United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Current Affairs, GK & News

United Nations Development Programme (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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Human Development Report, 2020

The United Nations Development Programme recently released the Human Development Report. According to the report India slipped to 131st rank among 189 countries in the Human Development Index. Human development index of India was 0.640. In 2019 India ranked at 129. This year’s index has incorporated new parameters namely CO2 emission and Material foot print ..

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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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April 21: World Creativity and Innovation Day

Every year on April 21, the World Creativity and Innovation Day is celebrated by the United Nations. The day creates awareness about the importance of innovation and creativity to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. They are also called the Global goals. Highlights Creativity and Innovation are the two main wealth of a country in ..

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United Nations Development Programme releases Gender Social Norms Index

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently released the Gender Social Norms Index. It measures the social beliefs that obstruct Gender Equality. Key Findings of the Report The report consists of data collected from more than 75 countries covering 80% of world population. According to the report, half of the world population believe that men ..

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