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Aapki Khabar Aapka Fayeda: India to cross China's population by 2027: United Nations
Tue, Jun 18, 2019
United Nations has released its World Population Prospects 2019 recently. This report explained that India is expected to show the highest population increase between now and 2050, overtaking China as the world’s most populous country, by around 2027.
New AI model can generate high-quality but fake UN speeches
Mon, Jun 10, 2019
Writing effective speeches for the masses can be tiresome for people of public importance so UN researchers have trained an artificial intelligence (AI) model that can teach itself how to write impressive, almost real, speeches. As Cnet reports, the open-source language model was trained using Wikipedia text and transcripts of over 7,000 speeches given at the UN Geneva Assembly to mimic speeches in the tone of political leaders. It is now capable of writing speeches in only half a day. The researchers had to feed only a couple of words for it to produce coherent, high-quality generated texts. For instance, by feeding "The Secretary-General strongly condemns the deadly terrorist attacks that took place in Mogadishu," the AI model generated a speech in support for the UN's decision. However, the researchers also believe the model could be misused for malicious purpose.
India participates in World Bicycle Day with United Nations
Tue, Jun 04, 2019
India's Ambassador to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin and his team celebrated World Bicycle Day in New York. Various countries including Turkmenistan, Bahrain, Indonesia and Canada participated in the event. World Bicycle Day is celebrated worldwide on June 03.
UN forecasts global economy to grow 2.7% in 2019
Wed, May 22, 2019
The United Nations on Tuesday downgraded its forecast for world economic growth, announcing that it expects overall growth of 2.7 per cent this year and 2.9 per cent in 2020.
Median age of founder-entrepreneurs in India is only 31 year
Wed, Apr 10, 2019
Punjani, who represented India, is a 2015 IFS officer, who is currently an under secretary in the External Affairs Ministry.
'Rising South-South Cooperation no excuse to cut aid'
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
Attempts to include South-South cooperation in the overall international aid system "do no justice to either its historical heritage or its future potential" and are not helpful, India's Permanent Representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin, told the UN Conference on South-South Cooperation in Buenos Aires on Thursday.
UN World Happiness Report: Check India's ranking in global list of happiest nations
Thu, Mar 21, 2019
The report ranks countries on six key variables that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity.
IAF Pilot captured by Pak to be released tomorrow
Thu, Feb 28, 2019
In latest development, the IAF Pilot captured by Pak to be released tomorrow. Watch video:
Success of Development Goals anchored in India: His Excellency Hardeep Singh Puri
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
During his address to the WION's Global Summit, His Excellency Hardeep Singh Suri, Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, India said that when the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals it was clear it will be anchored with India.
UN appoints Indian as Controller and ASG for this role - check details
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
The UN has appointed an Indian official in one of the top most positions in its Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance.
India's economy gets big thumbs up from these 3 international organisations
Tue, Jan 22, 2019
Three international organisations have endorsed India`s growth story recognising it as the world's fastest growing major economy for this and the next three years and in two reports raised some of their earlier projections.
Global wealth rising at cost of environment: UN report
Tue, Nov 27, 2018
A report by the United Nations and its partners on Monday showed overall global wealth was rising but at the cost of environmental assets, such as water, clean air, forests and biodiversity.
Trade war: India operating below potential; here is why
Thu, Oct 04, 2018
At a time when India is at a take-off stage to sustain a high 8% economic growth for a decade or two, the era of trade as an engine of growth as prescribed by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) seems to be at crossroads. This implicit warning came from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad).
UN applauds India for its "invaluable" contribution to peacekeeping
Sun, Aug 05, 2018
The United Nations has lauded India's "invaluable" contribution to its peacekeeping missions, commending the Indian uniformed men and women for their inspirational service to the cause of peace.
US hails UN budget cuts as 'step in right direction'
Mon, Dec 25, 2017
The General Assembly adopted a budget of USD 5.396 billion for 2018-2019, slightly below the USD 5.4 billion that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had sought.
India can grow at 8% for next 20 years: UN expert
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
India can achieve an eight per cent growth rate for the next two decades by promoting investment and improving the living conditions of its people, a senior UN economic official has said.
Lalit Hotels, Godrej rank among 32 multinationals to endorse UN’s LGBTI standards at work
Mon, Nov 27, 2017
The gourmet retail to real estate major, Godrej Group and hospitality chain, Lalit Hotels have been listed among other multinational companies to introduce United Nations Human Rights LGBTI standards at its workplace.
FDIs in India flat in 2016, but prospects bright: UNCTAD
Thu, Jun 08, 2017
The World Investment Report released by the UN agency in Geneva on Wednesday said that FDI rose by a paltry one % in 2016 to $44.486 billion from the $44.064 billion in 2015.
US President Donald Trump plans 28% cut in budget for diplomacy, foreign aid
Fri, Mar 17, 2017
US President Donald Trump`s proposed 28% budget cut for US diplomacy and foreign aid next year would preserve $3.1 billion in security aid to Israel but reduce funding for the United Nations, climate change and cultural exchange programs.
Pepsi to cut sugar, salts, fat to make products healthier
Mon, Oct 17, 2016
It also added at least three-quarters of its global foods portfolio volume will not exceed 1.3 milligrams of sodium per calorie.