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COP26 Glasgow: India Highlights Importance Of Cleaner Road Transport For Emission Reduction

Nov 11, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

India said: ‘All governments should also support the transition of these light vehicles to zero emission vehicles’.

COP26: China's Xi Stays Home, India Pledges Carbon Neutrality

Nov 03, 2021 Deutsche Welle

India's Narendra Modi pledged a carbon-neutral India by 2070. But President Xi Jinping of China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, skipped attendance. US President Biden called Xi's absence a 'mistake'.


37,000 People Displaced In Northwestern Myanmar, Many Have Fled To India: United Nations

Amid the fighting between local defense forces and military in Myanmar, about 37,000 people are displaced in the northwestern region, a United Nations spokesperson said.

PM Modi Meets Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates In Glasgow

Nov 02, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on the side-lines of UN conference on climate change.


COP-26: 2-Week Long UN Climate Summit Formally Opens In Glasgow

Following Sunday's opening gavel, officials began addressing a raft of procedural matters before leaders from around the world gather in Scotland's biggest city Monday to lay out their countries' efforts.

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31 October, 2021

G-20 Summit 2021: Leaders Turn To Climate Change On Last Day

Associated Press (AP)

The Group of 20 countries, which represent more than three-quarters of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, are looking for common ground on how to reduce emissions while helping poor countries deal with the impact of rising temperatures.


31 October, 2021

G-20 Summit 2021: Leaders Turn To Climate Change On Last Day

Associated Press (AP)

The Group of 20 countries, which represent more than three-quarters of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, are looking for common ground on how to reduce emissions while helping poor countries deal with the impact of rising temperatures.


30 October, 2021

UN Aid Chief Martin Griffiths Urges G-20 For Prevention Of Mass Starvation In Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

Martin Griffiths said half the Afghan children under age five are at risk of acute malnutrition and there is an outbreak of measles in every single province.


29 October, 2021

China's President Xi Jinping To Virtually Address UN Climate Summit

Associated Press (AP)

China, the biggest source of carbon dioxide and other climate-changing industrial gases, had left the world guessing what role Xi Jinping might play at the meeting that opens Sunday.


29 October, 2021

UN General Assembly Adopts India's Draft Resolution On Granting It Observer Status At International Solar Alliance

Outlook Web Desk

India had earlier this month introduced the draft resolution for granting the Observer Status for the International Solar Alliance on behalf of India and France and about 80 co-sponsors in the UN General Assembly.


22 October, 2021

Female Afghan Leader Fawzia Koofi Keeps Striving For Afghanistan From Exile

Associated Press (AP)

Fawzia Koofi, a former deputy speaker of parliament, was one of only four women in talks to reach a power-sharing deal with the Taliban, which ultimately failed.


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16 October, 2021

Taliban Likely To Open Secondary Education For Girls: UN Official

Associated Press (AP)

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi said Taliban's education minister told him that they are working on a 'framework' to allow all girls to continue their schooling beyond the sixth grade.


16 October, 2021

UN Extends Its Political Mission In Haiti After US-China Row

Associated Press (AP)

Haiti is one of just 15 countries -- and the second largest in population -- that continue to recognise self-ruling democratic Taiwan which China claims as part of its own territory.


13 October, 2021

UN, World Bank, IMF Need Urgent Reforms: FM Sitharaman In US

Outlook Web Desk

Speaking at Harvard Kennedy School, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that these institutions don't speak for countries with issues unattended for years thus, urgent reforms in United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund are needed.


11 October, 2021

Asia-Pacific Nations Need To Be Climate Smart: UN

Outlook Bureau

Countries in the region must reduce GHG emissions to maintain trade competitiveness, given the likelihood of carbon taxes at borders, states new UN report


08 October, 2021

Pope Francis Will Not Attend UN Climate Summit: Vatican

Associated Press (AP)

Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said the Vatican delegation would be led by the secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who acts as the prime minister of the Holy See.


30 September, 2021

Russia Blocking Independent Experts On Sanctions In Africa: UN Diplomats

Associated Press (AP)

The UN diplomats said the Russia's refusal to sign off on members of new expert panels is already delaying investigations of sanctions violations in South Sudan, Congo and Central African Republic.


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29 September, 2021

US Senators Seek Sanctions On Taliban, Role Of Pakistan In Aiding Group

Outlook Web Desk

The legislation has been introduced to impose sanctions not only on Taliban, but also the foreign governments supporting it. Besides, it seeks role of Pakistan in helping Taliban to topple the government in Afghanistan.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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