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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Know Voting Technologies Available to Indian Democracy

New Delhi (ABC Live) Voting Technologies : A democracy is a government where supreme power vests in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections. That is what our Constitution of India has envisioned for us, as voting gives the ability for people to express their opinions about …

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China Petroyuans All set to Challenge US Dollars in Oil Trading

New Delhi (ABC Live): Petroyuans : China continues challenging the supremacy of the US dollar. Before the end of 2017, China is going to introduce something that is going to create serious competition for the omnipresent US currency – the petroyuan. China is going to surprise the world at the time when the West celebrates Christmas. It is believed that …

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ICAO Organises GANIS and SANIS 2017

Montreal (ABC Live) : SANIS 2017 : ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu opened ICAO’s first Safety and Air Navigation Implementation Symposium (SANIS/1) last week, as part of the back-to-back events organized to drive progress on the topics and solutions to be presented to governments at the 13th global Air Navigation Conference in 2018.   SANIS/1 followed ICAO’s second Global Air …

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Microplastics Affect on Marine Organisms: New IAEA Research

Vienna (ABC Live): Marine Organisms : As many as 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing 250 000 tons are floating in the oceans, according to recent estimates. This presents a serious environmental challenge: pollutants already dissolved in seawater can be attached to these plastic fragments, which marine organisms can ingest. The IAEA earlier this autumn initiated an international research project to …

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Arctic Report Card Shows Continuing Warming in Arctic Region

New York (ABC Live): Arctic Report Card : The Arctic continued in 2017 to warm at double the rate of the global temperature increase, resulting in the second warmest air temperatures, above average ocean temperatures, loss of sea ice, and a range of human, ocean and ecosystem effects, according to the United Nations weather agency. “While 2017 saw fewer records …

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UNSC Calls for Political Stability in Lebanon

New York (ABC Live): UNSC : Welcoming the return of Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Lebanon and his decision to continue his term, the United Nations Security Council highlighted the need to protect the country from crisis that are destabilizing the Middle East. In a statement issued Tuesday, the 15-member Council called on all regional States and organizations “to work for the …

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ILO Seeks Private Donations for Social Protection Floors

GENEVA (ABC Live) : social protection floors : The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a global appeal to receive private donations to support social protection floors in low and middle income countries.  Donations will contribute to building sustainable social protection systems which could change the lives of some 400 million people who are today excluded from receiving basic social …

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Automatic Dependent Surveillance for Aircraft Flight Tracking

Geneva (ABC Live): Automatic Dependent Surveillance ; At any given time, there are approximately 59,000 aircraft in flight worldwide. The ability to effectively track, monitor and report these aircraft is paramount to ensuring the safety of passengers and crew, as well as that of communities on the ground. The United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – the …

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IMF Concludes Review on Flexible Credit Line,PLL

Washington (ABC Live): Flexible Credit Line : The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been discussing during the past year proposals to reform the Fund’s lending toolkit, with the aim of further strengthening the Global Financial Safety Net (GFSN) . In this context, the Board has considered a proposal for a new liquidity facility, as well as improvements to …

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ICAN2017 Concludes with Aim to Air Transport Access

Montréal and Colombo (ABC Live): ICAN2017 ;The Tenth ICAO Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN2017) wound up on a high note in Colombo, Sri Lanka earlier this month, with 66 States and territories taking full advantage of the unique one-stop platform and cost-effective multi-negotiation framework to expand air transport liberalization and market access through over 420 new air services agreements and …

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