Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicUnited Nations General Assembly

Topic: United Nations General Assembly

UN Credentials Committee that will review Taliban nomination likely to meet in November

In light of the Taliban nominating Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan's envoy to the UN, General Assembly President Friday said the matter will be decided on once the committee submits its findings.

UNGA, the diplomatic mela in New York, gets US green signal but with conditions

The US is recommending that the event follows social distancing and has no more than 2 participants per delegation allowed in the hall during leaders’ speeches from the podium.

India votes in favour of Covid-19 resolution in UNGA, calls for multilateral cooperation

The US was among the few nations who opposed the resolution, which acknowledges WHO's key leadership role in responding to the outbreak.

Ready to help India, Pakistan on Kashmir issue if requested by both, says UNGA President-elect

Volkan Bozkir, the UNGA President-elect who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan, said the resolution of Kashmir issue was vital for sustainable peace in South Asia.

Amit Shah and Fadnavis play hardball with Sharad Pawar as Mehul Choksi is now ‘unwanted’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Not just Kashmiris, why not worry about Muslims in China too: US asks Pakistan

At a special UN General Assembly briefing, US criticised Pakistan for only speaking about Kashmir and not China's detention Uyghur Muslims.

India calls for combined effort to revitalise ‘global parliament’ UN General Assembly

India has highlighted specific areas that the UN member states should focus on while discussing the broad subject of revitalizing it.

Army is ‘Brand of Pakistan’ says spokesman Asif Ghafoor

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan foreign minister alleges US blames it for upsetting Afghanistan’s stability; Pakistan government unveils new Twitter handle to tackle fake news.

Malala Yousafzai is now taking chess lessons

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan analysts have a lot to say about India's move to cancel meeting ahead of UNGA; CPEC now finds its way to Cairo.

Pakistan wanted to offer India easy access to top Sikh shrine at New York talks

Pakistan’s information minister Fawad Chaudhry tells ThePrint arrangements had been made to offer simple access to Sikh shrine in Kartarpur Sahib.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.