Switzerland Current Affairs - 2019

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IOA President Narinder Batra elected to IOC

Narinder Batra, President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was elected as a member of International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He secured 58 votes out of 62 polled. About Narinder Batra He was elected to prestigious seat during the 134th IOC Session being held in Lausanne, Switzerland. His election is linked to his function Read More…

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Coca-Cola and Chinese Dairy firm sign Olympic Sponsorship

Coca-Cola and Chinese dairy firm Mengniu have signed a multi-year global Olympic deal to become joint sponsors (beverages and dairy) of Olympic Games starting from 2021 to 2032. Key Highlights Neither International Olympic Committee (IOC) nor two companies (Coca-Cola and Mengniu) involved in sponsorship disclosed the size of deal. The agreement was unveiled in Lausanne, Read More…

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WHO: Algeria and Argentina declared Malaria-Free

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Algeria and Argentina as ‘Malaria-Free’ countries after no cases of indigenous transmission of disease were recorded. Key Highlights Background: The Malaria parasite was first discovered in humans in Algeria by a French physician named Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran in 1880. By 1960s, Malaria became Nigeria’s primary health challenge, Read More…

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Bulletin: Joint meetings of Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions held in Geneva

The joint meetings of three conventions on chemicals and waste namely Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Key Highlights About: The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to Basel Convention (COP 14) was held along with the 9th meeting of the COP to Rotterdam Convention and the 9th Read More…

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India to co-chair Consultative Group of GFDRR

India was unanimously chosen by member countries as next co-chair of Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for fiscal year 2020. This decision was taken during Consultative Group meeting of GFDRR 2019 held from 13 May- 17 May in Geneva, Switzerland. Key Highlights About: The Consultative Group meeting held Read More…

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Plastic Waste included in Basel Convention

After 12 days of negotiations under the patronage of United Nations (UN) around 180 governments agreed on a new UN accord to regulate the movement and export of plastic waste between their national borders. Key Highlights Participants: About 1,400 representatives from almost every country in world met for 12 days of discussions at a United Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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World Health Day 2019

World Health Day 2019 will be observed worldwide on the 7th of April with the theme “Universal health coverage”. The theme Universal health coverage seeks to ensure that everyone can obtain the care they need, when they need it, right in the heart of the community. World Health Organisation (WHO) notes that even though progress is Read More…

Month:  Categories: Events & ObservancesUPSC

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