UN Environment and WHO agreed to a new collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12 million deaths a year, mostly in developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The agreement will step up joint actions to combat air pollution, climate change and anti-microbial. . . . .
An international survey has ranked Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the top three leaders of the world. An annual survey by "Gallup International" has put Prime Minister Modi at number "three" among the global leaders. The respondents in the survey, which was conducted among the people across 50 countries, had rated. . . . .
Women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah to check out the kingdom’s first car exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia granted them the right to drive. Pink, orange, and yellow balloons hung in the mall’s showroom as women posed for photos and selfies in front of the cars. One woman in the driver’s. . . . .
The 22nd National Youth Festival (NYF) was held in New Delhi. The National Youth Day has been celebrated every year on 12 January. This is the day when Swami Vivekananda, one of the greatest social reformers, thinkers, and philosophers of India, was born. The Indian government had declared back in 1984 that Swamiji’s. . . . .
Indian Space Research Organisation is back in the game as its workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) successfully placed 31 satellites in two different orbits in one of the longest missions. PSLV-C40, in its 42nd flight, placed 31 satellites -- Cartosat-2 Series, Microsat, 28 foreign nanosatellites. . . . .
The Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra unanimously recommended the name of senior advocate Indu Malhotra for appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court. She will be one of only seven women judges that the top court has had so far since independence. At present,. . . . .