United Nations Economic and Social Council Current Affairs, GK & News
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. ..
Category: International Current Affairs
Topics: acclamation • Ballot • commission on crime prevention • Election • UN World Food Programme • United Nations • United Nations Economic and Social Council • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Wome
The Table Mountain National Park is located in Cape Town of South Africa. Recently, a fire caught in the park and is burning it rapidly. More than two hundred fire fighters have been deployed in the region to quench the fire. A vacated vagrant fire may have caused the fire. Vagrant is a person without ..
The Odisha government has recently signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide 24-hour safe drinking water to every household in the state under the project ‘Drink From Tap Mission’. The project has been launched on a pilot basis for about 1.2 lakh people involving 22,000 families in pockets ..
Topics: Drinking water • Khordha district • Organizations • Puri • States and union territories of India • Subdivisions of India • UNICEF • United Nations Development Group • United Nations Economic and Social Council
The mascot ‘Tikki Mausi’ has been launched by the Odisha government in collaboration with UNICEF to spread awareness about child and woman’s nutrition. The mascot has been named as ‘Tikki Mausi’ in reference to the second mother of a child. The mascot resembles a typical friendly neighbourhood aunty that has words of advice for everyone ..
Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva has been named as the new Managing Director (MD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is the first person from an emerging market economy to lead the IMF. Georgieva will succeed Christine Lagarde for a five-year term from October 2019.
Topics: Christine Lagarde • Georgieva • International Monetary Fund • Jeroen Dijsselbloem • Kristalina Georgieva • Nadia Calviño • Organizations • Politicians • United Nations • United Nations Development Group • United Nations Economic and Social Council