sustainable development

Indian firm develops test to detect drug-resistant TB mutation

The breakthrough DNA test will enable a doctor to correctly prescribe the most effective drug to a TB patient without a time-consuming trial and error process.

Aug 09, 2019, 15:39 PM IST

Tiger population growth 'good sign' for meeting UN goals

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the nation's tiger population had reached 2,967.

Jul 31, 2019, 15:06 PM IST

World not doing enough about climate change: UN

The natural environment is deteriorating at an alarming rate: sea levels are rising; ocean acidification is accelerating; the last four years have been the warmest on record; one million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction, and land degradation continues unchecked.

Jul 11, 2019, 16:46 PM IST

UN chief Antonio Guterres praises India's commitment to South: South cooperation

The Fund was established in June 2017 to work with developing countries by providing assistance to projects that aim to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as per their request. It is a dedicated facility within the UN Fund for South-South Cooperation. 

Jun 07, 2019, 12:56 PM IST

Govt to rate mines based on sustainable development practices

 Ministry of Mines has proposed a rating system for mining leases in a bid to ensure that firms follow sustainable development practices, which includes addressing social impact of resettlement and rehabilitation, among others.

Mar 28, 2016, 16:39 PM IST

'India all for sustainability but developed world must do its bit'

Mahajan said schemes like Make in India, Skill India and Digital India would give the country a leg-up in achieving the sustainable development goals.

Jan 30, 2016, 23:06 PM IST

BRICS call on G20 to work harder on economic policy cooperation

Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, who met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the Turkish town of Antalya, said global economic recovery was not yet sustainable.

Nov 16, 2015, 16:35 PM IST

DNA: Has India met the Millennium Development Goals?

The UN General Assembly adopted a new set of 17 sustainable development goals, to be achieved by 2030. These goals replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in the year 2000.

Nov 02, 2015, 23:57 PM IST

Developing countries' voices being stifled in climate change debate: India

India, like other developing countries, has been under intense pressure from developed countries and non-governmental orgainisations to cut its greenhouse gas emissions .

Oct 20, 2015, 21:16 PM IST

PM Modi in Silicon Valley: As it happened on day one

'Digital India' is an enterprise to transform India in a scale unmatched anywhere in the world and it has the potential to make development truly inclusive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while speaking about his ambitious Digital India initiative before a gathering of Silicon Valley CEOs. 

Sep 27, 2015, 09:03 AM IST

G4 countries make strong pitch for change in UNSC, says 'we are legitimate candidates for membership'

India, Japan, Germany and Brazil on Saturday declared themselves as "legitimate" candidates for permanent membership of the UNSC as they pushed for its reform in a "fixed timeframe", with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the task should be accomplished immediately.

Sep 26, 2015, 20:35 PM IST

Sikhs, Patels protest against PM Narendra Modi at UN headquarters

 A group of Sikhs and the Patidar community supporters have demonstrated outside the UN headquarters here, coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Sustainable Development at a special UN summit.

Sep 26, 2015, 10:54 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi to meet G4 leaders in New York, discuss UNSC reforms

On Day 3 of his US visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the United Nations General Assembly and met several world leaders on the sidelines of the UNGA Summit.

Sep 26, 2015, 07:43 AM IST

World leaders adopt UN goals to end poverty in 15 years

World leaders on Friday pledged to end extreme poverty within 15 years, adopting an ambitious set of UN goals to be backed up by trillions of dollars in development spending.

Sep 26, 2015, 02:30 AM IST

Need to eradicate poverty for sustainable progress, says PM Modi at UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday outlined India`s climate change goals at the UN Sustainable Development Summit, saying he represents a culture that calls the earth "mother" and that India ov

Sep 26, 2015, 00:18 AM IST

PM Modi expected to address UN Sustainable Development Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address a high-level summit on sustainable development hosted by the UN on September 25 when the new and ambitious post-2015 development agenda will be adopted.

Aug 04, 2015, 14:06 PM IST

UN states agree post-2015 sustainable development agenda

The United Nations 193-member states agreed on Sunday on an agenda for the world`s sustainable development over the next 15 years that pledges to leave no-one behind and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September.

Aug 03, 2015, 09:45 AM IST

Committed to Northeast's sustainable development: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reiterated his government's resolve of ensuring rapid and sustainable development of the northeastern states.

Jul 16, 2015, 00:36 AM IST

Nikhil Seth to head UN training institute

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed veteran Indian diplomat and international administrator Nikhil Seth to head the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

Jun 09, 2015, 03:52 AM IST

Indian-origin businessman elected head of global firm

Ranjit Singh Baxi, chairman of J & H Sales (International) ltd, will serve a two-year term as president of the Brussels-based recycling association.

May 24, 2015, 10:32 AM IST