UNESCAP Current Affairs, GK & News

India’s presidency of AIBD extended for one year

The Asia-pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development (AIBD) has unanimously extended India’s presidency for one more year. Key facts The member countries of the AIBD have decided to extend India’s presidency at the two-day General Conference of the Institute that was held in New Delhi. The General Conference of the AIBD was inaugurated by the Union ..

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Manipur Freight Train connectivity

On January 27, 2022, the first goods train reached the Rani Gaidinliu station of Manipur. This is the first freight train to enter Manipur after 75 years. This shows the rapid transformation happening in the state of Manipur. New Railway Line in Manipur Manipur is a hilly state. Because of this reason it was difficult ..

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UNESCAP’s Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation

In United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific’s (UNESCAP) latest Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation India has scored 90.32%.   India’s performance in the survey Having evaluated 143 economies globally, this year’s Survey has highlighted India’s significant score improvement on all 5 key indicators. Transparency is 100% in 2021 (It ..

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South Asian Regional Conference on Urban Infrastructure held in New Delhi

South Asian Regional Conference on Urban Infrastructure: New Approaches to Public and Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Municipal Finance Innovations was held in New Delhi. It was organised by National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog in partnership with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP) and Asian Development Bank (ADB). South ..

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India elected as President of Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development

India was elected as President of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) for period of two years. India got elected against Iran during voting which took place at 44th annual gathering of AIBD held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Moreover, Director General of All India Radio (AIR) F. Sheheryar was also re-elected as chair of ..

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China hosts Inter-Governmental Meeting of Asia and Pacific Decade for Persons with Disabilities

The High Level Inter-Governmental Mid-Point review meeting of Asia and Pacific Decade for Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022 was held in Beijing, China. A number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region had participated in it. Indian delegation was led by Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot. Key Highlights of meeting The meeting was ..

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