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Climate action: Guterres hails Latin American and Caribbean leadership

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

The UN chief on Wednesday commended the leadership of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on climate action. Newyork/New Delhi, 8 September 2021: UN Secretary-General António Guterres said he was counting on these nations to send a strong signal to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) that …

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#Breaking: Top headlines of India today. The latest breaking news in India | 07 September 2021

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Key figures in the new Taliban government Mullah Hassan Akhund to lead Taliban’s interim govt, Abdul Ghani Baradar to be deputy. Mehbooba Mufti placed under house arrest; Says, the situation is far from normal in Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti says under house arrest: ‘This exposes fake claims of normalcy in Kashmir’. …

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#Breaking: Top headlines of India today. The latest breaking news in India | 06 September 2021

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IND vs ENG: Jasprit Bumrah Becomes Fastest Indian Pacer To 100 Test Wickets | Cricket News England vs India: Jasprit Bumrah reached 100 Test wickets in his 24th Test, thus becoming the fastest Indian pacer to reach the landmark. Farmer protests: Haryana suspends mobile internet services in 5 districts Karnal …

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Researchers sequence the genome of herb, Giloy

Nature

New Delhi, Sep 06: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Bhopal have sequenced the genome of Giloy, a medicinal herb that is extensively used in allopathic pharmaceuticals and ayurvedic formulations to treat various health conditions. What is Giloy? Giloy is an important multipurpose medicinal plant in Ayurvedic science. It has …

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24% of deaths are due to environmental pollution and other environmental risks

Climate Change

WHO and UN partners’ compendium of 500 actions  aims to reduce diseases from environmental factors and save lives Almost 25% of deaths worldwide could be prevented if the actions in the compendium were fully implemented New Delhi/Geneva 06th September 2021: WHO, UNDP, UNEP and UNICEF have partnered to create a …

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How to Take Care of Eyes Daily

diagram of eyes with and without glaucoma

By Dr Ritika Sachdev, Additional Director, Center For Sight Our eyes are what enable us to see the world every day. Sometimes we can take them for granted and stop caring for them, which can lead to problems with our eyes or even worse, with our eyesight. By adhering to …

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In a common genetic disorder, a blood test reveals when benign tumours turn cancerous

Cancer

People with an inherited condition known as neurofibromatosis type 1, or NF1, often develop non-cancerous, or benign, tumours that grow along nerves. These tumours can sometimes turn into aggressive cancers, but there hasn’t been a good way to determine whether this transformation to cancer has happened. Researchers from the National …

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WHO releases a new compendium of innovative health technologies for COVID-19 and other priority diseases

World Health Organization

New Delhi/Geneva. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for innovative health technologies that can help countries improve health outcomes by providing shortcuts to solutions despite a lack of infrastructure and resources. However, many of the new technologies that have come to market are unaffordable or unsuitable for low- and …

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WHO health supplies land in Afghanistan

World Health Organization

Kabul/Cairo, 30 August 2021 – A plane carrying WHO medicines and health supplies landed in Afghanistan today, 30 August, at 12:25 pm local time. The first shipment of medical supplies to Afghanistan since the country came under the control of the Taliban This is the first shipment of medical supplies …

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International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances: UN chief calls for action to end enforced disappearances

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 28, 2018 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to reporters during a press encounter at the UN headquarters in New York, Nov. 28, 2018. Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for strong leadership in the global fight against climate change. (Xinhua/Li Muzi/IANS)

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged countries to fulfil their obligations to prevent and prosecute cases of enforced disappearance, a “cowardly practice” which the COVID-19 pandemic has made even more difficult to combat. 30 August 2021. The UN chief made the appeal in his message to mark the International Day …

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Amidst Kabul airport blockage, WHO and UNICEF call for assistance to deliver critical health supplies to Afghanistan

Afghan refugees, photo tweeted by Dr. Ramiz Alakbarov UN Secretary General's Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan

KABUL/CAIRO/KATHMANDU,22 August 2021: “As humanitarian needs in Afghanistan increase, the abilities to respond to those needs are rapidly declining. WHO and UNICEF call for immediate and unimpeded access to deliver medicines and other lifesaving supplies to millions of people in need of aid, including 300 000 people displaced in the …

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#Breaking: Top headlines of India today. The latest breaking news in India | 22 August 2021

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Uphold the dignity of women and ensure a safe environment for them – Vice President The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, on the occasion of Rakshabandhan today, urged everyone to uphold the dignity of women and ensure a safe environment for them at all times. Shri Naidu who is …

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