India-United Nations Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: United Nations Guidelines on Access to Social Justice for people with Disabilities

The United Nations recently released the first ever guidelines to social justice for people with disabilities in order to make it easy for them to access justice systems in the world. The Guidelines The Guidelines are as follows All persons with disabilities have legal capacities. Therefore, none shall be denied access to justice based on Read More…

United Nations to renew, reduce Lebanon Peace Keeping Forces

On August 28, 2020, the United Nations announced that it will reduce the peace keeping forces in Lebanon for another year. Also, it will reduce the number of troops Highlights The UN Interim Force in Lebanon was established in 1978. It patrols the southern border of Lebanon known as Blue Line. The Blue Line runs Read More…

India contributes 15 million USD to India-UN Development Partnership Fund

On August 5, 2020, India contributed 15.46 million USD to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund. Highlights India has contributed the funds to the United Nations Office for South-south Cooperation (UNOSSC) as a permanent representative of the UN. Of this, 9.46 million USD has been dedicated to the Commonwealth countries and 6 million USD to the Read More…

India announces its priorities for UNSC

India is expected to be elected as member of United Nations Security Council for an eighth term. In order to secure the elected seat, India has launched a brochure that lists the priorities of India at the UNSC. Highlights The brochure was released by the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. The brochure has set out Read More…

Scorpaenospsis neglecta: Rare fish found in Gulf of Mannar

The Researchers at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute have found a rare fish from the Gulf of Mannar. The specimen was deposited at the National Marine Biodiversity Museum of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). Highlights The fish is locally called Scorpion Fish for its venomous tail. When the spines in the tail pierces Read More…