Sustainable Development Current Affairs - 2020

Eight Beaches in India awarded Blue Flag Certification.

The eight beaches including the Shivrajpur in Gujarat,  Golden Beach in Odisha,  Kasarkod and padubidri in Karnataka, Goghla in Daman and Diu,  Radha Nagar beach in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Kappad in Kerala and Rushikonda in Andhra Pradesh have been given the Blue Flag Certification. Background Earlier on September 19, 2020 eight Indian beaches were Read More…

“International Day of Older Persons” is observed on October 1.

October 1 is observed as the International Day of Older Persons annually all across the world. The day is observed by the United Nations and several other organizations. 2020 edition of the day marks its 30th anniversary.  2020 edition seeks to promote “Decade of Healthy Ageing” (2020-2030). Key Facts The day highlights the role of health care professionals Read More…

NITI Aayog and Netherlands sign SoI on ‘Decarbonization and Energy Transition Agenda’

NITI Aayog and Embassy of the Netherlands, New Delhi have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) on 28 September 2020 in order to support the decarbonization and energy transition agenda to accommodate cleaner and more energy. Key Facts The SoI was signed by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and Ambassador of the Netherlands to India Read More…

International Day of Sign Languages is being observed on September 23

International Day of Sign Languages is observed on September 23, 2020 by the United Nations. Theme for the year 2020 is  Sign Languages are for Everyone Significance of September 23 International Day of Sign Languages is observed on September 23 because the World Federation of the Deaf was established on this day. World Federation of Read More…

How Covid-19 Crisis is an Opportunity for Transition to Clean and Cheap Energy?

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has recently said that the current COVID-19 crisis should be used as an opportunity to make the transition to  smoother, faster, more resilient and affordable clean energy. He made his statement at the launch of a report on ‘Sustainable Recovery Post COVID-19’ by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Niti Aayog Read More…