United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Current Affairs - 2020

India attends World Conference of Speakers of Parliament

On August 19, 2020, the Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla attended the fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament. The conference was organized by Parliament of Austria and Inter-Parliamentary Union, Geneva with the support of United Nations. Highlights The Conference was conducted under the theme Theme: Parliamentary leadership for more effective multilateralism that delivers peace Read More…

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…

India contributes 15 million USD to India-UN Development Partnership Fund

On August 5, 2020, India contributed 15.46 million USD to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund. Highlights India has contributed the funds to the United Nations Office for South-south Cooperation (UNOSSC) as a permanent representative of the UN. Of this, 9.46 million USD has been dedicated to the Commonwealth countries and 6 million USD to the Read More…

11th July: World Population Day

Inspired by the ‘The Day of Five Billion (observed on 11th July 1987 as an approximate day when the world population crossed 5 billion)’, the World Population Day was established in 1989 as an initiative taken by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and was observed first on 11th July 1989. Read More…

CIPET renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology

The Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology has now been renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals, Engineering and Technology. The name change was registered under Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975. Highlights The main objective of CIPET is to contribute towards growth of plastics. It also focuses on education and research programme. The institute Read More…