NGO Current Affairs - 2020

Impacts of lock down on Family Planning

The lock down has resulted in poor access to family planning measures and contraceptives. This will result in lots of unwanted pregnancies. Highlights With the number of infected persons of COVID-19 increasing all over India, least importance is being given to family planning and other treatments that includes Tuberculosis, AIDS, etc. The issue will end Read More…

Uttar Pradesh-First State to Geo Tag Community Kitchens

On April 19, 2020, Uttar Pradesh became the first state to geotag community kitchens. Around 7,368 community kitchens located in 75 districts were geo tagged. Highlights The State Government of Uttar Pradesh joined hands with Google to geo tag community kitchens in the state. The kitchens produce 12 lakh food packets per day. The State Read More…

GoI allows NGOs to directly buy food grains from NGOs

On April 8, 2020, the Government of India allowed the Non-Governmental Organizations that are involved in providing food to the needy during the COVID-19 outbreak to get food grains from FCI (Food Corporation of India) directly. Highlights The NGOs can purchase food grains from FCIs at prices the state governments buy from the FCIs. Currently, Read More…

UN launches Global Humanitarian Response Plan to fight against COVID-19

On March 25, 2020, the United Nations launched Global Humanitarian Response Plan to fight against COVID-19. The organization has allocated 2 billion USD to implement the plan. The plan has been launched in 51 countries of Africa, South America, Middle East and also Asia. Highlights The plan is to be implemented by the United Nations Read More…

NALCO to get President’s award for excellent CSR in social development

National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), an Odisha-based Navaratna Company has been selected for President’s award for utilisation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund in social development. NALCO was selected for its Aliali Jhia Scheme. About Aliali Jhia In 2015 NALCO started a scheme called Aliali Jhia. The scheme was on the line of Beti Bachao Read More…