World Environment Day: It is being celebrated across the globe on June 5 every year.
It is observed on the 5th of June every year since 1973 as part of the United Nations Environment Programme to build awareness to save life on planet Earth.The event has been led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) since its inception in 1973. The theme of this year’s World Environment Day will focus on solutions to plastic pollution under the campaign #BeatPlasticPollution.
This year’s event is hosted by Côte d’Ivoire in partnership with the Netherlands.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): It is the leading global authority on the environment.Mission:To inspire, inform, and enable nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.It is driving transformational change by drilling down on the root causes of the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss and pollution.
Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya.
Reports published by UNEP: Emission Gap Report, Global Environment Outlook, Frontiers, Invest into Healthy Planet.
It provides secretariat functions for numerous multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and other entities as follows: Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD),Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora(CITES),Minamata Convention on Mercury,Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions,Vienna Convention for the Protection of Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol,Convention on Migratory Species.
Nyaya Vikas Scheme: The Department of Justice has been implementing the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Districts and Subordinate Judiciary since 1993-94.Under the Scheme, central assistance is provided to the State Government / UT Administrations for construction of court halls and residential units for Judicial Officers / Judges of District and Subordinate Courts. The funds sharing pattern under the Scheme for Center and State is 60:40 in respect of States other than North Eastern and Himalayan States. The funds sharing pattern is 90:10 in respect of North Eastern and Himalayan States; and 100% in respect of Union Territories. Nyaya Vikas portal has been created for monitoring the implementation of this Scheme.
The Third G20 International Financial Architecture Working Group (IFAWG) meeting: Under the Indian G20 Presidency the meeting is being organized in the vibrant state of Goa. The discussions during the two-day meeting will be jointly steered by the Ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank of India along with France and the Republic of Korea, who are the Co-chairs of the IFA WG.The discussions include strengthening the Global Financial Safety Net (GFSN), addressing global debt vulnerabilities, strengthening the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) to address shared global challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening financial resilience through sustainable capital flows, assessing the macro-financial implications of Central Bank Digital Currencies, among others. During these discussions, the Indian G20 Presidency strives to give a voice to low-income and developing countries that are not represented at the G20 table and highlight issues of key concern to the Global South.