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Climate Change by Insurgency, Terrorism

New Delhi (ABC Live): Climate Change :Terrorist groups such as the Islamic State and Boko Haram have been dominating the headlines since 2013. Both groups have gained international notoriety for their ruthless brutality and their rise is posing new challenges for national, regional and international security. Such non-state armed groups (NSAG) are not a new phenomenon. Today, however, we can ... Read More »

UNESCO Bats for Better Women Literacy Rates

New York (ABC Live): UNESCO : The increase in reading and writing proficiency among women is a result of the significant up tic in their enrolment and completion of primary education over the last five decades, even as overall funding for adult literacy has remained low, a recently-launched study by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has ... Read More »

Half of World Children May Miss Basic Education by 2030

New York (ABC Live);Basic Education :The ground-breaking, United Nations-backed International Finance Facility for Education is vital to ensure that half of the world’s children don’t miss out on the basic schooling needed to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That’s the view of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, who said yesterday in an interview with UN News that ... Read More »

UNESCO Confirms Disparity in Higher Education

New York (ABC Live) UNESCO :Noting the lack of sufficient institutions to cater to the growing demand for higher education as well as increasing disparities in its access, the United Nations educational and scientific agency, UNESCO, has presented a series of steps to make such education more equitable and affordable. In its new paper, Six ways to ensure higher education leaves ... Read More »

Modi Counters EVMs Controversy By Rs 3174 Crore VVPAT

New Delhi ((ABC Live) VVPAT : After opposition parties have raised serious question mark over EVMs , the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for procurement of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) Units for use in the General Elections, 2019. a)    purchase of  16,15,000 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) Units  ... Read More »

Cabinet Nods for National Commission Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): National Commission Backward Classes : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given (I) Ex-post facto approval for introduction of (i) Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill 2017 and (ii) National Commission Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament; and (II) Approval for retention of posts/incumbents and office premises held ... Read More »

Central Order on Sugar Gets Extension till October 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for extending the validity of the existing Central Order dated 27.10.2016 in respect of sugar for a further period of six months from 29.04.2017 to 28.10.2017. The main objective of the decision is to enable the State Governments to issue control ... Read More »

WMO Releases Its Airborne Dust Report

New Delhi (ABC Live): Airborne Dust Report :The World Meteorological Organization has issued its first annual Airborne Dust Bulletin, giving an overview of atmospheric dust levels and geographical distribution in 2016. The report is part of efforts to improve observations and warnings of sand and dust storms, which pose serious risks to the environment, human health and economy in arid and ... Read More »

UNIDO-China Joins for Ethiopia Industrial Development

ADDIS ABABA (ABC Live): UNIDO :Ethiopia, China and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have agreed today to strengthen collaboration on investment promotion, industrial parks development – including the Adam Industrial Park – and the upgrade of technical and vocational education and training. In the framework of Ethiopia’s Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) signed with UNIDO, this agreement will contribute to ... Read More »

World Gets 138.5 Gigawatts Renewable Energy in 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live):– Renewable Energy : As the cost of clean technology continues to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 per cent lower than the previous year, according to new research published today by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Global Trends in Renewable Energy ... Read More »