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15 United Nations Achievements Worth Celebrating on UN Day

  • The United Nations Charter first took effect on Oct. 24, 1945 and since 1948, that day has been marked as United Nations Day.
  • As the celebration rolls around once again this weekend, it will surely be used as an occasion to celebrate the U.N.
  • The U.N. has actually achieved in the 70 years of its tenure.

2World Polio Day

  • Polio (poliomyelitis) had raised concern all over the world, as it was developing abruptly, mainly affecting children and lasting for a lifetime.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) is a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).
  • This health partnership, considered to be the biggest between the governmental and private sectors, has managed to reduce polio incidence by 99%.

3India third-largest student market in London

  • India is the third-largest international student market in London after China and the US,
  • International students studying at London universities in 2014 provided a 3 billion pounds boost to the UK economy and helped support 37,000 jobs.
  • Indian students spent an estimated 130 million pounds in 2013-14 compared to 407 million pounds by the Chinese and 217 million pounds by the Americans.

4Vadodara Gets India’s 2nd Green Airport

  • PM Modi inaugurated the new integrated airport terminal here,which is now the country’s second green airport after Kochi.
  • It was designed and built by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) at a cost of Rs 160 cr.
  • The airport is constructed on the principle of green infrastructure using bricks of fly ash
  • The new international terminal will increase the airport’s passengers handling capacity.

 

5Deccan Odyssey Gets Luxury Train Award

  • Deccan Odyssey,the luxury train operated and managed by Cox & Kings has won the World Travel Award 2016 in the category of Asia’s Leading Luxury Train.
  • The award ceremony was held at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam.
  • The train offers exclusive trips to royal cities showcasing palaces &traditions.
    World Travel Award honors the best of travel and tourism in the world.

6Goa Given Nod to Host FIFA U-17 WC

  • Goa joined Kochi & Navi Mumbai as one of the venues to host next year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup.
  • It has received the green signal from a high-level delegation of football’s world body.
  • A 13-member Fifa delegation along with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) made an inspection.
  • LOC and Fifa ratified Goa as the third venue to host the event after Kochi and Navi Mumbai.

7A.P,Singapore Pact in Financial Services

  • Andhra Pradesh govt has signed an agreement with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to promote innovation in financial services.
  • Under the Agreement will explore joint innovation projects on technologies such as digital payments & block-chain.
  • They will collaborate on development of education programmes.
  • The agreement was signed in the presence of CM N Chandrababu Naidu.

8Mobile phones banned from Cabinet meetings

  • In a move aimed at checking any possibility of leakage of information through hacking of communication devices.
  • Union Ministers have been asked not to carry mobile phones in Cabinet meetings.
  • The Cabinet Secretariat has recently issued a directive to private secretaries of the concerned ministers in this regard.

9India to use DRS for England Tests

  • PM Modi inaugurated the new integrated airport terminal here,which is now the country’s second green airport after Kochi.
  • It was designed and built by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) at a cost of Rs 160 cr.
  • The airport is constructed on the principle of green infrastructure using bricks of fly ash
    The new international terminal will increase the airport’s passengers handling capacity.

10Over 42,000 people ‘vote’ against steel flyover, claims citizens’ forum

  • Opponents of the steel flyover project claimed to have accrued nearly 42,000 votes against the project after their two-day referendum.
  • Having tabulated the “votes” as a mean of showing the political consequences of implementing an “unpopular” project.
  • Citizens for Bengaluru claimed that those saying no outnumbered those who had said ‘Yes’ during the Bangalore Development Authority’s public consultation, by nearly 200 times.
  • Of the votes, nearly 10,206 had come from north Bengaluru, where the steel flyover has been proposed.

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