180 nations agree on a new UN accord to curb export of plastic waste

Recently,1,400 representatives from around 180 countries has agreed on a new UN accord to regulate the export of plastic waste.This meeting was organized by the UN Environment Programme(UNEP) in Geneva. The Geneva meeting amended the 1989 Basel Convention on the control of hazardous wastes to include plastic waste in a legally-binding, globally-reaching framework for managing… Continue reading 180 nations agree on a new UN accord to curb export of plastic waste

IAF plane shot down, pilot taken captive by Pak. army

Pakistan has taken Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman under custody after the MIG-21 aircraft crashed in Pakistan controlled territory.However, India has called for his immediate return and said that Pakistan has violated Geneva convention by displaying photographs and videos of him being interrogated. The third Geneva Convention (1949) provides (a) protection for Prisoners of War (PoWs)… Continue reading IAF plane shot down, pilot taken captive by Pak. army