Importance Years Places, Major Years of Celebration, Environment

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Importance Years Places

1900

Davis Cup started

1911

Indian Research Fund Association started. In 1949, it was re-designated as Indian Council of Medical Research

1958

Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize instituted

1963

UNRISD

1965

UNDP

1966

Asian Development Bank

1967

ASEAN

1971

World Economic Forum

1974

Women’s World Cup Hockey started

1977

International Fund for Agricultural Development (UN specialized agency) [as a result of 1974 World Food Conference]

1980

World Climate Research Programme

1985

SAARC

1987

Montreal Protocol

1989

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child [US and Somalia have signed but not ratified the convention]

1992

UN Conference on Environment and Development (aka Earth Summit or Rio Summit)

UN Commission Sustainable Development was established as a result of this

1995

World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen [adoption of Copenhagen declaration]

Formation of WTO

1997

National Environment Appellate Authority

Navratna PSUs identified

2002

World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg [organized by the UN Commission on SD]

Major Years of Celebration

2010 – 20 Years of Human Development Reports

2011 – Centenary Year of Indian Council of Medical Research

ICMR was setup in 1911 as Indian Research Fund Association and renamed as 1949 as Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). It is the apex body for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research in the country.

Environment

1992

UN Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit)

Climate Change Convention (Kyoto Protocol)

Not to carry out any activities on the land of indigenous people that would cause environment degradation or would be culturally inappropriate

UNFCCC was established

Prototype for UN Forum on Forests agreed on

National

New Delhi

National Institute of Immunology (Autonomous and supported by the Dept of Biotechnology, GoI)

Hyderabad

National Geophysical Research Institute (under CSIR)

International

Rome

Food and Agricultural Organization

FIDE (World Chess Federation)

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