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Daily News Digest:24 July 2021

WHO’S FIRST REGIONAL STATUS REPORT ON DROWNING PREVENTION IN THE SOUTH-EAST ASIA AND WESTERN PACIFIC REGIONS

On 23rd July, WHO launched its 1st Regional Status Report on Drowning Prevention in the South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions. According to the report around two-thirds of all global deaths due to drowning occur in the Asia Pacific region. In 2019, over 1,44,000 people had drowned in the Asia Pacific region which accounts for 61% of all global drowning deaths.

Drowning is the 3rd driving reason for unexpected injury and death worldwide and it represents 7% of all injury-related deaths.

WORLD BRAIN DAY

Every year, on 22nd July, World Brain Day is observed. It is observed to raise awareness about the disease multiple sclerosis (MS).

The theme for the year 2021: ‘Stop Multiple Sclerosis’.

ESSENTIAL DEFENCE SERVICES BILL INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHA

On 22nd July 2021, the Essential Defence Services Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha. It is introduced to prevent the staff of all the government-owned ordnance factories across the country from going on a strike.

LOKMANYA TILAK JAYANTI

Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, whose real name was Keshav Gangadhar Tilak, was born 165 years ago on July 23, the day celebrated as Lokmanya Tilak Jayanti.

He was born on 23rd July 1856 in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. He was a freedom fighter and lawyer, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, also known as Lokmanya Tilak.

GLOBAL SURVEY ON DIGITAL AND SUSTAINABLE TRADE FACILITATION BY UNESCAP

In the United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific’s (UNESCAP) recent Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation, India has scored 90.32%. The survey has evaluated 143 economies globally.

Survey has highlighted India’s significant score improvement on all 5 key indicators. Transparency is 100% in 2021 whereas it was 93.33% in 2019.

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