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UN Resident Coordinator For China

UN Resident Coordinator For China: Siddharth Chatterjee, who rose to become the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for China, is currently leading the UN and its 26 agencies in China. In 2020, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed senior UN official Siddharth Chatterjee of India as the UN Resident Coordinator in China. A National Defence Academy […]

State Of Food And Agriculture Report 2022 : FAO

State Of Food And Agriculture Report 2022 : FAO The recently released FAO’S State of Food and Agriculture report 2022 looked at how agricultural automation in our agri-food systems can contribute to achieving sustainable development goals. Highlights of the report: Agricultural automation plays an important role in making food production more efficient and environmentally friendly. […]

World’s Longest Passenger Train

World’s Longest Passenger Train: The world’s longest passenger train was operationalized in Switzerland during the 175th anniversary of Swiss Railways. The passenger train is 1.9 km-long, having 100 coaches. It travelled 15.5 miles from the Albula Tunnel in Preda to the Landwasser Viaduct, at the outskirts of Filisur. The journey ended at Bergün. It travelled […]

Unified District Information System For Education plus (UDISE+) Report

Unified District Information System For Education plus (UDISE+) Report: The Union Education Ministry released the detailed report on Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2021-22 on school education of India. Findings of the UDISE Plus 2021-22 Report: A total of 94.95 lakh students entered pre-primary classes in 2021-2022, registering a drop of 10% […]

Malaria Vaccine For Children

Malaria Vaccine For Children: In October 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) for the first time recommended the large-scale use of a malaria vaccine for children living in areas with moderate-to-high malaria transmission. The RTS,S/AS01 (Mosquirix) was developed by GlaxoSmithKline. Malaria kills nearly 600,000 people every year, the majority of whom are children under the […]

Snow Leopard Population Assessment Of India (SPAI)

Snow Leopard Population Assessment Of India (SPAI): The first-ever recording of the snow leopard from the Baltal-Zojila region has renewed the hope for the elusive predator in the higher altitudes of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Snow leopard surveys have often focused in neighbouring areas of Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The survey was expanded […]