01 Jun 2021
World Milk Day: Celebrating Amul's iconic 'Doodh hai wonderful' advertisement
World Milk Day is observed on June 1 every year, for spreading the importance of milk.
15 Apr 2021
UN report: Women in poor nations can't say, 'No sex'
Less than half the women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to say no to sex with their partners, to decide whether to use contraception or to seek health care, a United Nations report said on Wednesday.
20 Mar 2021
World Happiness Report 2021: India ranks 139th among 149 countries
India has been ranked 139th out of 149 countries in the list of UN World Happiness Report 2021 released on Friday which is topped by Finland.
19 Mar 2021
Finland retains title as the world's happiest country
The past one year, marred by the coronavirus pandemic, was tough for millions of people across the globe, but it did little to alter the rankings of the world's happiest countries.
16 Feb 2021
Indian-origin Preeti Sinha to lead UN Capital Development Fund
The UN Capital Development Fund has appointed Indian-origin investment and development banker Preeti Sinha as its Executive Secretary, whose focus will be on providing micro-finance assistance to women, youth, small and medium-sized enterprises in under-served communities.
29 Jan 2021
UN Chief lauds India's COVID-19 vaccine assistance to nations
India's vaccine production capacity is one of the best assets the world has today, UN Secretary-General Chief Antonio Guterres said as he applauded India for supplying COVID-19 vaccine doses to nations around the world to combat the catastrophic global health crisis.
26 Jan 2021
India calls for inclusive system for early vaccination of peacekeepers
India, which is among the largest troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions, called for an inclusive system that provides early vaccination of peacekeepers, humanitarian workers, and UN frontline workers.
26 Jan 2021
Diplomats, including from Pakistan and China, offered coronavirus vaccines
After starting its vaccination drive on January 16, New Delhi has offered made-in-India vaccines to diplomatic corps, including to those from Pakistan and China.
25 Jan 2021
Jayati Ghosh named by UN to High-Level Advisory Board
Indian Development Economist Jayati Ghosh is among 20 personalities appointed by the United Nations to a High-Level Advisory Board that will provide recommendations to the UN Secretary-General to respond to the current and future socio-economic challenges in the post-COVID-19 world.
22 Jan 2021
Antonio Guterres saddened by life loss in Serum Institute fire
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by the loss of life in a fire at the Serum Institute of India (SII) facility in Pune and hopes that the incident is fully investigated, his spokesperson said on Thursday.
21 Jan 2021
As Biden assumes office, China sanctions Pompeo, other Trump officials
China on Wednesday said it was levying sanctions on over two dozen officials of the Donald Trump administration for violating the sovereignty of the nation with "crazy" policy moves.
21 Jan 2021
President Biden signs executive orders to undo Trump's legacy
Soon after he was sworn in, United States President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders to reverse the policies of his predecessor Donald Trump.
16 Jan 2021
COVID-19 'vaccinationalism' is self-defeating; will delay global recovery: UN Chief
As the world crossed a "heart-wrenching milestone" of two million deaths from COVID-19, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lamented that the pandemic's deadly impact has worsened due to the absence of a global coordinated effort.
12 Jan 2021
Antonio Guterres to seek second term as UN Secretary-General
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that he will be seeking a second term as chief of the world organization.
06 Jan 2021
China blocks investigation into coronavirus origins, WHO chief 'disappointed'
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed disappointment after China blocked an investigation into the origins of coronavirus.
06 Jan 2021
'Disease X': Scientist who discovered Ebola warns about deadlier pandemics
A year into the coronavirus pandemic, 86 million people have contracted the virus and over 1.8 million have died from it.
05 Jan 2021
US welcomes India to UN Security Council
The United States welcomed India to the United Nations Security Council, saying that it looks forward to working over shared interests toward a peaceful and secure India-Pacific region and the world.
02 Jan 2021
26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi arrested in Pakistan
The 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operations commander, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, has been arrested in Pakistan on Saturday.
02 Jan 2021
India begins its two-year tenure as non-permanent member of UNSC
India, which has been at the forefront of years-long efforts to reform the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), on Friday began its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the powerful organ of the world body.
