The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report aims to advance progress on the Sustainable Development Goal 12.3
SDG 12.3 aims at halving per-capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reducing food losses along production and supply chains.
This report presents food waste data collection, analysis and modelling to date, generating a new estimate of global food waste.
It publishes a methodology for countries to measure food waste, at household, food ser
02 April, 2021
Global Gender Gap Index 2021
This Index was released by the World Economic Forum since 2006.
The Gender Gap Index acts as a compass to track the progress on their towards gender parity of the countries in four areas,
Economic Participation and Opportunity,
Educational Attainment and
Health and Survival.
It examines the drivers of gender gaps and outlines the policies and practices needed for a gender-inclusive recovery.
The index score
02 April, 2021
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released the Global Wind Report, 2021.
About Global Wind Report:
The Global Wind Report highlights the role of wind power on the road to net zero emissions.
Key Findings of the report:
The world’s capacity to generate electricity from wind jumped 53% in 2020.
A total 93 gigawatts (GW) capacity was installed in the year.
However, this is not sufficient for the world to reach a ‘net zero’ emission status b
01 April, 2021
The World Bank has published the World Development Report 2021: Data for Better Lives.
About World Development Report:
It is annual report which is being published since 1978.
It gives in-depth analysis and policy recommendations on agriculture, the role of the state, transition economies, and labor to infrastructure, health, the environment, and poverty
The report highlights that most countries have shied away from an open-data p
31 March, 2021
The International Intellectual Property Index 2021 has been released.
About International Intellectual Property Index:
It is an annual report released by the US Chamber of Commerce & Global Innovation Policy Centre(GIPC).
The index evaluates Intellectual Property rights in 53 global economies. These economies represent together over 90% of global GDP.
It ranks countries based on 50 unique indicators. These indicators are divided across nine categories of protection:
27 March, 2021
The Oxfam’s Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index, 2020 ranked India at 129 overall out of 158 countries. But the Minister of Labour and Employment has said that the index lacked clarity & the report did not take into account various initiatives taken by the government.
About Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index:
It is released by Oxfam International.
The index ranks 158 countries. The Index measures the policies and actions in three areas dir
26 March, 2021
The government has questioned the methodology and data accuracy of the Global Hunger Index (GHI) report, alleging that children considered healthy were also counted to determine the ranking.
India was ranked at the 94th position out of 107 countries that were studied.
About Global Hunger Index:
The report is a peer-reviewed publication released annually by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide.
It tracks hunger at global, regional and national levels.
How are Countries ranked?
25 March, 2021
Global Hunger Index
GHI is a peer-reviewed annual report, jointly published by Concern Worldwide, an Ireland-based humanitarian group, and Welthungerhilfe, a Germany-based NGO, designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and country levels. It says the aim of publishing the report is to trigger action to reduce hunger around the world.
Parameters used to calculate the GHI:
Undernourishment: It is the share of the population with insuff
20 March, 2021
Mobilising Electric Vehicle Financing in India
NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) India released a new report ‘Mobilising Electric Vehicle Financing in India’, which highlights the role of finance in the India’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and analyses that the transition will require a cumulative capital investment of USD 266 billion (Rs 19.7 lakh crore) in EVs, charging infrastructure, and batteries over the next decade.
The report also identifies
09 March, 2021
India is partly free: US Think Tank
Freedoms in India have reduced, according to a report from a U.S. thinktank, Freedom House, resulting in India being classified as ‘partly free’.
India’s score was 67, a drop from 71/100 from last year (reflecting 2019 data) downgrading it from the free category last year (based on 2020 data).
“The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its State-level allies continued to crack down on critics during the year…,&
04 March, 2021