UNITED NATIONS - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain its top spot in the global growth league. But "India's growth remains quite robust into the future; it is down but growing very strongly", said Maury Obstfeld, the director of the IMF's Research Department.
UNITED NATIONS - India has contributed $250,000 to the UN to fund a review of its programme for landlocked developing countries. Accepting the cheque on Thursday, Under Secretary-General Fekitamoeloa Katoa 'Utoikamanu said, "India is a major partner from the South and also an important transit country for landlocked developing countries to transport their products to sea ports."
UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres thanked India on Friday for the sacrifices made by its peacekeepers while serving in the most dangerous places to protect citizens of other nations. The highest number of peacekeepers who had given their lives for the UN were from India, he said. Of the 3,737 peacekeepers killed, 163 are from India. He praised India's pioneering role in sending an all-women police contingent to Liberia -
UNITED NATIONS - Delhi will become the world's largest city in a decade, according to the UN. "Tokyo remains the world's largest city in the world with 37 million inhabitants. Delhi, however, is projected surpass Tokyo as the world's largest agglomeration around the year 2028," John Wilmoth, the Director of Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), said on Wednesday.
UNITED NATIONS - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian authorities should pay more attention to women's issues in the aftermath of the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Answering a question at a news conference in Washington on Thursday about the Kathua incident, she said: "What has happened is just revolting."
NEW YORK - With some 1.3 million drivers, passengers and pedestrians dying each year on the worlds roads, the UN took a major step to address the tragedy by launching a trust fund to spur action that could save lives and prevent the loss of opportunity associated with road accidents. Speaking at the UN General Assembly where the launch was announced on Thursday, Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed highlighted the...
UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that he is "very concerned" about the world returning to a Cold War situation and suggested reviving mechanisms that existed then to prevent escalation of tensions. Asked by reporters about the rising tensions between the US and Russia and their mutual expulsion of diplomats, Guterres said, "I am very concerned." The world was coming to a situation similar to what...
NEW YORK - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that it is time all nations and all people live up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognises the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race. The UN chief made the remarks in a speech to the General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. Guterres said while there had been progress since the Declaration's adoption 70 years ago --
UNITED NATIONS - India has contributed an additional $1 million to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund earmarked for South-South cooperation. The contribution made on Thursday aims to intensify its partnerships with other developing countries, the UN Office of South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) said. India has pledged a multi-year contribution of $100 million to the fund established in June 2017,
UNITED NATIONS - United States Permanent Representative Nikki Haley has condemned as "highly offensive" and "disgusting" rumours spread about her personal life by opponents of President Donald Trump that highlight the ugly underside of American politics. The Indian-American member of Trump's cabinet told Politico that rumours of her having an affair with the President were "absolutely not true." The rumours illustrate a persistent problem...