Important Years – Places


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Important 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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