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Patents by India shot up by 50% in 2017, says UN

The number of patents granted by India shot up by 50 percent percent last year keeping up a trend of steep increases, according to the UN's World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

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Indian peacekeeper injured in UN operations in Congo

A rebel group attack has injured an Indian police peacekeeper serving in UN operations in an area of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) facing the ebola crisis, according to Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Pakistan has the highest fertility rate in South Asia

There is stark contrast between the fertility rates of the three largest Hindi-speaking states and six non-Hindi-speaking states even as India is nearing the population replacement level of fertility, a UN report shows.

US embargo stopped Indian company from sending medicine to Cuba, UN told

United States embargo on Cuba is preventing Indian companies from sending medicines and development-related equipment to the Caribbean island nation, according to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Global response to terrorism being thwarted by some, says India

Calling terrorism “the worst form of violation of human rights,” India has decried attempts by some countries to prevent a unified international response to the threat.

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After Maldives, Poland seeks to send a climate-change message

As if to broadcast  the ‘reality-show’ and to make green movement extremely anxious, many of the events in the margins of COP24 are financed by the coal-mining companies.  


Indian government appoints new Chief Economic Advisor

The Indian government has appointed Krishnamurthy Subramanian as its new Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) in place of Arvind Subramanian, who left the post in July this year.