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India demonstrates clout, wins six elections for UN bodies

In a reflection of India's growing global status and influence, India has won six elections to Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) bodies, five of them unanimously. In the elections held on Monday, India won places on the executive boards of four UN bodies, three commissions and a committee.

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UNESCO backs TERRE-India project

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced its full support to India-based TERRE Policy Centre's  Smart Campus Cloud Network (SCCN) in its 2018 Programme. UNESCO’s Knowledge Societies Programme will now work closely with SCCN to empower and enable the youth in the  universities and colleges for  21st century leadership to realize United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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UN Security Council to hold high-level meeting on Afghanistan

The United Nations Security Council is to hold a high-level meeting on Afghanistan. The meeting will focus on building a development-oriented regional partnership of Central Asian countries to bring peace and security to the Afgghanistan, Umarov, who is the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan, told reporters.

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India to save $1 million in UN contributions after budget cuts pushed by US

India is likely to save about $1 million from its mandatory contribution to the world body next year as a result of the 5 percent budget cut pushed by the United States.

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India joins UN majority to vote for Jerusalem resolution defying US

India joined the UN majority in voting for a General Assembly resolution criticising President Donald Trump's decision to unilaterally declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and move Washington's embassy there.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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