24 million may drop out of school due to COVID-19 impact: U.N.

News: United Nations(UN) has released a report titled “Policy Brief: Education During Covid-19 and Beyond”. Facts: Key Takeaways: Around 24 million children and youth (from pre-primary to tertiary) could drop out or not have access to school due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic impact. Additional Facts: Save Our Children: It is a campaign launched by… Continue reading 24 million may drop out of school due to COVID-19 impact: U.N.

Over 820 million people suffering from hunger:UN Report

According to a UN report titled “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World”,more than 820 million people had suffered from hunger worldwide in 2018. The report was prepared by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other United Nations agencies including the World Health Organization(WHO). The report said that globally hunger… Continue reading Over 820 million people suffering from hunger:UN Report

UN lowers India’s FY20 GDP growth forecast

United Nations(UN) in its World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report has lowered India’s GDP growth in 2019-20 to 7.1% from its estimate of 7.5%.It was due to overall slowdown in global growth. The report has said that despite the downward revisions, India still remains the fastest growing major economy in the world ahead of… Continue reading UN lowers India’s FY20 GDP growth forecast

UN report warns of greater economic threat to nations not investing in DRR

Recently,Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) has warned of new and much larger threats due to extreme climate changes to economies in particular the Asia Pacific region. The GAR was launched at the ‘Global Platform’ organised by the by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction(UNISDR). The report has outlined major risk… Continue reading UN report warns of greater economic threat to nations not investing in DRR

India’s population growth rate outpaced China in last 9 years: UN report

According to the State of World Population 2019 report,India’s population grew at an average of 1.2% annually between 2010 and 2019.It is more than double the annual population growth rate of China.The report was published by the United Nations Population Fund’s(UNFP). The report says that 27% of India’s population was in the age bracket of… Continue reading India’s population growth rate outpaced China in last 9 years: UN report

The ozone hole is recovering

The ozone hole is recovering News: A recent study by NASA has confirmed the recovery of the ozone layer due to the absence of chlorine from Chlorofluorocarbon(CFC) in the atmosphere. Important Facts: Findings of UN study: The study published in Geophysical Research Letters journal has confirmed the phenomenon by mapping the chemical composition of the… Continue reading The ozone hole is recovering