UN adopts India sponsored resolutions on nuclear disarmament

News: The First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly has adopted two resolutions sponsored by India on nuclear disarmament titled ‘Reducing Nuclear Danger’ and ‘Convention on Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons’. Facts: Convention on Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons: The resolution was tabled by India since 1982.It requests the Conference on… Continue reading UN adopts India sponsored resolutions on nuclear disarmament

One in every 130 females globally is living in modern slavery: UN report

News: United Nations(UN) has released a report titled “Stacked odds” on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child,2020. Facts: This report has been combined with observations, data and studies conducted by Walk Free, International Labor Organization(ILO) and the International Organization for Migration(IOM). Key Takeaways from the report: Females across the world account for… Continue reading One in every 130 females globally is living in modern slavery: UN report

India has highest number of stillbirths:Report

News: UN Inter-agency group for child mortality estimation has released a report titled “ A neglected tragedy: The global burden of stillbirths 2020”. Facts: Stillbirth: It means a baby born with no signs of life at 28 weeks of pregnancy or more. Aim of the report: It aims to present the number of babies that… Continue reading India has highest number of stillbirths:Report

UN75 Initiative

News:UN75 Initiative has released the findings from the first three months of Global Dialogue. Facts: The UN75 Initiative was launched by the United Nations in 2019. Aim:To build a global vision for the year 2045 by initiating a dialogue and action on how we can build a better world despite the many challenges we face.… Continue reading UN75 Initiative

United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects(WESP) 2020

News:United Nations(UN) has released its World Economic Situation and Prospects(WESP) 2020. Facts:  About WESP Report,2020: The report is released annually by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs(UN/DESA), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD) and the five United Nations regional commissions. Report on Global Economy: The global economy suffered its lowest… Continue reading United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects(WESP) 2020

Explained:How is a new country formed?

News:Across the world,various territories are agitating for independence such as Catalonia in Spain, Kurdistan in Iraq, Tibet in China.Hence,there is a huge demand for New countries. Facts: Who can declare itself a country? There is no law barring regions from declaring independence.Somaliland in Somalia has been calling itself a country since 1991 but no one… Continue reading Explained:How is a new country formed?

UN appoints Indian Army veteran Abhijit Guha as head of Hodeidah mission

News:United Nations (UN) has appointed India’s Lieutenant General (Retired) Abhijit Guha as the head of UN mission in Hodeidah,Yemen. Facts: About UN Mission in support of Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) In January 2019,United Nations(UN) had decided to establish a United Nations Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement(UNMHA). It is a special mission to oversee governorate-wide ceasefire,… Continue reading UN appoints Indian Army veteran Abhijit Guha as head of Hodeidah mission

HC: United Nations not a State under Article 12

The Delhi High Court has ruled that United Nations(UN) is not a State within the meaning of Article 12 of the Constitution of India and is not amenable to the jurisdiction of the Court under Article 226 of the Constitution of India. The judgment was passed on a petition concerning the immunity enjoyed by the… Continue reading HC: United Nations not a State under Article 12

Finland is the happiest nation, India slips 7 spots, ranks 140th

India has been ranked at 140th on the United Nations World Happiness Report 2019 that ranked 156 countries.It is a decline of seven spots from 133rd in the last year’s report. Finland topped the list for the second consecutive year,followed by Denmark and Norway.South Sudan was ranked at the bottom of the index.Meanwhile, India’s neighbours… Continue reading Finland is the happiest nation, India slips 7 spots, ranks 140th