United Nations Current Affairs - 2020

India extends 1 million USD to Antigua and Barbuda to combat COVID-19

On August 12, 2020, India extended 1 million USD to Antigua and Barbuda to combat COVID-19 outbreak. This is aimed at improving health infrastructure in the country. Highlights India has also offered same level of assistance, that is, 1 million USD to each of Caribbean Community under CARICOM. CARICOM is a group of 20 developing Read More…

COVAX Facility of WHO renews its invitation

The COVAX Facility of the World Health Organization recently renewed its invitation to countries to join its COVID-19 vaccine facility. The COVAX facility is a mechanism designed to guarantee fair, rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. CAVAX is COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access facility. The facility is backed by Bill Gate Foundation. The foundation is Read More…

United Nations releases 6 million USD in response to Beirut Explosion

The United Nations released 6 million USD in response to the explosion at Beirut port. With this, the total UN funding towards relief operation of the explosion has come to 15 million USD. A catastrophic blast occurred at the Lebanon capital, Beirut. It was driven by tonnes of Ammonium Nitrate. Highlights The 6 million USD Read More…

Ammonium Nitrate: The Beirut Explosion

A catastrophic blast occurred recently at the Lebanon capital, Beirut. The blast was driven by tonnes of Ammonium Nitrate that killed more than 135 people. Also, it injured more than 1000s. Ammonium Nitrate Ammonium Nitrate is a white, crystalline chemical that is soluble in water. It is the main ingredient used to manufacture commercial explosives Read More…

United Nations: Nitrogen Dioxide levels fell by 70% in Delhi

On July 28, 2020, the United Nations reported that the nitrogen dioxide levels in New Delhi has fell by more than 70% during the lock down. However, according to the international organization, this could be temporary till the cities re-open. Highlights The Nitrogen Dioxide levels has fallen down in other countries as well. In China Read More…