UNDP Current Affairs, GK & News

Planetary Pressures-adjusted HDI

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently released the Human Development Report, 2020. India ranked 131 in the Human Development Index (HDI). Usually, the UNDP uses three major parameters to calculate the Human Development Index based on which the countries are ranked. They are Life Expectancy at birth, maternal mortality rate and political participation of ..

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November 6: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Every year, the International Day for Preventing the exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is marked on November 6. The resolution to celebrate the day was passed in 2001. Need According to the United Nations Environment Programme, a least 40% of internal conflicts are linked to the exploitation of natural resources in ..

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India’s first snow leopard conservation centre to be set up in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is going to develop India’s first Snow Leopard Conservation Centre in Uttarkashi forests. This centre will be developed by the Uttarakhand Forest Department along with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Objective The main objective of this park is conservation, restoration of Himalayan ecosystems and creating livelihood. It will be responsible for the conservation ..

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India-UN Development Partnership Fund supports projects to respond to COVID-19

The India-United Nations Development Partnership Fund is supporting various projects pertaining to the efforts of India to combat the deadly COVID 19 pandemic in the country. The projects are primarily aimed at boosting national healthcare facilities, reducing the risk of transmission of the virus, mitigating socio-economic impact and catalyzing the transformative recovery in the country. ..

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CIPET renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology

The Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology has now been renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals, Engineering and Technology. The name change was registered under Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975. Highlights The main objective of CIPET is to contribute towards growth of plastics. It also focuses on education and research programme. The institute ..

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