Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicUN Secretary General

Topic: UN Secretary General

Indian-origin UN staffer bucks norm, enters race for world’s top diplomat without state backing

Akanksha Arora says UN has not fulfilled its promise to the world — 'refugees haven't been protected, humanitarian aid has been minimal, technology & innovation has been on back-burner'.

Stranded at sea for 18 months — how shipping crews have been let down by Covid restrictions

Due to Covid border restrictions, more than 300,000 seafarers have been stuck on board their vessels. Global cooperation is needed to resolve this crisis. 

Covid exposed global fragility. We need a new social contract: UN Chief

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, writes about how Covid can be a catalyst for change to ensure a more sustainable & equitable world.

Need to ensure full respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms in Kashmir: UN chief

On 3-day visit to Pakistan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres spoke about Kashmir, India-Pakistan tensions. Read full transcript of his media interaction.

India and Pakistan should engage in meaningful dialogue to resolve issues, says UN chief

The UN chief was responding to a question on his repeated urging of dialogue between the two South Asian neighbours.

UN Secretary General says he is “concerned” about death of two Indian journalists

Sandeep Sharma and Naveen Nischal were killed in road accidents in Madhya Pradesh and Bihar respectively. 

On Camera

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Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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