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India's First SDG dashboard Launched

Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) launched India's first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Dashboard in a bid to effectively track the country's progress on Agenda 2030 adopted by the UN.
India's First SDG dashboard Launched
  • It was launched on the occasion of National Statistics Day (on June 29th) which marks the birth anniversary of Late Professor P.C. Mahalanobis.

About SDG Dashboard:

  • It is a unique, searchable platform, which provides data and insights on how India is progressing on SDGs.
  • It is a first of its kind national platform that pulls together reliable data from more than 100 different data sets, portals and sectors on to only one easy to use and intuitive platform, to power better-informed decision making on SDGs.
  • It will be India's official data repository of National Indicator Framework (NIF) on SDGs, which is India's largest monitoring framework with 306 statistical indicators.
  • SDG Dashboard is developed in partnership with United Nation in India, Department for International Development (DFID) India and data intelligence firm Social Cops.

What are SDGs?

  • They are the universal call by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for action towards ending poverty, improving health and education, protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
  • India has been closely monitoring its progress on SDGs through its National Indicator Framework and India SDG Index released in 2018.

Question:

Q. What has the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) launched in a bid to effectively track India's progress on Agenda 2030 adopted by UN?
a. Global Development Goal (GDG) Dashboard
b. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Dashboard
c. Human Development Goal (HDG) Dashboard
d. Universal Development Goal (UDG) Dashboard
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