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Population explosion in India

Slowing population growth means time is running out for India to get rich

India’s working-age population swells by a million a month, propelling economic growth. Without this demographic push, growth will depend on individual productivity, not sheer numbers.
ISIS

UN report on ISIS in Kerala, Karnataka has no new intelligence input, say states’ top cops

Senior officers in Karnataka and Kerala said UN report on significant number of IS members in the states based on police reports, but they would analyse it. 
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UN report warns of significant number of ISIS terrorists in Kerala, Karnataka

The report added that the al-Qaida, which has between 150 and 200 militants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar, is planning attacks in the region.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the High-Level Segment of ECOSOC via video conferencing, in New Delhi. | PTI

Fury of Covid has given context for UN’s rebirth & reform, says PM Modi

Modi's speech at UN's 75th foundation anniversary was the first address after India was elected as non-permanent member of the Security Council last month.
Women sit with their children on a footpath in Agra | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Fewer working hours, higher stress, drop in income: UN survey shows how Covid affected women

The surveys were conducted in April across Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa, the Solomon Islands & Thailand.
Flags outside the Secretariat building at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York

Don’t write off the UN, Covid is just the kind of global crisis it was set up to fight

75-years of the UN Charter come at a time when the world struggles to deal with the shock waves of Covid-19, and tragically, we see a shift away from multilateral cooperation.
Anti-CAA protests in New Delhi on 19 December | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

CAA protesters’ arrest ‘designed to send chilling message’: UN asks India to free activists

US statement mentions 11 individuals, including Meeran Haider, Safoora Zargar, Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal, Khalid Saifi, Dr Kafeel Khan, Sharjeel Imam & Akhil Gogoi.
Flags outside the Secretariat building at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York

India to serve as president of UN Security Council for August 2021

India, along with Norway, Ireland, Mexico and Kenya, was elected as the non-permanent member of the UNSC Wednesday, for a two-year term beginning 1 January 2021.
Flags outside the Secretariat building at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York

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.
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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

People waiting to enter a supermarket have their identity documents checked by staff in Singapore (Representational image) | Photo: Roslan Rahman | Getty Images/AFP via Bloomberg

Don’t ignore the good news on Covid-19 from Asia

The perception of an Asian advantage often falls prey to essentialist thinking — that somehow the East's values, politics and culture is letting it do things the West can't.
An Airbus Group SE A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo

IndiGo to trim fleet size over 2 years as Covid pandemic rages on

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said the airline hasn’t engaged in any 'major renegotiation' with Airbus SE on new deliveries, but it will keep returning as many as 40 older planes a year.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

These are the measures China has proposed to ease tensions at LAC in Ladakh

Over a series of meetings, China has made several suggestions to de-escalate tensions at the border, but India has rejected them since they boost Beijing's strategic position.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.