Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicUnited Nations

Topic: United Nations

Putin to host Kremlin ceremony annexing 4 Ukrainian provinces despite UN chief’s warning

Putin took the intermediary step of signing decrees Thursday paving the way for occupied regions of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia to be formally annexed into Russia.

‘Waited long years for justice’: Indian victims of terrorism recount their ordeal & its aftermath

At the UN Global Congress of Victims of Terrorism, two Indian victims recounted not only what happened during the attack, but what followed. The event was held on 8 and 9 September. 

India ranks 132 out of 191 in United Nation’s 2021 human development index

India's HDI value of 0.633 places it in the medium human development category, lower than its value of 0.645 in the 2020 report, when it ranked 131 out of 189 countries.

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.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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