Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicUnited Nations

Topic: United Nations

P5 statement on nuclear disarmament is solemn but not credible. Previous treaties are proof

If the P5 truly believes in ‘preventing nuclear war’, their rejection of the UN's principle of the non-use of nuclear weapons is difficult to understand.

Sulli Deals, a form of hate speech, must be condemned & prosecuted, UN official says

UN Special Rapporteur Dr Fernand de Varennes took to Twitter to raise concern on the issue of minorities, saying 'Muslim women in India are harassed and sold in social media apps'.

Pakistan FM Qureshi writes another letter to top UN officials highlighting Kashmir issue

Shah Mahmood Qureshi in his latest letter urged the UNSC to call upon India to reverse its actions, including those initiated on and after 5 August, 2019.

Afghanistan’s banking system could collapse if not resolved quickly, warns UN

The United Nations Development Programme pushed for urgent action to prop up Afghanistan's banking sector due to worsening liquidity problems and a rise in non-performing loans.

Nehru was way ahead of his time. Seeing him through a 20/20 lens is wrong

Nehru defined the spirit of India that shaped the nationalism of its people. Not the small-minded, vulgar and bigoted version we see on display today.

Professor Bimal Patel elected to UN’s International Law Commission for 5-yr term

Patel garnered 163 votes in the UN General Assembly out of 192 members present and voting, topping the Asia-Pacific group that included candidates from China, South Korea and Japan.

About 37,000 people displaced in Myanmar’s northwest, many have fled into India, UN says

The UN team has called for parties to the conflict to protect civilians and humanitarians, and reiterated that aid workers and their properties should never be a target.

India should commit to emission cuts at COP26, says Montek Singh Ahluwalia in new paper

Montek Singh Ahluwalia says India doesn’t need to reach net zero by 2050, but it ‘cannot keep emitting without a reduction'.

‘Taiwan has no right to join United Nations’ — China slams US support

Day after Blinken urged countries to support Taiwan's participation in the US, China said the island should 'abandon the illusion of relying on ÚS for independence'.

Indian diplomat’s mic goes off while criticising China’s CPEC project at UN meet

The sudden 'mic failure' at the UN Sustainable Transport Conference hosted by China from 14 to 16 October created a flutter and took several minutes to restore.

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Sania Mirza does it again. Just like she did on motherhood, Pakistani spouse and court-dress

Six Grand Slams and 47 titles didn't come easy for Sania Mirza who fought fatwas, questions on her patriotism and sexism to put Indian tennis on global stage.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

The MacMahon Line, with Arunachal Pradesh marked in red | Source: US Department of Defence

Behind teen’s ‘abduction’ on LAC in Arunachal, a legacy of colonial maps, empires and wars

It's not clear which side of LAC Miram Taron was on when he was ‘kidnapped’. Different perceptions of the border in India & China and competing maps make this tricky ground.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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