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Monthly Archives: August 2017

IAEA Prepares for Ebola, Zoonotic Diseases in Africa

New York (ABC Live); Ebola in Africa :The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is bringing together African human health, veterinary and wildlife experts this week to strengthen early warning systems for managing animal-to-human, or zoonotic, disease outbreaks. More than 150 participants from 40 African countries are meeting at the IAEA’s headquarters in Vienna to share experiences in order to improve national …

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Pacific Ministers Affirm Support for Climate Change

New Delhi (ABC Live): Climate Change ;The Second Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology has reaffirmed its political will to support sustainable weather, climate, ocean and water services in the region. The meeting was held on 18 August in Honiara, Solomon Islands and attended by 18 government ministers or their representatives, and 170 participants. It was organized by the Secretariat of the …

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UN Helps Millions Flood Victims in South Asia

New Delhi (ABC Live): Flood Victims :United Nations humanitarian agencies are working with the Government and partners in Nepal to bring in clean water, food, shelter and medical aid for some of the 41 million Flood Victims affected by flooding and landslides in South Asia. Nearly a thousand people have been killed, and tens of thousands of homes, schools and …

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Supreme Court Rules Right to Privacy is Fundamental Right

New Delhi (ABC Live): Right to Privacy :The nine-judge Bench Supreme Court judgement has today pronounced in the “Privacy Case” by upholding the Right to Privacy as one protected by Article 21 of the Constitution of India. The Government welcomes the view of the Supreme Court, which is consistent with all the necessary safeguards that the Government has been ensuring …

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Raj Nath Singh Attends 9th SCO Meet

New Delhi (ABC Live): 9th SCO Meet : Following is the Country Statement of India at the 9th meeting of Heads of Governments of SCO dealing with the prevention and elimination of emergency situation, made by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh at Cholpon- Ata in Kyrgyz Republic today: “India warmly congratulates Mr Almazbek Atambayev, the President of Kyrgyz Republic …

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Modi Interacts with Indian Red Tape for Smart Governance

New Delhi (ABC Live):Smart Governance  Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, met and interacted with a group of over 70 Additional Secretaries and Joint Secretaries serving in the Government of India. This was the first of five such interactions. During the interaction, officers shared their experiences on subjects such as a digital and smart governance, administrative procedures and …

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Deuba India Visit Earns Eight Agreements for Nepal

New Delhi (ABC Live); Deuba India Visit : India has signed eight Memorandum of Understanding/Agreements with Nepal during the State Visit of Prime Minister of Nepal Deuba India Visit . Before  Prime Minister of Nepal Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba, the Prime Minister of Nepal, called on the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today . List …

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Nuclear Scientists Explore Groundwater in Drought-prone Sahel

New York (ABC Live):Groundwater in Drought-prone Sahel :An IAEA project shows that significant reserves of good quality water are available in Africa’s drought-prone Sahel region. Pollution is still limited and has not yet become a serious threat to these vital resources. The findings, compiled in five reports published today, are the result of a four-year Agency effort to help 13 …

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UN CERD Criticizes US for Not Rejecting Racist Violent Events

New York (ABC Live); UN CERD : The United Nations body monitoring implementation of the global convention on prohibiting racial discrimination has called on high-level politicians and public officials of the United States to unequivocally and unconditionally reject and condemn racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville and throughout the country. “We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly …

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UN Appoints Jane Connors As First Advocate for Sexual Exploitation Victims

New York (ABC Live): Jane Connors : UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jane Connors, Australian law professional and long-time human rights advocate, as the first United Nations advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. The appointment is in line with the Secretary-General’s pledge – made in his report on Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse: a new approach …

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