Highlights The COVID-19 outbreak according to the organization is to starve more than 130 million ..

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