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Daily Archives: November 23, 2017

Know WTO Information Technology Agreement

New Delhi (ABC Live): WTO Information Technology Agreement :The Information Technology Agreement (ITA) was concluded by 29 participants at the Singapore Ministerial Conference in December 1996. Since then, the number of participants has grown to 82, representing about 97 per cent of world trade in IT products. The participants are committed to completely eliminating tariffs on IT products covered by …

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WHO Global Ministerial Conference Agrees to Tuberculosis by 2030

Moscow (ABC Live) : WHO Global Ministerial Conference :The 75 ministers agreed to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 in first WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era held in Moscow. The announcement came at the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response, …

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NASA and NOAA Launch JPSS-1 Weather Satellite

New York (ABC Live): JPSS-1 Weather Satellite :The United States has launched the first of its new generation of highly advanced polar-orbiting meteorological satellites. Known as JPSS-1 Weather Satellite (for Joint Polar Satellite System), the new satellite is the first in a series of missions that the US is contributing to the space-based component of the WMO Integrated Global Observing …

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UNCTAD Releases Transformational Energy Access Report

New York (ABC Live): Transformational Energy Access Report : Energy is key to global development, but the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations fare up to six times worse than their more industrialized counterparts when it comes to accessing the vital resource, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. In its 2017 report on the world’s 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs), …

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ICTY Convicts Ratko Mladic for War Crimes

New York (ABC Live): Ratko Mladic  :Welcoming today’s conviction of former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic on multiple counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes by an international tribunal, the United Nations top human rights official said that the verdict is “a warning” to perpetrators of such crimes that they will be brought to justice. “Mladic is …

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