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COVID-19 cases rising in 110 countries, warns WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday stated that the COVID-19 pandemic is changing but it is not over and warned that the Covid...

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Over 1,000 reported dead as 5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Afghanistan

At least 1,000 people have been reported dead and hundreds injured yesterday after a powerful 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Afghanistan.

Global

Diplomat Ruchira Kamboj to be India's next Permanent Representative To UN

India's envoy to Bhutan Ruchira Kamboj was yesterday appointed as India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

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Soil is not just a resource; it is our source: Sadhguru

Conscious Planet: Save Soil is a global movement geared towards saving our soil and planet. Indian yogi, mystic and visionary Sadhguru bike...

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US President says India had ‘shaky’ reply to Russia’s war in Ukraine

US President Joe Biden has said that India’s response to the Russia invasion of Ukraine was “shaky”. India continues to purchase...

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At UN, India calls for ban on weapons that may trigger mass deaths

India has underlined at the United Nations that diplomacy and dialogue between Russia and Ukraine would bring an end to the war and raised...

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Indian-American economist Gita Gopinath set for key IMF post

Indian-American Gita Gopinath, the IMF's chief economist, will become the number two official at the Washington-based crisis lender from...

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Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine gets WHO approval for emergency use listing

According to reports, the Technical Advisory Group of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended the Emergency Use Listing status...

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Indian-American economist Gita Gopinath set to leave IMF in January 2022

International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief economist Gita Gopinath will leave her post and return to Harvard University's economics department...

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India has developed world's first COVID vaccine for those 12 years and above: Modi to UNGA

In his address to the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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Indian PM Narendra Modi to address UNGA, attend Quad summit during three-day visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Washington, DC yesterday on an official three-day visit to the United States

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UK unveils USD 1.2 billion package to drive India's green growth

The UK and India have unveiled a USD 1.2 billion package of public and private finance to help drive green growth in the latter country.

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Singapore ranks fourth, India 10th in UN's global cybersecurity index

Singapore, Korea and Spain jointly placed fourth in the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 (GCI), while India has moved up 37 places to be...

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At USD 64 bn, FDI inflow to India is fifth-highest in the world: UN report

According to a United Nations report, India received USD 64 billion in Foreign Direct Investment in 2020, the fifth largest recipient of...

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Singapore's COVID safety measures a big part of its human rights report to the UN

Even as the latest safety measures were announced for the Easter weekend and the parliament is set to discuss a digital vaccine passport...

Covid-19

India, US reaffirm strategic partnership during bilateral UN diplomats' meeting

India and the US have reaffirmed their strategic partnership and agreed to work together to strengthen multilateralism during a meeting...

USA

Indian environment and economics expert Ligia Noronha appointed assistant secretary-general of the UN

Noronha will succeed another Indian, development economist Satya Tripathi, in this role.

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Biden administration appoints two Indian-American women to key posts in UN Mission

The Biden administration has appointed two Indian-American experts — Sohini Chatterjee and Aditi Gorur — to key diplomatic positions at...

USA

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood releases autobiography on his COVID-19 migrant worker rescue missions

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has written a book recounting his experience of helping migrant workers during the Covid lockdown.

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Multilateralism is key to overcoming COVID-19 challenges, Balakrishnan says at UN

Speaking at the General Debate of the 75th United Nations (UN) General Assembly on September 26, Singapore's foreign affairs minister Vivian...

Singapore

18-year-old Indian boy named by UN to the 2020 class of young leaders for Sustainable Development Goals

The Young Leaders for the SDGs initiative is organised on a biennial basis by the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.

Global

PM Modi expected to address virtual UN General Assembly on September 26

This is the first time in the UN's 75-year history that the annual General Assembly session will be held virtually.

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UN applauds Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja at Public Service Day 2020

Top United Nations(UN) dignitaries applauded Kerala state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, for effectively tackling Covid-19 at Public...

Covid-19

Indian Army Major Suman Gawani to be honoured with UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award

This is the first time the UN Military Gender Advocate award has been given to an Indian peacekeeper.

Global

UN predicts global baby boom during COVID lockdown

The UN projected a sharp rise in global birth rates, led by India, in the months since WHO declared coronavirus a pandemic, triggering...

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