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Second Phase Of LOTUS-HR Project Launched

On 14th October, 2019, India and Netherlands launched the second phase of the Local Treatment of Urban Sewage streams for Healthy Reuse(LOTUS-HR) plant as a part of joint collaboration in New Delhi.


WHO Launches First World Report On Vision

Recently, World Health Organisation (WHO) released its first world report on vision, addressing the increasing eye problems across the globe.


Assam Tea Labour Rights Violation

On 10th October, Oxfam India released a report titled - Addressing the Human Cost of Assam Tea, highlighting the issues of violation of labour rights in the tea estates of Assam.


Country Cooperation Strategy 2019–2023

On 9th October, 2019, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched the ‘WHO India Country Cooperation Strategy 2019–2023: A Time of Transition’.


Task Force To Prepare National Action Plan On Human Rights

Recently, the government decided to constitute a task force to prepare a National Action Plan on Human Rights (NAPHR) as mandated under the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Universal Periodic Review (UPR).


Information Fusion Centre - Indian Ocean Region

The Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR), launched in December, 2018, started working in India linking all the coastal radar chains of the countries bordering the Indian Ocean.


India’s First E-waste Clinic

On 5th October, 2019, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up the country’s first e-waste clinic in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.


NITI Aayog Launches Youth Co:Lab Programme

On 4th October, 2019, a Letter of Intent (LoI) was signed among NITI Aayog, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India to mark the launch of Youth Co:Lab programme.


Enzyme Technology For Cheaper Bio-fuel

Recently, the scientists from the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in New Delhi, received a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for the enzymes that enhances the production of biofuels from agricultural waste.


International Day Of Older Persons

On 1st October, 2019, the International Day of Older Persons was observed by United Nations under the theme- The Journey to Age Equality.


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