Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicUN General Assembly

Topic: UN General Assembly

What UN General Assembly’s adoption of multilingualism resolution means for Hindi, Bangla, Urdu

India-sponsored resolution promoted use of both official & non-official languages — such as Bangla, Hindi, Urdu, Portuguese, Kiswahili, & Persian — by UN’s Department of Global Communications.

With US or Russia? India-US strategic partnership hit by Delhi’s abstentions in UN over Ukraine

Quad leaders are scheduled to meet virtually Thursday evening after India once again abstained from voting to punish Russia, this time in the 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.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.