Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicUnited Nations Security Council

Topic: United Nations Security Council

China blocks India-US proposal at UNSC to blacklist LeT member Shahid Mahmood

This is the fourth time that China has blocked such a proposal at the Council in recent months after several Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists including Sajid Mir were protected by Beijing.

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.

Not 1st time India abstained in vote against Russia. It’s about Delhi’s own security interests

India took its traditional stance on resolution against Russia’s ‘aggression’. It stems from a historical grudge against Western and UNSC actions on matters affecting India’s security.

Anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist & anti-Sikh phobias need UN attention, says Indian envoy Tirumurti

T.S. Tirumurti, Indian Ambassador to UN & chair of UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee for 2022, says ‘terrorists are terrorists, there are no good or bad ones’.

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.

Global community must encourage direct peace talks between Israel, Palestine, says India

India will support all international efforts that attempt to achieve a just, lasting and comprehensive resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, TS Tirumurti said Thursday.

India, US reaffirm strategic partnership at bilateral meeting of UN Security Council envoys

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield met India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti and agreed to work together to strengthen multilateralism.

MEA says Indian govt has accorded highest priority to getting permanent UNSC membership

\Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said India is actively engaged in the ongoing inter-governmental negotiations on reform of the UNSC.

Countering terror will be the focus in India’s eighth stint as UNSC non-permanent member

The MEA also brought up the need for UN reforms in a media briefing held after India’s appointment as a member of the security council.

All about UN Security Council and India’s non-permanent membership for the 8th time

India was elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council with an overwhelming majority Wednesday.

On Camera

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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.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

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.