World Meteorological Congress 2021

World Meteorological Congress 2021: The World Meteorological Congress 2021 has endorsed a Water Declaration, including the Water and Climate Coalition. It has also approved a new vision and strategy for hydrology and an associated plan of action. World Meteorological Congress: The World Meteorological Congress is the supreme body of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). WMO […]

SAKSHAM Centres

SAKSHAM Centres: As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, a total of 152 Centre for Financial Literacy & Service Delivery (SAKSHAM Centres) across 77 districts of 13 states were launched. The centres were launched under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) of the Ministry of Rural Development. SAKSHAM Centres: Centre for Financial […]

Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report)

Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report): According to a new report, Global agricultural productivity is not growing as fast as the demand for food, amid the impact of climate change. The report was released in conjunction with the World Food Prize Foundation’s annual conference. Findings of the Report: Total Factor Productivity (TFP) is growing at […]

G7 Digital Trade Principles

G7 Digital Trade Principles: The Group of Seven (G7) wealthy nations agreed on a joint set of principles to govern cross-border data use and digital trade. The deal is a first step in reducing trade barriers, and could lead to a common rulebook of digital trade. Earlier, India attended the 47th G7 Summit as a […]

Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC): The Singapore-based arbitrator, SIAC, has rejected Future Retail’s plea to lift the interim stay on its ₹24,713-crore deal with Reliance Retail, giving a major relief to Amazon that is contesting the transaction. This order now restrains Future Group and Reliance Industries Limited from proceeding with a Rs 24,713-crore deal signed […]

Turkey On FATF Grey List

Turkey On FATF Grey List: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has added Turkey, along with Jordan and Mali, in its revised list of “jurisdictions under increased monitoring”, also known as the FATF grey list. There are now 23 countries in the list. If countries fail to prevent international money laundering and terrorist financing, then […]

Uighurs

Uighurs: Forty-three countries have called on China to “ensure full respect for the rule of law” for the Muslim Uighur community in Xinjiang. The declaration accused China of a litany of human rights violations against the Uighurs, including torture, forced sterilisation and forced disappearances. China should allow immediate, meaningful and unfettered access to Xinjiang for […]