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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Nuclear Energy to Mitigate Climate Change Affects : IAEA

New Delhi (ABC Live): IAEA: Nuclear power remains an important option for many countries to strengthen energy security and mitigate the effects of global warming and air pollution, but substantial growth in its use is needed for the world to meet its climate goals, according to an IAEA international conference that concluded in the United Arab Emirates today. The some 700 …

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UNGA Adopts Resolution to End US Embargo Against Cuba

New York (ABC Live): US Embargo Against Cuba :The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution underlining the need to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba( US Embargo Against Cuba) In the resolution, the Assembly reiterated its call to all UN Member States to refrain from promulgating and applying laws and …

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Know the COP 23 Negotiation Agenda

New Delhi (ABC Live): COP 23 Negotiation Agenda : At COP 23 Governments are meeting to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The focus is on the development of guidelines on how the Paris Agreement’s provisions will be implemented across a wide range of issues including transparency, adaptation, emission reductions, provision of finance, capacity-building and technology. The aim is …

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Indo-Russia Joint Military Exercise INDRA-2017 Concludes

New Delhi (ABC Live): INDRA-2017 : The Joint Indo-Russia Tri-Services Exercise INDRA-2017 was successfully conducted from 19 to 29 Oct 2017 at Vladivostok in Russia.  The name of the exercise INDRA has been derived from INDia and RussiA. So far INDRA exercises have been undertaken between respective Armies, Navies and Air Forces engaged with each other without concurrent participation from other Services. …

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India Notifies Rules for Country-by-Country Report

New Delhi (ABC Live):Country-by-Country Report :  In keeping with India’s commitment to implement the recommendations of 2015 Final Report on Action 13, titled “Transfer Pricing Documentation and Country-by-Country Reporting”, identified under the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project, section 286 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) was inserted vide Finance Act, 2016, providing for furnishing of a Country-by-Country report …

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Cabinet Approves Amendment in NCTE Act

New Delhi (ABC Live): NCTE Act : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of a Bill in Parliament to amend the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993, namely the National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Act, 2017 to grant retrospective recognition to the Central/State/Universities who are found to …

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UNGA Accredits International Court of Justice Report

THE HAGUE (ABC Live): International Court of Justice Report : On  26 October 2017, President of the International Court of Justice, Mr. Ronny Abraham, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on the occasion of the presentation of the Court’s Report for the period from 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017. In his speech, the President first …

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World Cities Day Asks Innovations in Local Governance

New York (ABC Live): World Cities Day : Marking World Cities Day, a senior United Nations official on Tuesday spotlighted the need to find innovate ways to govern cities, as more than half of the world’s population live in urban areas. “The scope and speed at which people access information and interact among themselves is unprecedented in history, and institutions …

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Emissions Gap Report Points Gaps in Mitigations Efforts

New York (ABC Live): Emissions Gap Report : Pledges made under the Paris Agreement are only a third of what is required by 2030 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, pointing to the urgent need to boost efforts by both government and non-government actors, the United Nations environment wing said on Tuesday. “One year after the Paris Agreement entered into …

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Multilateralism to Counter Doctrines of Rejection: UNESCO

New York (ABC Live): Multilateralism :Multilateralism is facing challenges just when it is most needed, senior United Nations officials told a UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) forum in Paris on Tuesday, calling for a “new humanism” to counter rising doctrines of withdrawal and rejection of others. “If we want the next generation to be born into a better …

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