Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicUN General Assembly

Topic: UN General Assembly

Modi’s ‘mother of democracy’ comment sparks debate, but he’s not the first Indian PM to say so

PM Modi made the comment at the UN, but Morarji Desai, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and P.V. Narasimha Rao have all expressed similar thoughts in the past.

Terrorism, ethnic cleansing Pakistan’s ‘crowning glory’ for last 70 years, India says at UN

The strong rebuttal came after Pakistan PM Imran Khan spoke about India’s internal affairs, including Jammu and Kashmir, during his pre-recorded video statement at the UN General Assembly.

Need for reformed multilaterlism, Modi says at UN as India joins Security Council

Speaking at the General Assembly on the occasion of the UN's 75th anniversary, Prime Minister Modi said it faces a crisis of confidence without comprehensive reforms.

Climate crises, global conflicts & Covid fallout — World’s problems get worse as UN turns 75

The UN is going through one its most challenging periods ever, and keeps churning out increasingly grim reports on the global threats it was created to ameliorate.

Virtual UN General Assembly to see record participation of world leaders, says Guterres

Heads of State and Government will submit a pre-recorded video statements for summits and sessions that will be played in the iconic General Assembly hall this year.

UN chief Antonio Guterres recommends scaled down annual meeting of world leaders in New York

It is likely the General Assembly gathering will be postponed or the event modified as New York remains one of the global epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic.

India slams Pakistan at UN, says it takes to hate speech just like ‘fish takes to water’

India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K. Nagaraj Naidu said Pakistan “obfuscates” the international community from the truth.

PM Modi to address annual UN General Assembly session on September 28

PM Narendra Modi is expected to address the Indian-American community in Houston on 22 September before he attends the UNGA session in New York.

Let’s restart bilateral talks, says Pakistan’s Imran Khan in letter to PM Narendra Modi

Khan proposed a meeting between foreign ministers of both the countries on the sidelines of UN General Assembly in September.

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Nehru’s younger sister who slammed Indira for Emergency

18 August is the birth anniversary of Pandit, a freedom fighter, an accomplished diplomat and politician. 

On Camera

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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