Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicUnited Nations

Topic: United Nations

Ex-Grenadian minister, engineer, MBA — who is UN’s new climate chief Simon Stiell

Stiell served as senior member in Grenada’s govt for nine years, including five years as environment minister. He has received training as an engineer and also holds an MBA degree.

First grain ship leaves Ukraine port of Odesa after UN-brokered deal

The agreement will enable Ukraine to export 22 million tonnes of grain and other agricultural products that have been stuck in Black Sea ports due to the war.

UN calls for dialogue to ensure smooth govt transition in Sri Lanka

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemned all acts of violence amid the political unrest in the country. He wants to create further dialogue to resolve the same.

Trade to tourism—oceans are key to Asian, Pacific economies. They need more than investment

Leaders of Aisa, Pacific nations attending the UN Ocean Conference must step up efforts to protect the ocean. Millions of lives depend on them.

Global economy in peril as rusted oil tanker threatens to blow off Yemen’s west coast

Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, others endangered as 1.1 million barrels crude oil threatens to spill into the Red Sea.

Ruchira Kamboj appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to United Nations

Kamboj, a 1987-batch IFS officer, is currently serving as India’s envoy to Bhutan. She will succeed T S Tirumurti as the Indian ambassador to the UN.

Jaipur to Dhaka–South Asia is dealing with ‘khooni sadak’. Families have a message for UN

Unless this criminal negligence is addressed and driving licenses tightened, the roads of South Asia will continue devouring precious lives.

7 yrs after ‘draconian’ Sec 66A was quashed, India proposes identical steps at UN conference

At conference to negotiate UN cybercrime treaty, Indian proposal echoes Section 66A curbs, calls for criminalisation of sharing ‘grossly offensive’ messages, among other things.

Superstitions, fake vaccine certificates have intensified Pakistan’s fight with Polio

Polio is back to haunt the people of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after a 15-month hiatus.

Review sanctions first, says Russia after UN appeal on opening Ukraine ports

The World Food Programme has said millions will starve if major supplier Ukraine cannot ship out produce.

On Camera

YourTurn

Narendra Modi | Wikimedia Commons

Revadi jibe shows Modi govt letting its insecurities do the talking, not economics

Why exactly should the Prime Minister be worried about the welfare model of an opposition party that barely controls two state governments?
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.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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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.
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