India has criticised the world body for not doing enough to cut off the drug trade that is financing the Taliban with over a billion dollars as it continues its military operations with the support of Afghanistan's neighbour.
Four Indian women pioneers at the UN – Hansa Mehta, Lakshmi Menon, Begum Hamid Ali and Vijayalakshmi Pandit – were hailed on Tuesday as role models who worked to champion gender equality at a nascent world organisation.
“Tokyo remains the world's largest city in the world with 37 million inhabitants; Delhi, however, is projected surpass Tokyo as the worlds 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 at the release of the revisions to the World Urbanisation Prospects 2018 report.
United Nation General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak commended India's commitment to UN peacekeeping when he met India's Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar in the Slovakian capital, Bratislavia.
Lowest solar tariff underpins India's clean energy transformation: IEEFA
Gujarat's 500 MW solar tender results have delivered India's record low tariff of Rs 2.44 per kilowatt and this underpins the country's transformation to clean energy, US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Tuesday.