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02 Nov

World Heritage Sites & Climate Change

The first ever scientific assessment of the amounts of greenhouse gases emitted from and absorbed by forests (2001-2020) in UNESCO World Heritage sites has found that forests in World Heritage sites play a vital...

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02 Nov

Making Peace with Nature: UNEP Report

Making Peace with Nature: UNEP Report The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the ‘Making Peace with Nature’ report, ahead of the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5). The Report explains...

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02 Nov

Exemption from Personal Data Protection (PDP) Law

Exemption from Personal Data Protection (PDP) Law The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked for exemption from the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Law (Data Protection Bill 2019). Key Points Privacy...

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02 Nov

Protocol to Prevent Human Trafficking: SCO

Protocol to Prevent Human Trafficking: SCO The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), in its 19th meet (of Prosecutors General) held in New Delhi, adopted a protocol to strengthen cooperation in preventing and combating...

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01 Nov

National Food Security Act, 2013: NITI Aayog

National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 The National Food Security Act 2013 (also ‘Right to Food Act’) is an Indian Act of Parliament which aims to provide subsidized food...

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31 Oct

Gray Hanuman Langur

Gray Hanuman Langur A troop of Gray langurs (Semnopithecus entellus) with their pelage (fur or hair) coloured blue was spotted in an industrial neighbourhood of Ankleshwar in Gujarat. Key Points About: ...

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31 Oct

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is a special program of the United Nations (UN) devoted to aiding national efforts to improve the health, nutrition, education, and general...

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31 Oct

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) Maharashtra has become the first state in the country to integrate its land records with the web portal of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)....

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31 Oct

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development NITI Aayog has released the second edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) India Index (SDG Index 2.0). The index documents the progress made by India’s States and...

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31 Oct

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations’ specialized agency for Health was founded in 1948. Its headquarters are situated in Geneva, Switzerland. There are 194 Member States, 150...

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