Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicUN Security Council

Topic: UN Security Council

’Politically motivated’: India slams China for blocking UNSC bid to list JeM dy chief as terrorist

India and the US moved a joint proposal at the UNSC Thursday to list Abdul Rauf Asghar, the brother of JeM chief Masood Azhar, as a terrorist.

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.

With Ukraine situation tense, India-Russia hold high-level talks as Moscow takes up UNSC chair

Russian deputy foreign minister Vershinin made a lightning visit to India Monday, meeting foreign secretary Shringla & MEA secretary (West) Reenat Sandhu to discuss UN-related issues.

Afghan foreign minister Atmar speaks to Jaishankar, calls for emergency UNSC session

Atmar talked about escalating violence by Taliban as well as foreign terrorist groups in Afghanistan and described the attacks as a violation of international law.

Time for UNSC to take holistic approach to maritime security issue, says Ambassador Tirumurti

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said that India will focus on maritime security, peacekeeping and counter-terrorism during its Presidency month.

India has provided much needed balance to UNSC vis-a-vis P-5: Ambassador Tirumurti

India will assume the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council on 1 August, it's first Presidency during its 2021-22 tenure as a non-permanent member of the 15-nation UN body.

UNGA president praises India for ‘rich program of work’ planned for upcoming UNSC presidency

In an in-person meeting, Volkan Bozkir commended efforts of India's permanent representative to the UN, T S Tirumurti, who will be president of the UN Security Council next month.

UNSC must be made more representative of developing countries, says Harsh Shringla

Speaking at a multilateral forum, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla also said that India values multipolar global order underpinned on respect for sovereignty.

UNSC needs to introspect cost of its ‘actions & inactions’ on Syria, says India

India asserted that the UN Security Council cannot be 'unmoved' on the urgent need to build consensus and work collectively for the war-torn country.

India warns Israel-Palestine against unilateral action, at UN Security Council meet

India also reaffirmed its support to the Palestinian cause and the establishment of a sovereign, & independent Palestine state living side by side with Israel.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.