BrahMos tested in extreme weather conditions

Why in news ? The supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was successfully test-fired on Monday, under extreme weather conditions, as part of the service life extension programme for the Army. BrahMos, a joint venture between India and Russia, has been demonstrated in various configurations in land-attack, anti-ship and from the air. The Army and the Navy… Read More BrahMos tested in extreme weather conditions

UN-Habitat

It is the UN programme working towards a better urban future. mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya The twin goals of the Habitat Agenda are adequate shelter for all and the development of sustainable human settlements in an urbanizing world. UN-Habitat reports to… Read More UN-Habitat

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964. Formation 1964 Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland It is a part of the UN Secretariat.  It is a part of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG).  It was formed specifically to handle the problems of developing countries dealing with trade, investment and development issues. … Read More United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

United Nations Human Rights Council

UNHRC is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system. It is responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world.  The headquarters of UNHRC is in Geneva, Switzerland. The UN General Assembly elects the members who occupy the UNHRC’s 47 seats for 3 years period. No member may occupy a seat for more than 2 consecutive terms.… Read More United Nations Human Rights Council

World Tourism Organization

United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. It is the leading international organization in the field of tourism It promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide. It serves as… Read More World Tourism Organization

World Meteorological Organization

WMO was created in 1950 as an intergovernmental organization. It became a specialized agency of the United Nations, in 1951, for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences. WMO is the UN system‘s authoritative voice on weather, climate and water. Its secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland and is headed by the Secretary-General.  Through… Read More World Meteorological Organization