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October 24: United Nations Day

Every year, the United Nations Day is celebrated on October 24. This year, 2020, marks 75 years of successful functioning of the United Nations. Key Highlights The UN Day marks the anniversary of UN Charter coming in to force. The United Nations came into Existence on October 24, 1945. The day is being celebrated as ..

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India assumes chairmanship of International Labour Organization after 35 years

On October 23, 2020, the Union Ministry of Labour announced that India has assumed the chairmanship of International Labour Organization after 35 years. The current Labour Secretary Apurva Chandra has been elected as the chairperson of the Governing Body of ILO. He is to preside over the upcoming meeting of the Governing body in November ..

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Why is UNHCR insisting India to revise FCRA regulations?

The United Nations high Commissioner for human rights is insisting India to revise its foreign contribution Regulation Act 2010.  Highlights The high Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has raised concerns over the restrictions imposed by India over foreign funding for the Non-governmental organisations. The commisioner also raised concerns on the arrests of activists in the country.  What ..

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October 20: National Deworming Day

Every year, National Deworming Day is celebrated on February 10 and October 20 in India. Why National Deworming Day? India accounts to 28% of total number of global children between the age of 1 and 14 years of age at risk of Soil Transmitted Helminths. This is about 68% of children in India. These infections ..

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Lancet: Life Expectancy in India increases to 70.8 years

The recently published Lancet medical report says that the life expectancy of India has increased since 1990. Key findings of the report The life expectancy of India has increased from 59.6 years in 1992 to 70.8 years in 2019. Kerala has the highest life expectancy. In Kerala life expectancy has increased to 77.3 years. The ..

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