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Daily Archives: December 19, 2017

Know The El Niño-La Niña Update December 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live):El Niño-La Niña Update December 2017 :  Sea surface temperatures in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean have recently cooled to weak La Niña levels. Similarly, most atmospheric indicators are now consistent with the early stages of a La Niña event. Climate models indicate that weak La Niña conditions are likely to persist into the first quarter of 2018. A …

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Asia Filed Two Millions Patent Applications in 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live): Patent Applications : Asia became the first region to receive 2 million applications in a single year Offices located in Asia received just over 2 million applications in 2016, representing a 13% increase on 2015. Asia’s share of all applications filed worldwide increased from 49.7% in 2006 to 64.6% in 2016, primarily driven by strong growth …

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3 Million Patent Applications Filed Worldwide in 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live): Patent Applications : More than 3 million patent applications were filed worldwide in 2016 – a record number For the first time, more than 3 million patent applications were filed worldwide in a single year, up 8.3% from 2015 . Driving such strong growth was an exceptional number of filings in China, which received about 236,600 …

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650 000 People Die Annually due to Seasonal Influenza

Geneva (ABC Live): Seasonal Influenza : Up to 650 000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), the World Health Organization and global health partners. This marks an increase on the previous global estimate of 250 000 – 500 000, which dates …

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IMF Concludes Discussions on CEMAC Common Policies

Washington, D.C (ABC Live): CEMAC Common Policies :  The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the annual discussions with the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) on Common Policies of Member Countries and Common Policies in Support of Member Countries Reform Programs. [1] The sharp decline in oil revenues since 2014 continues to impair the regional economic …

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ICAO and UKCAA to Work for SARPs Global Compliance

London (ABC Live): SARPs Global Compliance  :  A new training agreement signed at the 1st ICAO Safety and Air Navigation Implementation Symposium by ICAO’s Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and the International Director of the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UKCAA), Mr. Ben Alcott, will directly contribute towards the strengthening of global compliance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).   The …

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IAEA Identifies Challenges in Radiation Protection in Medicine

Vienna (ABC Live): Radiation Protection : More training, more awareness and more effective implementation of regulations are needed to better protect patients and health professionals from undue radiation exposure related to medical procedures, participants in an IAEA conference held last week concluded. The almost 550 participants in the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice widely agreed that …

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UN Chief Bats for Efficient Internet Governance at IGF

Geneva (ABC Live): Internet Governance : Adequate governance is critical to realizing the vast promise of the Internet for a better world for all, Secretary-General António Guterres told the annual United Nations forum on Internet governance on Monday. “The Internet, and new technologies in general, have an immense role to play in helping us address global sustainable development challenges,” Mr. Guterres said in his …

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UN Chief Condemns Terrorists Attack on Church in Pakistan

New York (ABC Live): Terrorists Attack : Denouncing Monday’s attack on a Methodist church in western Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General called for those behind the incident be held accountable. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Secretary-General Anthony Guterres “strongly” condemned theTerrorists Attack which occurred in the city of Quetta, which is also the capital of the Balochistan province in the country. “He calls …

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International Migrants Day Reminds Their Contribution

New York (ABC Live): On International Migrants Day, the United Nations is appealing for cooperation in managing migration to ensure that its benefits are most widely distributed, and that human rights of all concerned are protected – as recognized by the 2030 Agendafor Sustainable Development. “Evidence overwhelmingly shows that migrants generate economic, social and cultural benefits for societies everywhere,” said Secretary-General António Guterres in his …

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