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Monthly Archives: September 2017

United Kingdom Bats for UN Reform Agenda in UNGA

New York (ABC Live):UN Reform Agenda :The world is currently facing a raft of challenges “that test who we are,” the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom told the General Assembly, noting that while many, such terrorism – which struck her country five times this year – did not recognize international borders, they could be addressed by a strong, agile …

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Myanmar Puts Its Version on Rohingya Displacement in UNGA

New York (ABC Live): Rohingya  : Informing world leaders that the violence, suffering and mass displacement in Myanmar’s Rakhine province affects not just Rohingya  Muslim and Rakhine communities, but also other minority groups – to which most of the world has been oblivious – the country’s Vice-President stressed his Government’s deep concern over the situation. “There is no denying that …

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Shinzo Abe Asks UNGA to Act Now Against North Korea

New York (ABC Live): Shinzo Abe :Saying that “all options are on the table,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today took the podium of the United Nations General Assembly to call on world leaders to provide the necessary action now to curb the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear and missile programmes. “We consistently support the stance of the …

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WHO Warns Slow Pace Research on Antimicrobial Resistance

New York (ABC Live): Antimicrobial Resistance :Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a United Nations report has found. The report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) says most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. “Antimicrobial …

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Nuclear Weapons Treaty Opens for Signatures Today

New York (ABC Live):Nuclear Weapons Treaty : The world’s first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons opened for signature today at United Nations Headquarters in New York at a ceremony at which speakers from international organizations, governments and civil society hailed this milestone in achieving a world free of such arsenals as well as the work that remains to be done. …

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Modi Acknowledges National Rural Health Mission Facts

New Delhi (ABC Live): National Rural Health Mission : The Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the progress under National Health Mission (NHM). The Cabinet was also apprised of the decisions of the Empowered Programme Committee (EPC) and Mission Steering Group (MSG) of NHM. National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched in April …

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Allahabad High Court ,Calcutta High Court Get 25 New Judges

New Delhi (ABC Live): Allahabad High Court : Today Allahabad High Court, Calcutta High Court Get 25 New Judges. The orders to this effect was issued by President of India who has appointed 19 Additional Judges in Allahabad High Court. Additional Judges appointed  are;  Shri (i) Rajiv Joshi, (ii) Rahul Chaturvedi, (iii) Salil Kumar Rai (iv) Jayant Banerji (v) Rajesh …

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Global Warming Limit to 1.5 °C Easy to Achieve

New Delhi (ABC Live): Global Warming Limit  : A team of climate scientists has delivered a rare bit of good news: it could be easier than previously thought to limit global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, as called for in the 2015 Paris climate agreement. But even if the team is right — and some researchers are already questioning …

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Ozone Treaty Becomes 30 Years Old in 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): Ozone Treaty : The Earth’s protective ozone layer is well on track to recovery thanks to a highly successful environmental agreement which marks it 30th anniversary on 16 September. The Montreal Protocol on Substance which Deplete the Ozone Layer achieved a near 99 per cent phase-out of ozone destroying substances like chlorofluorocabons (CFCs) which were once …

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400,000 Rohingya Flee to Bangladesh: UN

New York (ABC Live): Rohingya : As the number of Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh surpasses 400,000, United Nations agencies are scaling up their efforts to assist the displaced and Secretary-General António Guterres renewed his call on the authorities in Myanmar to take steps to address the crisis. “We are all shocked by the dramatic escalation of sectarian tensions in Myanmar’s …

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