United Nations Current Affairs - 2020

October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 every year by the united nations. This year, the day is being observed under the Theme “Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”. In 2019, the day was observed under the  theme “Acting together to empower children, their families, Read More…

September 21: International Day Of Peace 2020

Each year, the International Day of Peace is observed  on September 21. It is also known as the World Peace day. Key Facts Theme for world peace day 2020 is- “Shaping Peace Together“ On this day,  the body encourages countries to observe the day by creating an environment of “24 hours of non-violence”. The United Read More…

Udit Singhal Named to 2020 class of Young Leaders For SDGs

The United Nations has named a 18-year-old Indian teenager Udit Singhal in the list of 2020 Class of Young leaders for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) along with 17 others. Young leaders for SDG The young leaders for sustainable development goal initiative is the highest profile recognition opportunity for the young people who raise their voices Read More…

Trump identifies India as major illicit drug producing country: Reasons, Causes and Facts

On September 17, 2020, the US President Donald Trump identified India along with other 20 Nations as a major drug transit or illicit drug producing countries in the world.  The president designated Bolivia, India, Afghanistan, Bahamas, Burma, Costa Rica, Columbia and some of the other countries as the major drug transit nations in the world. Read More…

World Bank Human Capital Index: India ranks 116

On September 17, 2020, the World Bank released the annual Human Capital Index.  India has ranked 169th position in the annual Human Capital Index. The Index benchmarks the key components of human capital all over the world. In 2018, India’s score was 0.44.  It has now increased to 0.49 in 2020. Highlights The human capital Read More…