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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

Donald Trump
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.

UN chief welcomes the re-engagement of US with WHO

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the United States' re-engagement with the World Health Organization.

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.

At 18 million, India has largest diaspora in the world

The Indian diaspora, one of the most vibrant and dynamic, is the largest in the world, with 18 million people from the country living outside their homeland in 2020, the UN has said.

16 Jan 2021

Antonio Guterres
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

Human Rights Watch
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.

WHO: COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccines

The World Health Organization's chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries have started rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year.

India to chair UNSC's crucial Taliban and Libya Sanctions Committees

India will chair the crucial Taliban and Libya Sanctions Committees and the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the UN Security Council during its tenure as non-permanent member of the powerful 15-nation UN body.

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.

'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

Nearly 60,000 babies born in India on New Year: UNICEF

UNICEF said more than 3,71,500 babies were born worldwide on New Year's Day and India is estimated to have recorded the highest number of births at around 60,000, according to the UN's children's agency.

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.

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

Donald Trump
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

Donald Trump
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.

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

Nobel Peace Prize
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.

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 News
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

North Korea
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.

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.

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.

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.

Accusing WHO of being China-centric, Trump threatens to cut funding

US President Donald Trump is angry that the World Health Organization (WHO), the health arm of the United Nations, didn't take strong steps to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, which landed the US in the current situation.

No law supports UP's name and shame posters: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government under which law did it put up banners, carrying names, photos, and addresses of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters who are accused of inciting violence.

Remove 'name and shame' hoardings, Allahabad HC orders UP government

In a major setback for the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, the Allahabad High Court on Monday directed it to remove hoardings that carried details of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters, accused of inciting violence.

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