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Reports| Index| summits in news

Reports| Index| summits in news for UPSC/IAS examination, 2020-21


For the preparation of the UPSC exam, reading Reports, Index, summits in news in and around the country is important.

On this page, we will provide you with all the updates regarding Reports, index, and summits that are UPSC exam relevant and appeared in news in 2020-21.

Reports| Index| summits in news


  • CO2 emissions from building sector highest in 2019: UNEP December 25, 2020
    Source: DownToEarth News: United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) has released a report titled Global Status Report for Building and Construction,2020.  Facts:  The report has been prepared by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction(GlobalABC), the Secretariat of which is hosted by the UNEP.  Key Takeaways:  CO2 Emissions from the Building Sector: The building sector emitted more than a third of ...
  • Parliamentary Standing Committee recommendation on the management of COVID-19 situation December 22, 2020
    News: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has submitted its report to the Rajya Sabha Chairman on the management of Covid-19 situation. Facts: Key Suggestions given by Panel: Panel has given suggestion on the four aspects: The country’s preparedness Augmentation of health infrastructure Social impact Economic impact Source: The Hindu On Country’s preparedness Separate Wing: A separate wing may be formed in the National ...
  • Human Freedom Index 2020 December 18, 2020
    Source: Click here News: The Human Freedom Index 2020 has been jointly released by Fraser Institute in Canada and the Cato Institute in the United States. Facts: About the index: The index presents a broad measure of human freedom, understood as the absence of coercive constraints. Parameters: It uses a 0 to 10 scale to measure personal ...
  • India drops two ranks in Human Development Index 2020 December 17, 2020
    News: United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has released the Human Development Index (HDI) 2020. Facts: ● HDI  Human Development Index measures the average achievements in a country in three basic dimensions of human development: ○ A long and healthy life- measured by Life expectancy at birth ○ Access to knowledge: measured by Mean years ...
  • State of the Education Report for India: Vocational Education First December 17, 2020
    News: UNESCO has released the 2020 State of the Education Report for India: Vocational Education First. Facts: ● The second edition of the State of Education Report focuses on technical and vocational Education reports and training(TVET). What is TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training)? TVET refers to aspects of the Education Report process ...
  • 12th GRIHA summit December 17, 2020
    Source: Click here News: The Vice President of India has virtually inaugurated the 12th GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) Summit. Facts: GRIHA Summit: It is the annual flagship event organized by GRIHA Council in association with key stakeholders in the construction industry to discuss and deliberate on furtherance of Sustainable Habitat Development in ...
  • 5th India Water Impact Summit(IWIS) December 16, 2020
    Source: Click here News: The 5th India Water Impact Summit(IWIS) has commenced in a virtual mode. Facts: Organized by: The summit has been organised by the National Mission for Clean Ganga and Center for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies(cGanga). Objective: To bring together various stakeholders to discuss, debate and develop model solutions to some of the ...
  • Only 12.9% Indian women hold agricultural land: Index December 16, 2020
    Source: Click here News: Centre for Land Governance has released an index ranking states in terms of women holding land rights in percentage points. Key Takeaways: Land Holding by Women: Women constitute a third(32%) of India’s agricultural labour force and contribute 55-66% to farm production. However, they hold only 12.8% of the land in India. Best ...
  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Trade and Development Report: UNCTAD December 15, 2020
    Source: Click here News: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD) has released a report titled “Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Trade and Development: Transitioning to a New Normal”. Facts: Aim: The report provides a comprehensive assessment of the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Trade and Development. Key Takeaways. The global economy would contract 4.3% this year ...
  • Fifth Edition of National Family Health Survey December 14, 2020
    News: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released the fifth edition of the National Family Health Survey(NFHS). Facts: NFHS: It was conducted after a gap of three years.It contains detailed information on population, health, and nutrition for India and its states and Union Territories. This is the Phase 1 of the survey conducted ...
  • Sustainable Mountain Development Summit December 14, 2020
