WMO released 2020 State of Climate Services Report

The 2020 State of Climate Services report was released on the occasion of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on October 13, 2020 by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Highlights The 2020 State of Climate Services report comprises of 16 different case studies on successful early warning systems for hazards such as tropical cyclones, Read More…

WHO Chief appreciated India’s Aarogya Setu App

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus have appreciated India’s COVID-19 contact tracing app named ‘Aarogya Setu’. The chief said that it is one of the technological tools that have successfully helped public health departments to identify clusters of virus and to expand the testing. Highlights The WHO Chief emphasised that the covid-19 Read More…

India joined the UK-led campaign against encrypted social media messages

India along with six other countries will back a UK-led campaign against end-to-end encryption of messages by social media giants such as Facebook. They have claimed that this feature hinders the law enforcement against the illegal activities by blocking all access to them. Further, the system also prevents law enforcement investigating and prosecuting against online child sexual Read More…

Pakistan re-elected to UN Human Rights Council

Pakistan has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) . It was selected on the basis of votes of member countries. It secured 169 votes out of 193 votes of the member of UN General Assembly. Highlights Pakistan has secured the highest number of votes among the five candidates from the Asia-Pacific Read More…

Rs 75 Commemorative coin to be released in India to mark the 75th Anniversary of FAO

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will release a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination in order to mark the long-standing relation of India with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on the occasion of 75th Anniversary of FAO on October 16, 2020. He would also be dedicating recently developed 17 biofortified varieties of 8 crops. Highlights Read More…