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India contributes $250K to UN's landlocked countries programme

India has contributed $250,000 to the UN to fund a review of its programme for landlocked developing countries.

Indian economy to advance 7.3% in 2018-19, becoming fastest growing: World Bank

India has offered to power the UN headquarters with solar energy, helping bring the organisation in line with its own global advocacy of fighting climate change with renewables.

India thanked for sacrifices made by its UN peacekeepers

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.

UN undertaking major restructuring of development system; India supports move

The world organisation is launching a major restructuring of its development system to streamline its activities and empowering the resident coordinators at the national level.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...