United Nations Economic and Social Council: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Odisha government signs pactwith UNICEF to provide safe drinking water

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 ..

Odisha government unveils a mascot ‘Tikki Mausi’ to combat malnutrition among children

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 ..

Kristalina Georgieva selected as new head of International Monetary Fund

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.

Anshula Kant appointed as MD & CFO of World Bank (WB)

Anshula Kant, Managing Director of State Bank of India (SBI), has been appointed as MD and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the World Bank (WB). She will be responsible for financial and risk management of the organisation. Her work will include oversight of financial reporting, risk management, and working closely with the World Bank CEO ..

G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meet during 2019 Annual Spring Meeting

G-20 conducted the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee and the IMF’s International Monetary and Financial Committee meeting during the 2019 Annual Spring Meeting in Washington, DC. The meeting was held to discuss progress on the work of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The meeting has explain Structural Reform Steps package and the economic ..

India is among the world’s fastest growing economies, says IMF

International Monetary Fund (IMF) asserted that India is one of the fastest growing large economies in the world. According to IMF, India has carried out several key reforms in the last five years and more reforms are needed going forward to sustain the high growth. IMF’s Director Gerry Rice said that India has been one ..

WHO is organising 4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit 2019

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), J P Nadda has inaugurated the 4th edition of Global Digital Health Partnership Summit in New Delhi on 25th February 2019. The global intergovernmental meeting on digital health is hosted by the MoHFW in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP). ..

UN Food and Agriculture Organisation decides to observe 2023 as International Year of Millets

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has approved India’s proposal to observe 2023 as the International Year of Millets. This decision was taken at the 160th session of FAO Council, currently underway in Rome. The move will enhance global awareness to bring back these nutri-cereals to the plate. In addition, the FAO Council has ..