Iran Current Affairs - 2020

UN Security Council adopts Resolution on Safety and Security of Peace Keepers, First of its Kind

On March 31, 2020, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2518 to ensure safety and security of peacekeepers. This is the first time, a resolution is being passed for the safety of the peacekeepers. Highlights The resolution was initiated and sponsored by China. It was co-sponsored by 43 countries including Pakistan, Iran, South Africa, Read More…

Iran seeks Financial Help from IMF first time since 1962 to fight against Corona Virus

For the first time since 1962, Iran is seeking the help of International Monetary Fund. Since Islamic Revolution Iran stopped getting help from IMF. IMF and Corona Virus Earlier, this month, IMF allocated emergency funds to middle income countries. The international banking institution, allocated 50 billion USD to fund middle-income and poor countries. Also, it Read More…

Asian Development Bank Sanctions 4 million USD to members to contain Corona Virus

The Asian Development Bank is to provide 4 million USD to member countries in Asia and Pacific to contain COVID-19, the Corona Virus. The fund is being allocated for buying emergency supplies, assessing health systems, improve resilience and respond to animal human disease outbreaks. Highlights The main objective of fund allocation is to strengthen immediate Read More…

Facts Box: Cheetah Reintroduction Project

Cheetah has become extinct in India for more than 70 years now due to over hunting. Hence, several steps are being taken for the reintroduction of the cat in the country. It was brought up at CMS-COP 13 as well. Highlights On January 28, 2020, the Supreme Court of India cleared way for the reintroduction Read More…

National Emergency Declared in Pakistan to fight against Locusts in the border

Pakistan which is facing the worst locust attacks in decades has declared National Emergency. The emergency was declared to tackle the insects that are destroying crops in Punjab province, the main region of agricultural production. Highlights The locusts are currently in the India-Pakistan border along Cholistan. Usually, these Locusts move to Iran after some time. Read More…