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UNDP appoints Indo-American TV personality Padma Lakshmi as Goodwill Ambassador
World

UNDP appoints Indo-American TV personality Padma Lakshmi as Goodwill Ambassador

Indian-American television personality and food expert Padma Lakshmi has been appointed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, supporting the agency's fight against inequality and discrimination around the world.
Young-Indians choose to discover themselves over getting married, says Tinder
India

Young-Indians choose to discover themselves over getting married, says Tinder

For generations, the goals of Indians in their 20s have been to get a job, which provides a stable income, and get "settled".
Trillions of dollars paid in bribes every year: UN Secretary-General
World

Trillions of dollars paid in bribes every year: UN Secretary-General

Trillions of dollars, equivalent to more than 5% of global GDP, are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption every year, according to the United Nations.
India has 271 million fewer poor people in a decade
India

India has 271 million fewer poor people in a decade

India has halved its Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)- an index that looks beyond poverty and takes into account deprivations in health, education, and living standards - from 54.7% to 27.5% in just a decade.
Asia-Pacific may meet only one of 17 SDGs, warns UN-official
World

Asia-Pacific may meet only one of 17 SDGs, warns UN-official

The Asia-Pacific region is on track to meet only one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -the SDG on education- by 2030, a senior UN official has warned.
Bihar: Women, children shelters to get transgender security guards
India

Bihar: Women, children shelters to get transgender security guards

State-funded shelter homes for women and children in Bihar may get transgender security guards as the government has instructed authorities to prefer them during recruitment.
Rohingya refugee-shelters 'washed away' in Bangla-rains, over 9,000 affected: UN
World

Rohingya refugee-shelters 'washed away' in Bangla-rains, over 9,000 affected: UN

Heavy rains have caused severe structural damage to camps in Bangladesh hosting over one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the United Nations has said.
WHO calls Mumbai world's 4th most-polluted city, but Maharashtra denies
Mumbai

WHO calls Mumbai world's 4th most-polluted city, but Maharashtra denies

The May-2 WHO report that ranks Mumbai ahead of Beijing as fourth most polluted city globally, hasn't gone down well with Maharashtra government.
United Nations: India wins important UN's subsidiaries elections
World

United Nations: India wins important UN's subsidiaries elections

India has won an election to a crucial non-governmental organization committee in the UN after garnering the highest number of votes besides getting elected by acclamation to other subsidiary bodies in five separate polls.

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