Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: UNGA

Arvind Kejriwal praises Atishi for her UNGA speech on AAP govt’s ‘Delhi model’

Congratulating Atishi for the feat, AAP national convenor said the world is looking at Delhi for solutions in many areas of urban governance.

UN General Assembly suspends Russia from Human Rights Council, India abstains from voting

94 members voted in favour of suspending Russia while 24 voted against, and 58 abstained. Vote was moved by US over Russia's 'crimes against unarmed civilians'

Return to ‘path of diplomacy’, India says at UN special session on Ukraine

T.S. Tirumurti, Indian representative at the UN, also thanked Ukraine's neighbours that have opened their borders for Indian citizens and given facilities to missions.

World leaders thank India at UNGA session for Covid vaccine shipments, medical supplies

India has exported over 66 million vaccine doses to nearly 100 countries but the country stopped the shipment after the second Covid wave in April this year.

These Indian women diplomats have given fiery responses to Pakistan at UN in last 5 years

Sneha Dubey, India's First Secretary at the UN, made waves for her reply to Pakistan PM last week. She joins the ranks of diplomats Eenam Gambhir, Vidisha Maitra and Paulomi Tripathi.

Jaishankar agrees to take India-Nepal alliance forward in meeting with Nepalese counterpart

This was the first meeting between the two ministers. On 22 September, Nepal PM had appointed Narayan Khadka as foreign minister to lead the country's delegation to the ongoing UNGA.

Fire Imran Khan or the speech writer? People ask after Pakistan PM’s mujahideen claim at UNGA

At the UNGA forum, Khan said the ‘mujahideen’ were considered ‘heroes’ and that former US President Ronald Reagan had invited them to the White House.

Pakistan on Modi’s mind: PM ‘calls out’ neighbour in talks with Biden, hints at it in UN speech

On his first US visit since Biden came to power, Modi made counter-terrorism measures against Pakistan a key issue, referred to it without taking its name at UN General Assembly.

UN must work on effectiveness & reliability to stay relevant, PM Modi says at UNGA

To push his view, the PM quoted Chanakya: “when the right action is not taken at the right time, then it is time itself that causes the action to fail”.

Nations using terrorism as political tool must know it is dangerous for them too: Modi at UN

PM Modi also said the global community must speak in unison to strengthen the world order, in an apparent reference to China that is flexing its military muscles in the Indo-Pacific.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.