    Source: Click here News: The 9th edition of Sustainable Mountain Development summit commenced in virtual mode on the occasion of International Mountain Day. Facts: Sustainable Mountain Development Summit(SMDS): The summit was organized by Indian Mountain Initiative(IMI) Aim: To deliberate on issues such as migration, water security, climate resilience and innovative solutions for the farm sector and disaster ...
  • Climate Ambition Summit 2020 December 14, 2020
    Source: UN News News: The United Nations (UN), United Kingdom (UK) and France have co-hosted the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 in partnership with Chile and Italy to mark five years since the adoption of the Paris Agreement. Facts: The summit brings together leaders from across all levels of government, as well as the private ...
  • WHO releases Global Health Estimates 2019 December 12, 2020
    Source: Click here News: World Health Organization(WHO) has released the Global Health Estimates 2019. Facts: Global Health Estimates: The report provides a comprehensive and comparable assessment of mortality and loss of health due to diseases and injuries for all regions of the world.The new data of Global Health Estimates cover the period from 2000 to ...
  • Emissions Gap Report 2020 December 11, 2020
    News: United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) has released the Emissions Gap Report,2020. Facts: Emissions gap report: The report assesses the gap between anticipated emissions and levels consistent with the Paris Agreement goals of limiting global warming this century to well below 2°C and pursuing 1.5°C. Key Takeaways: Temperature Rise: World is still heading for a ...
  • India’s 1st LGBT+ workplace equality index launched December 11, 2020
    Source: Click here News: India’s 1st LGBT+ workplace equality index has been launched. Facts: India Workplace Equality Index: It is the country’s first comprehensive benchmarking tool for employers to measure their progress on LGBT+ inclusion at the workplace. Launched by: It was launched by non-profit Keshav Suri Foundation, partnered with Pride Circle, Stonewall UK and FICCI. Parameters: The index measures ...
  • HelpAge India gets ‘2020 UN Population Award’ December 11, 2020
    Source: Click here News: HelpAge India,an NGO has received the ”2020 UN Population Award” in the institutional category for its contribution towards serving disadvantaged elderly people and raising awareness on their cause. Facts: UN Population Award: It was established by the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) in 1981. Objective: The award honours an individual and/or institution in recognition ...
  • Partners in Population and Development (PPD) December 10, 2020
    Source : Click here News: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has addressed the Inter Ministerial Conference by Partners in Population and Development(PPD). Facts: Partners in Population and Development(PPD): It is an Intergovernmental alliance formed during the International Conference on Population and Development(ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994. Aim: To expand and strengthen South-South collaboration between and ...
  • Urban Governance Index 2020 December 10, 2020
    Source : Click here News: The Urban Governance Index 2020 has been released. Facts: Published by: The index has been published by Praja Foundation, a Mumbai-based think tank. Purpose: The index ranks states to indicate where they stand in terms of real empowerment of grassroot democracy and local self government. Themes: The ranking is based on these main themes— ...
  • Smuggling in India Report 2019-20 December 9, 2020
    Source : Click here News: Union Finance Minister released the Smuggling in India Report 2019-20. Facts: Prepared by: The report has been compiled by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). Aim: To analyse organised smuggling trends on Gold and Foreign Currency, Narcotic Drugs, Security, Environment and Commercial Frauds. Key Takeaways: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence detected 412 cases of ...
  • Climate Change Performance Index(CCPI) 2020 December 9, 2020
    Source: Click here News: Climate Change Performance Index(CCPI) 2020 has been released. Facts: Released by: The index has been developed by not-for-profit organizations Germanwatch and NewClimate Institute (Germany) together with the Climate Action Network(CAN International). Objective: It is an important tool to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and ...

Reports in news for UPSC exam, 2020-21:

Reports provide important findings and recommendations on the different aspects for the improvement and loopholes in the governance of different services provided by the government. Reading them provides an analytical viewpoint for the mains examination and factual aspects for the prelims examination.

Index/es in News for UPSC Exam, 2020-21:

Different indexes are measures of the performance of the world, a country, or state on different aspects like health, education, skill development. Reading them and remembering the facts related to indexes is important for both prelims and mains examination of the UPSC.

Summits in News for UPSC exam, 2020-21:

Summits are organized on national and international levels for brainstorming a particular issue in the focus. It facilitates a platform to different stakeholders to reach common ground on the issue in focus.

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