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WHO Sees Noncommunicable Diseases Prevention

New York (ABC Live): Noncommunicable Diseases Prevention : Bold, innovative solutions are now on the table to accelerate the prevention and control of deadly noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – such as heart and lung disease, cancers and diabetes – as a new United Nations health agency high-level commission gets set to begin its work. “NCDs are the world’s leading avoidable killers, but …

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Korean Nuclear Crisis Affects Global Security: UN Chief

New York (ABC Live): Korean Nuclear Crisis : A nuclear threat on the Korean Peninsula and a quagmire in the Middle East are “two qualitative changes” that further eroded global security over the past year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told an annual conference on international security policy in Munich, Germany. “Conflicts are becoming more and more interrelated and more …

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Know the Outcome of GEF Biosafety Capacity Building Project

New Delhi (ABC Live): GEF Biosafety Capacity Building Project : Modern biotechnology promises remarkable advances in agriculture, medicine and industrial products. The genomes of many plants and animals are being mapped, and techniques are being developed to manipulate genetic material and fuse cells beyond normal breeding barriers.  These advances have led to the appearance of the development of resilient and …

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IMF Concludes Assessment of UK Economy

Washington D.C (ABC Live): UK Economy  : On February 12, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with the United Kingdom. Economic growth has moderated since the beginning of 2017, reflecting weakening domestic demand. The sharp depreciation of sterling following the referendum has raised consumer price inflation, squeezing household real income and consumption. Business investment has …

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Russia Asks YouTube and Instagram to Delete Navalny Video

Moscow (ABC Live): Navalny Video : Russia has asked Social Media Websites like YouTube and Instagram to delete the videos showing a senior government official cavorting on a yacht with an oligarch once close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Alexey Navalny, Alexei Anatolievich Navalny is a Russian lawyer and political activist has  posted a video Thursday on YouTube describing his …

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Electric Vehicles Trun Cities to Smarter Cities

Goa (ABC Live):Electric Vehicles : Mobility is going to change rapidly in the coming years as elec­tric vehicles (EV) proliferate, ride sharing continues to grow, and eventually autonomous vehicles (AV) enter urban fleets. This is especially true in cities where new forms of mobility are concen­trated and where investment in supporting infrastructure is need­ed to accommodate this growth. These changes …

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Know Why A Convention on Crimes Against Humanity?

New Delhi (ABC Live): Crimes Against Humanity : As noted in the proposal for the topic adopted by the Commission at its sixty-fifth session in 2013, in the field of international law three core crimes generally make up the jurisdiction of international criminal tribunals: war crimes; genocide; and crimes against humanity. Only two of these crimes (war crimes and genocide) …

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Know the UN Convention on Discrimination Against Women

New Delhi (ABC Live): Discrimination Against Women : The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women.  Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for …

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Trump Calls Congress to Pass $1.5 trillion Infrastructure Legislation

Washington (ABC Live): Infrastructure Legislation : A Nation’s infrastructure is a measure of its greatness. It affects everyone’s quality of life and ability to succeed. That is why President Donald J. Trump unveiled a plan this week calling on Congress to pass legislation giving Americans a network of vital infrastructure that will make them proud, strong, and safe. The President …

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UN Confirms 5000 Child Soldiers Released in 2017

New York (ABC Live):Child Soldiers : The global commitment to end the use of children in armed conflict led to the release and reintegration of more than 5,000 children in 2017, but tens of thousands of boys and girls are still being recruited, kidnapped, and forced to fight or work for military groups or armed forces at “alarming rates,” according …

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