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.
President Donald Trump's administration's isolation at the UN because of its strident policies has been highlighted again with a near-unanimous vote by the General Assembly against Washington's economic embargo on Cuba. India joined 189 members who voted on Thursday to urge the US to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba.
Facing the prospects of sanctions from the United States over its deals with Russia and Iran, India has used the annual United Nations General Assembly debate on Washington's economic blockade of Cuba to lash out against unilateral sanctions.
Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency
If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor .