“World food price index” reaches highest level since May 2014: FAO

What is the News? The Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) has released the World Food Price Index. According to the index, world food prices have increased for the 11th consecutive month in April. Further, the prices also hit their highest level since May 2014. About World Food Price Index: Firstly, the index was introduced in 1996.… Continue reading “World food price index” reaches highest level since May 2014: FAO

SEBI technical group submits report on “Social Stock Exchanges(SSE)”

What is the News? A technical group on Social Stock Exchanges (SSEs), constituted by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has submitted its report.  About Social Stock Exchange(SSE): Social Stock Exchange(SSE) is a platform that allows investors to invest in select social enterprises or social initiatives. Social Enterprise is a revenue-generating business. The… Continue reading SEBI technical group submits report on “Social Stock Exchanges(SSE)”

COVID-19 hit urban poor more than those in villages: A Report by Hunger watch

What is the News? According to a Report by Hunger watch, COVID-19 has impacted India’s urban poor more than those in villages. Key Findings of the Report by Hunger watch: Impact of Covid-19: Urban respondents reported a 15% point worse condition than their rural counterparts across all important parameters. Poverty: Covid-19 pandemic has made the… Continue reading COVID-19 hit urban poor more than those in villages: A Report by Hunger watch

GNAFC releases “Global Report on Food Crises 2021”

What is the News? Global Network Against Food Crises(GNAFC) has released the “Global Report on Food Crises 2021”. Key Findings: Firstly, more than 155 million people experienced acute food insecurity in 2020. This is an increase of 20 million as compared to 2019. Secondly, two-thirds of the people in acute food crisis levels were in… Continue reading GNAFC releases “Global Report on Food Crises 2021”

A report on “Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions”: India is the 3rd-largest emitter

What is the News? The research and consulting firm, Rhodium Group, has released a report on Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Key Findings of the report: Global Greenhouse gas emissions including emissions of all six Kyoto gases have reached 52 gigatons of CO2-equivalent in 2019. This is an 11.4% increase over the past decade. The six… Continue reading A report on “Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions”: India is the 3rd-largest emitter

“State of Working India 2021” – One Year of Covid-19 Report

What is the News? Azim Premji University’s Centre for Sustainable Employment has released the annual State of Working India 2021: One Year of Covid-19 Report. Key Findings of State of Working India 2021 report: Impact of Pandemic: The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially increased informality in employment. This has lead to a decline in earnings for… Continue reading “State of Working India 2021” – One Year of Covid-19 Report

Long-term “nitrogen dioxide”(NO2) exposure affects lungs: Study

What is the News? According to a study, Long-term exposure to nitrogen dioxide(NO2) pollution can affect lung function. Also, NO2 can increase the risk of pulmonary disease. Key Findings: The annual maximum NO2 exposure recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) is 21.3 parts per billion. The study found that air pollution exposures in some… Continue reading Long-term “nitrogen dioxide”(NO2) exposure affects lungs: Study

“Global Electric Vehicles Outlook 2021” released by IEA

What is the News? International Energy Agency(IEA) has released a report titled “Global Electric Vehicle Outlook Report,2021”. The Global EV Outlook(GEVO) is an annual report published by IEA. The report looks at the latest EV trends. Apart from that, it also looks at the drivers for road transport sector electrification around the world. Key Findings… Continue reading “Global Electric Vehicles Outlook 2021” released by IEA

“Global Forest Goals Report 2021” and “United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests”

What is the News? The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations has released the Global Forest Goals Report 2021. Findings of the Global Forest Goals Report 2021: Firstly, the report finds that the world is making progress in key areas such as increasing global forest area through afforestation and restoration. Secondly,… Continue reading “Global Forest Goals Report 2021” and “United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests”

Migrants Workers, Who Returned to Cities Earned five-fold : Study

What is the News?  Yale University tracked 5,000 migrants workers across north and central India from April 2020 to February 2021. Recently, it released the findings of the survey. The survey was conducted over the phone by researchers from Yale and the Inclusion Economics India Centre. Bihar and Chhattisgarh are “source states”. What are the… Continue reading Migrants Workers, Who Returned to Cities Earned five-fold : Study