International Human Solidarity Day (IHSD) is being observed across the world (December 20) to create awareness about the human oneness as one of the fundamental and universal values that should underlie relations between people in the twenty-first century. The UN has urged the world community to raise public awareness of the. . . . .
UN Declaration of 18th December 1992: In order to strengthen the cause of the minorities, the United Nations promulgated the “Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities” on 18th December 1992 proclaiming that: States shall protect the existence of the National. . . . .
A task force has been set up under the chairmanship of the Principal Secretary (Nripendra Misra) to the Prime Minister to tackle the issue of air pollution in Delhi- NCR, the government said. The NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) had sent notices to the Centre and the governments of Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana in view of. . . . .
The foreign office is on an "outreach" mission as a new programme, SAMEEP, aims to take Indian foreign policy and its global engagements to students across the country. The ministry of external affairs has asked all its officers on leave to travel to their hometowns and particularly their alma mater. Their job would be. . . . .
In a first-of-its-kind move in the country, Agra municipal corporation has launched an initiative to provide gas heaters to the public at 10 major city intersections this winter. The move comes in the wake of the ban on the burning of firewood and cow dung cakes in the eco-sensitive Taj Trapezium Zone. The gas heaters. . . . .
China to start a giant market to trade credits for the right to emit planet-warming greenhouse gases. The nationwide market would initially cover only China’s power generation sector, which produced almost half of the country’s emissions from the burning of fossil fuels last year. It could give global efforts to combat. . . . .