United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) Current Affairs, GK & News

International Yoga Day 2021

World is celebrating the 7th International Yoga Day on June 21, 2021, with the motto of achieving “One World, One Health”. This year, day is celebrating under the theme- “Yoga for wellness”. Theme focuses on practising Yoga for physical as well as mental wellbeing. Key Points On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “When ..

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Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, UAE Elected to UNSC

Countries including Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been elected unopposed to powerful UN Security Council (UNSC) as non-permanent members for 2022-23 term. Key Points UN General Assembly (UNGA) has held elections to elect five non-permanent members for UNSC. They will take their seats on Council for two-year term from January ..

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United States to re-join UNHRC

The Joe Biden administration in United States is all set to re-join the UN Human Rights Council. The United States had withdrawn from the council in the year 2018 under Presidency of the Donald Trump Background Donald Trump withdrew from the world body’s main human rights because of its disproportionate focus on Israel. Israel had ..

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Common Yoga Protocol Training Programme by AYUSH Ministry

The Ministry of AYUSH (MoA) has formulated the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) training programme recently. Highlights The programme was initiated in the backdrop of the ministry’s effort to enhance the acceptance and adoption of the practice of Yoga in India as well as abroad. The training programme is the soul of the upcoming international Yoga ..

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UNGA resolution demands UK withdrawal from Chagos Archipelago

The United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) passed a non-binding resolution asking United Kingdom (UK) to return Chagos Archipelago in Indian Ocean to Mauritius. Key Highlights Background: On February 2019 International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an advisory opinion on the legal consequences of separation of Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965 when latter was a ..

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