International Yoga Day (4th) is being celebrated worldwide on 21st June to promote yoga and make it as a part of people’s daily routine.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led more than 50 thousand of people in performing yoga asanas, in the main event organised at Forest Research Institute in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
The theme for this year is ” Yoga for Peace”.
Vishwas Mandalik (in Nasik) and the Yoga Institute (in Mumbai) have been selected as recipients of the Prime Minister’s award for outstanding contribution for promotion and development of yoga for the year 2018.
In Dec 2014, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) had unanimously adopted an India-led resolution to observe 21st June as ‘International Day of Yoga’.
The first International Yoga Day (IYD) was celebrated across the world on 21st June 2015, with the backing of the Ministry of AYUSH (in India).
According to Nikki Haley (US ambassador to the United Nations), United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and condemned the alleged hypocrisy of its members & bias against Israel.
The United States is half-way through a three-year term on the 47-member body.
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world.
The UNHRC has 47 members elected for staggered three-year terms on a regional group basis.
The headquarters of UNHRC is in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is hosting the 7th OPEC International Seminar at the Imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria (20−21 June 2018).
The theme of the Seminar is ‘Petroleum – cooperation for a sustainable future’.
The 2018 OPEC International Seminar will seek to reinforce OPEC’s longstanding commitment to strive towards a secure and stable market in support of a healthy global economy.
The Seminar bringing together Ministers from OPEC Member Countries, heads of intergovernmental organisations, chief executives of national and international oil companies, other industry leaders, renowned academics, analysts and media.