PM Narendra Modi Receives ‘Champions of the Earth’ Award by the United Nations
The UN awarded the Prime Minister of India with the highest environmental honour ‘Champions of the Earth’ on September 26, 2018. He was honoured for his leadership on the International Solar Alliance and his pledge to eliminate the use of plastic in India by 2022. Cochin International Airport also received the same award in the category of Entrepreneurial Vision for the use of sustainable energy.
UNSDF Signed between United Nations and India
The United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for 2018-2022 was signed between the UN and India on September 28, 2018. The signing was done by the CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant and the UN Resident Coordinator in India, Yuri Afanasiev. The ceremony was presided over by the Vice Chairperson of NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, NITI Aayog members and the heads of UN agencies in India.
Argentina gets Increased Loan for Struggling Economy
Argentina has received the biggest loan in the history of the International Monetary Fund. IMF has increased the crisis loan from USD 50 billion as agreed in June, to USD 57 billion. The original loan amount was secured in June 2018 with an initial USD 15 billion handed over to Argentina to help restore the struggling economy.
Jeremy Corbyn meets EU Officials to Avert a No-deal Brexit
The leader of the main opposition party of Britain, the Opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn met EU official Martin Selmayr and EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, on a visit to Brussels. Corbyn’s visit is to ensure that a no-deal Brexit does not take place. Brexit was initiated by the UK Prime Minister Theresa May on March 29, 2017.
India and Morocco Sign MoU
The 2 countries signed an MoU for expanding cooperation in the MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) sector between each other, in Rabat, Morocco on September 25, 2018. It was signed by the CMD of National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) Ravindra Nath and Director General of Maroc PME Rabri Barrazouka. The Maroc PME is the National Agency for the Promotion of SMEs of Morocco.