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United Nations

The term “United Nations” was first officially used on 1 January 1942, representatives of 26 nations pledged their governments to continue fighting together {via Atlantic Charter and Declaration by United Nations} to defeat the Axis powers and to obtain a “just” peace. This was soon after entry of America in WW-II following the Japanese attack ..

India elected to UN Economic and Social Council

India was elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for 2022-2024 term. Key Points India has been selected in Asia-Pacific States category. Other elected countries include Oman, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan. Elected African countries are- Cote d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Mauritius, Tunisia, and United Republic of Tanzania. Among eastern European states Croatia and Czech Republic ..

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State of India’s Environment Report 2021

According to State of India’s Environment Report 2021, India’s rank has dropped by two places to 117 as compared to 2020 ranking on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Key Findings SDG goals were adopted as a part of 2030 agenda by 193 United Nations member states in 2015. In 2020, India’s rank was 115 and ..

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NITI Aayog Sustainable Development Index

NITI Aayog released third edition of Sustainable Development Index for 2020-2021, evaluating progress of states and Union Territories with respect to social, economic and environmental parameters. Sustainable Development Index 2021 In the index, Kerala has retained the top rank with score of 75. Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam were worst performers. Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu ..

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World Bee Day

World Bee Day is observed annually by the United Nations on 20th May. This day is observed to create awareness about the importance of bees for this planet and nature. Also, World Bee Day is observed on 20th May to commemorate Anton Janša. Q1. Who was Anton Janša? Anton Janša, born in Slovenia is said ..

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International Tea Day

Every year, on May 21, the United Nations observes International Tea Day. The resolution to celebrate International Tea Day was adopted in 2019 by the United Nations food and Agriculture Organization. History The International Tea Day is being celebrated since 2005 in major tea producing countries of the world namely Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, ..

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