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Global Food Policy Report; BCCI recommends four for Arjuna Award – Current Affairs

Apr 29, 2019
Food Policy report says that rural people around the world continue to struggle with food insecurity, persistent poverty and inequality, and environmental degradation.

Current Affairs 15 April 2019 Digest 3: State of world population report by UNFPA; world’s biggest plane

Apr 15, 2019
Report titled “Unfinished business the pursuit of rights and choices” describe issues and information about population worldwide.

Current Affairs 10 April 2019 Digest 4: UNICEF Report on Bangladesh Children; IMO’s new rule

Apr 10, 2019
UNICEF Report shows that Bangladesh’s 64 Districts are exposed to the greatest risk from climate change-related disasters, such as cyclone, flood, flash flood, drought etc.

Current Affairs 04 April 2019 Digest 4: Reliance Jio acquires Haptik; Lancet Report on poor food habit

Apr 4, 2019
The Global Burden of Disease Study published by Lancet explained that poor food habit is responsible for one in five deaths around the world.

Current Affairs 03 April 2019 Digest 5: State of Global Air-2019 Report; UN, EU Report on global hunger

Apr 3, 2019
State of Global Air-2019 report said that in 2017, exposure to PM 2.5 pollution was found to be the third leading risk factor globally for Type 2 diabetes.

Current Affairs 30 March 2019 Digest 1: India, US renew triangular cooperation; Tripura second in child marriage

Mar 30, 2019
The SGP agreement provides a framework for promoting cooperation between the two countries to meet the developmental aspirations of partner countries, particularly in Asia and Africa.

Current Affairs 29 March 2019 Digest 1: EU bans single use plastics; WMO Report

Mar 29, 2019
European Parliament banned plastic cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers as part of a sweeping law against plastic waste that despoils beaches and pollutes oceans.

Current Affairs 28 March 2019 Digest 4: IEA’s Global Energy & CO2 status report; IPZ 2019 notification

Mar 28, 2019
Report highlights global energy consumption in 2018 increased at nearly twice the average rate of growth since 2010, driven by a robust global economy and higher heating and cooling needs in some parts of the world.

UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook released

Mar 16, 2019
The United Nation Environment Program has released the sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook titled ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People’. The report comes at a critical time for global development and it will build on the knowledge and experience gained from previous GEOs.

India among the most trusted nations globally: 2019 Edelman Report

Jan 22, 2019
India is among the most trusted nations globally when it comes to government, business s, NGOs and media but the country's brands are among the least-trusted, as per the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer report.

India likely to surpass UK in world's largest economy rankings: PwC

Jan 21, 2019
India is likely to surpass the United Kingdom in the world's largest economy rankings in 2019, as per a report by global consultancy firm PwC. The report has projected real GDP growth of 1.6 per cent for the UK, 1.7 per cent for France and 7.6 per cent for India in 2019.

Union Home Minister approves report on use of space technology in border management

Jan 18, 2019
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved report of task force created by MHA to identify areas for use of space technology in improving Border Management. The key aim is to strengthen island and border security and facilitate development of infrastructure in border and island areas.

India submits Sixth National Report to the Convention of Biological Diversity

Dec 31, 2018
India on December 29, 2018 submitted its Sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity. India is among the first five countries in the world, the first in Asia and the first among the biodiversity-rich megadiverse countries to have submitted NR6 to the CBD Secretariat.

India to add 14 lakh IT jobs in new-age technologies by 2027: Study

Nov 15, 2018
India will generate over14 lakh new IT jobs by 2027 driven by demand for a skilled workforce in emerging technologies such as cyber security, Internet of things and Big Data, as per a Cisco-led study that released on November 15.

Pneumonia may kill over 17 lakh children in India by 2030: Study

Nov 12, 2018
More than 17 lakh children in India are likely to die of pneumonia by 2030, despite the infection being easily curable, as per a global study released by UK-based NGO 'Save the Children'. The study found that the infectious disease is likely to kill over one crore children under five by 2030.

Global temperature could exceed 1.5°C in just 12 years: UN report

Oct 9, 2018
The special report titled ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C’ traces the impact of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways. It states that going past 1.5°C is dicing with the planet's liveability and the temperature could be exceeded in just 12 years, by 2030.

Despite progress, estimated 6.3 million children died in 2017: UN report

Sep 18, 2018
Despite substantial progress in reducing mortality among children, in 2017 alone, an estimated 6.3 million children and young adolescents died, mostly from preventable causes. The children under the age of 5 years accounted for 5.4 million of these deaths.

Hunger reached ‘alarming’ ten-year high in 2017: UN report

Sep 13, 2018
A UN report has revealed that the number of undernourished people in the world has been on the rise since 2014, reaching an estimated 821 million in 2017, from around 804 million in 2016. The levels are same as almost a decade ago.

India ranks 57 in Global Innovation Index 2018

Aug 10, 2018
The 11th edition of Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018 was launched in India on August 8, 2018. The index was based on the theme– ‘Energizing the World with Innovation’. India remained 1st in the Central and Southern Asian region and moved up to the 5th position in the GII rankings among lower-middle-income economies.

Blood platelets can kill 60 per cent of Malaria parasites: Study

Aug 3, 2018
According to a new study, the platelets found in the blood are the first line of defence in patients with malaria, killing up to 60 per cent of the malaria parasites circulating in the bloodstream. The study involved 376 people, with and without malaria, from Papua, Indonesia and Sabah, Malaysia.
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