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हिंदी करंट अफेयर्स प्रश्नोत्तरी 2018 के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें.

2013 designated as the UN International Year of Water Cooperation by UNGA


Subsequent to a proposal initiated by Tajikistan, in 2010 UN General Assembly (UNGA) declared 2013 as the UN International Year of Water Cooperation via its resolution : A/RES/65/154.

UN-Water has asked UNESCO to lead the initiative keeping in view of the UNESCO’s multi-dimensional potency in the region of natural and social sciences, culture, education and communication, and its substantial and long-standing contribution to the management of the world’s freshwater resources.

What is the objective of designating 2013 as International Year of Water Co-operation ?

  • In assigning 2013 as the UN International Year of Water Cooperation, the UNGA has actually made out that cooperation is necessary to attain a balance between the various needs and priorities and share this valued resource equitably, using water as an instrument of peace.
  • Encouraging water cooperation means an interdisciplinary approach bringing in cultural, educational and scientific factors, as well as religious, ethical, social, political, legal, institutional and economic dimensions.


  • The UNGA designating March 22, 1993 as the first World Water Day.
  • Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater.


Babasaheb Neelkanth Kalyani nominated as the Chairman of IJBLF

The Govt of India has nominated Babasaheb Neelkanth Kalyani (the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Forge Limited) as the Chairman of the India-Japan Business Leader’s Forum (IJBLF).

India-Japan Business Leader’s Forum (IJBLF)

  • Objective: Leveraging the trade and investment between India and Japan. Thus, guiding business developments between the two nations.
  • The forum has 15 members including Business tycoons like Mukesh Ambani, Sunil Bharti Mittal,Deepak Parekh, S. Gopalkrishnan, N Chandrasekaran, Adi Godrej, etc.