Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: UN

India concerned over reported shelling near Ukrainian nuclear power plant, urges restraint

The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog said that fighting close to Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia NPP had caused some damage to the facility and called for an immediate inspection.

Real death toll in Ukraine ‘thousands higher’ than official figures, says UN

Most deaths occurred from use of explosive weapons ‘with a wide impact area such as missiles and air strikes’.

Teach children about peace before it’s too late — T20 Cricket World Cup is a good chance

Can we rally support in South Asia and get friends and fans to raise their White Cards for peace even as they root for their favourite teams?

At least 1,417 civilians, among them 121 children, killed in Ukraine, says UN

UN warns that death count could be higher because information has been delayed from several locations due to ongoing hostilities.

War in Ukraine is getting worse. A China-India initiative to bring peace is a good idea

China says abandon Cold War logic, UN asks "to stop war" but the Ukraine-Russia conflict is only growing. What should India be doing?

India dispatches 2,500 MT wheat aid to Afghanistan through Pakistan, on board 50 Afghan trucks

Convoy flagged off at Attari-Wagah border. Part of India’s total 50,000 MT wheat aid, it will be handed over to the UN’s World Food Programme in Jalalabad.

World has moved on from US, EU’s drug monopoly. India and China are changing IP regulations

Even without an IP waiver from the WTO, China and India are leading the challenge to the West’s vaccine monopoly.

Less carbon, more automation—Covid lessons became key agendas for Asia-Pacific at UNESCAP

Poor connectivity in the Asia-Pacific became clear during Covid-19. Before we get back on track, transport needs to change.

New study shows China’s stark influence in 70 global institutions in charts

According to the Centre for Global Development, US shouldn’t be alarmed. But it should see where China is at odds with it.

‘Our house is on fire’ in more ways than one. Climate change, Covid-19 ruining adolescents

There is no end in sight for crises. Adolescents have not been well served, according to the British Medical Journal.

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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.


HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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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.