The 15th of June every year marks the United Nations internationally recognised day – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The day came about as a result of UN resolution 66/127. The day aims to focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders. The theme for 2018 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is “Moving from Awareness to Action through a Human Rights based approach”.
The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is being celebrated worldwide on 17th June. World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. Theme of WDCD 2018 is “Land has true value – invest in “.
In an effort to implement child rights, the Telangana government will soon establish ‘District Child Protection Units (DCPU)’ in all 31 districts. Right now the 10 erstwhile districts have the District Child Protection Units (DCPU). Proposals were already sent to the government for constitution of child protection units and already they were sanctioned and now staff recruitment was underway.
The U.S. has surpassed India to become the top destination for greenfield FDI investment in 2017, says a report. The number of greenfield FDI projects in India during the year fell sharply by 21% to 637, said the fDi Report 2018 compiled by FDI Intelligence. India had maintained the numero uno slot in greenfield FDI investment in 2015 and 2016.
Muthoot Fincorp Limited has announced its partnership with National Skill Development Corporation to train over 10,000 youth over the next three years and make them job ready. With the partnership, Muthoot Fincorp claims to have become the first major private sector player to partner with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to launch the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY-2) programme. Under the scheme, Muthoot Fincorp targets to train over 10,000 people over the next three years and make them job ready. NSDC has approved a target of 3,000 candidates in the first year and 3,500 each in the subsequent two years.
National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD) said that it would give Rs 21,000 crore to the Madhya Pradesh government in the current financial year. In the last three years, NABARD has given Rs 2,000 crore every year to the Madhya Pradesh government for works related to roads, bridges and irrigation among other things, An official Bansal said.
Roger Federer beat Milos Raonic to win the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, his first event for two and a half months. The Swiss had not played since the Miami Open in March, but the win in Germany gives him a 98th Tour title. Federer, 36, beat Canadian Raonic 6-4 7-6 (7-3) in the final. The 20-time Grand Slam champion had already secured his return to number one in the world rankings with victory over Nick Kyrgios in the semi-final.