01 Jan 2021
WHO approves Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for emergency use
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday granted "emergency validation" to the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, making it the first vaccine to be given such an approval by the United Nations body.
29 Dec 2020
The best Android apps of 2020
A lot of things did not go well this year, but it was a great time for technology.
29 Dec 2020
Saudi women's rights activist gets nearly 6-year jail term
Prominent women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was sentenced to nearly six years in jail by a Saudi court on Monday, her family said.
23 Dec 2020
'Good riddance,' says China as Germany exits UN Security Council
"Good riddance, Ambassador Heusgen." That is what China's deputy United Nations envoy, Geng Shuang, said to Germany's ambassador as the latter completed a two-year term on the UN Security Council.
24 Nov 2020
Biden fills key posts, India's "friend" named Secretary of State
Weeks after winning US elections, President-elect Joe Biden filled key positions in the cabinet, naming Antony Blinken as his Secretary of State.
18 Nov 2020
COVID-19 vaccine should be free, says Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy
A vaccine for COVID-19, whenever one becomes available, should be made free of cost for everyone, Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy has said.
02 Nov 2020
WHO Chief quarantines after contact tests positive for coronavirus
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the chief of the World Health Organization, informed late on Sunday that he will remain in quarantine after a person, whom he came in contact with, tested positive for coronavirus. He, however, stressed he is asymptomatic.
10 Oct 2020
Talks won't help: US NSA on India-China border row
As talks to resolve border tensions between India and China have remained fruitless, the United States National Security Advisor (NSA) has said that it is time to accept that dialogue will not persuade China to change.
09 Oct 2020
War against hunger: World Food Programme gets Nobel Peace Prize
For its relentless work toward combating hunger, the World Food Programme (WFP) was on Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The prize is worth $1.1 million.
26 Sep 2020
Was UN's response effective in handling pandemic, asks PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today delivered a virtual address at the United Nations General Assembly.
23 Sep 2020
Donald Trump tears into China for unleashing coronavirus; demands accountability
The raging coronavirus pandemic took center stage at the UN General Assembly with US President Donald Trump blaming China directly for unleashing the virus onto the world and also urging world leaders to hold Beijing accountable.
22 Aug 2020
Pakistan admits Dawood Ibrahim lives in Karachi, releases his address
The Pakistan government on Saturday admitted that Dawood Ibrahim, who is among India's most wanted, lives in Karachi.
20 Aug 2020
Give up pet dogs for meat: Kim Jong-un to citizens
Adding to the long list of bizarre orders that he has given since coming to power, North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un asked his countrymen to give up pet dogs, a move political watchers believe would assuage the country's hunger problem.
26 Jun 2020
US shifting troops to counter Chinese threat to India, others
The United States could have a role to play in the ongoing Indo-China conflict, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the country was reviewing the position of its troops in Europe to face the threat which People's Liberation Army poses to Asian countries like India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, as well as South China Sea.
12 Jun 2020
Coronavirus aftermath: 1.1 billion could become extremely poor, globally
The economic repercussions of coronavirus, which has already taken 423,844 lives globally, are mountainous. Thanks to lockdowns, enforced to break the transmission chain, even the richest countries are staring at oblivion.
09 Jun 2020
Globally, the situation is worsening: WHO about coronavirus
In a development that should worry all countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said the coronavirus situation was worsening globally, though some improvement was witnessed in Europe.
06 Jun 2020
LAC tensions: Crucial India-China talks on border situation today
Top military officers from China and India will attempt to defuse the raging tensions in Eastern Ladakh through talks today.
30 May 2020
US is terminating relationship with WHO, announces Donald Trump
United States President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the US is ending its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO), over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has ravaged his country.
04 May 2020
Never talked about charging migrant workers for transport, says Centre
Amid reports that migrant workers were asked to pay to be sent home across states, the Centre on Monday said that it had never talked about charging them for the transport.
23 Apr 2020
Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO
As deaths across the globe due to COVID-19 continue unabated, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus is here to stay.
15 Apr 2020
Donald Trump stops WHO funding for 'covering up coronavirus spread'
Not long ago, the United States President Donald Trump said he was upset with how the World Health Organization handled the coronavirus pandemic.