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21-May-2018 Geneva

J P Nadda leads Indian Delegation at World Health Assembly

“India is firmly committed to achieving universal health coverage for its citizens as has been articulated in our National Health Policy 2017.” This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare during his addresses at the Plenary...

23-Mar-2018 Geneva

Research team finds new anti-cancer protein

Led by an Indian-origin researcher, a team has discovered a new anti-cancer protein that not only prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells in the liver, but also serves as a biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of liver cancer, according...

10-Jan-2018 Geneva

42 Russian athletes banned for doping file CAS appeals

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has registered 42 appeals by Russian athletes against the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the tribunal said.The announcement on Tuesday comes in response to the sanctions imposed by...

17-Nov-2017 Geneva

New global effort launched to end TB by 2030: WHO

Delegates from 114 countries have agreed to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030, the WHO said.The announcement on Friday came as the delegates gathered in Moscow for the first WHO global ministerial conference on ending tuberculosis, Xinhua news...

11-Nov-2017 Geneva

World needs new digital Geneva Convention : Brad Smith

 There is now a need for a new digital Geneva Convention that commits governments to defending and protecting civilians from state-sponsored cyber-attacks, Microsoft President Brad Smith has said.A cyber arms race is underway with nations developing and unleashing...

09-Jul-2017 Geneva

Use condom to prevent hard-to-treat gonorrhoea : WHO

Safer sexual behaviour, in particular consistent and correct condom use, can help prevent gonorrhoea, a common sexually-transmitted infection which is getting much harder and sometimes impossible to treat due to antibiotic resistance, the World Health Organization...

23-Jun-2017 Geneva

Over 1,000 children killed in Iraq since 2014 : UN

More than 1,000 children have been killed in Iraq since 2014 when militants from the Islamic State seized the northern city of Mosul and entire swathe of the country, according to the Unicef.Another five million children need emergency aid, the United Nations...

16-May-2017 Geneva

Road accidents biggest global killer of teenagers : WHO

Road accidents are the biggest killer of teenagers globally, international data released by the World Health Organization revealed on Tuesday.In 2015, more than 1.2 million adolescents died and accidents were to blame for about one in 10 of these deaths,...

30-Sep-2016 Geneva

Attacks on health care services in Syria must end : WHO

A WHO official on Friday urged warring factions to stop targeting Syria's depleted health care sector, and to allow the immediate and safe evacuation of the sick and wounded who are trapped in conflict areas."Throughout this entire conflict, we have seen...

19-Sep-2016 Geneva

Zero tolerance policy on terrorism international obligation : India

In wake of the cross-border terror attack from Pakistan on the Uri army base in Jammu and Kashmir that left 18 Indian soldiers dead, India on Monday said that a policy of zero tolerance to terrorism is an international obligation."India firmly believes...

16-Sep-2016 Geneva/New Delhi

India slams Pakistan's 'deep state' as both face off over Kashmir at UN

India and Pakistan continued to trade diplomatic barbs over Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Council, with Islamabad raising the issue of "unceasing oppression" even as New Delhi hit back, saying "Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is administered by a "deep state" and...

19-Aug-2016 Geneva

Water situation in Aleppo alarming as fighting rages: Unicef

Unicef on Friday warned that the ongoing fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo was affecting over two million people of the city who have no access to safe drinking water."Access to safe water in Aleppo has continued to deteriorate over the past two weeks",...

15-Jun-2016 Geneva

Kashmir merits UNHRC's urgent attention: Altaf Hussain Wani

Seeking world community's attention towards the unresolved issue of Kashmir, the vice chairman JK National Front Altaf Hussain Wani has said that the long running conflict was a major cause of human suffering and rights violations in the region.Speaking during...

13-Jun-2016 New Delhi/Geneva

Voluntary unpaid blood donations must increase rapidly: WHO

Voluntary, unpaid blood donations must be increased rapidly in more than half the world’s countries in order to ensure a reliable supply of safe blood for patients whose lives depend on it, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).The WHO has urged all...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Narendra Modi thanks Switzerland for supporting India's NSG membership

Prime Minister India Narendra Modi on Monday thanked Switzerland for its understanding and support for India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) following delegation level talks with Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann.“India and Switzerland...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Narendra Modi leaves Switzerland for US

After holding bilateral talks with Switzerland President Johann Schneider-Ammann, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left here for the US on the fourth leg of his five-nation tour.“Au Revoir Geneve! In under half a day, PM completes visit and emplanes...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

India provides huge opportunity for Swiss business: Narendra Modi

Inviting a galaxy of Swiss business leaders to invest in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Monday that India needs to create an economy of the order of "two or three Switzerlands," which provides a massive opportunity for partnerships."Within my...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Black money a key issue, says Narendra Modi in Geneva

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said to combat the issue of black money and tax evasion was an important issue for India and Switzerland."Combating menace of black money and tax evasion is a key issue for our countries," Modi said here during...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Narendra Modi invites Swiss businesses to partner India's growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched India's economic growth story to attract investments from Switzerland."I invite Swiss companies to be a key partner in India's economic growth," Modi said at a joint press conference with Swiss President Johann...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Act against child labour, rights body says

Governments should better regulate businesses to prevent child labour in global supply chains, Human Rights Watch said in a video released on Monday.The report comes in advance of the World Day Against Child Labour on June 12. Child labour in global supply chains...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Focus on NSG, black money at India-Switzerland talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Swiss President Johann Schneider-Amman on Monday led delegation level talks here with the focus on black money and India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).“A closer engagement with the heart of Europe. President...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

With NSG, black money on agenda, Narendra Modi meets Swiss President

With the issues of black money and India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) high on the agenda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a meeting with Swiss President Johann Schneider-Amman.“The meetings in Switzerland begin... President...

02-May-2016 Geneva

John Kerry asks all in Syria to end violence, restore ceasefire

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged all parties to the Syrian conflict to end violence and restore the cessation of hostilities during his second day of talks focusing on the Syria here."We're getting closer to a place of understanding. But...

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