Sustainable Development Goals Current Affairs - 2020

G20: Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef Programme launched

On September 16, 2020, the G20 Environment Ministers Meet was held virtually. India was represented by the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at the meet. The meeting was held as a part of Sherpa Track for the G20 Leaders Summit, 2020. Key Highlights The Global Initiative on reducing land degradation was launched at the meet. Read More…

India’s first International Women Trade Centre to be set up in Kerala

Kerala is to set up its first International Women Trade Centre in terms of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals. This is first of its kind in India. Highlights The Centre will accelerate women entrepreneurship. It will provide a safe place away from home to start a business, expand and get their products marketed globally. Read More…

Karnataka Government to build “Transit Homes” for Migrant Workers

The Karnataka Government is to build transit homes for migrant workers. The homes aim to provide better living conditions for the migrant workers. This is being launched because of the reverse migration in Karnataka amid lock down. Highlights The project is being launched with an inspiration from “Apna Ghar” project of Kerala. The expected cost Read More…

Facts Box: UN’s State of Food Security and Nutrition Report, 2020

The United Nations recently released the “State of Food Security and Nutrition” report. The report was prepared by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Health Organization (WHO), World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund). Highlights The report says that around 8.9% of the world population, that Read More…

July 15: World Youth Skills Day

Every year, World Youth Skills Day is celebrated on July 15. The day is celebrated to recognize the importance of equipping young people with skills of employment, entrepreneurship and decent work. This year the day focuses on the following theme Theme: Skills for a resilient youth Highlights The day is celebrated by United Nations along Read More…