International treaties and conventions
Despite the abstention of two “P5” countries — Russia and China — from the India-led United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2593, the Government of India said it was a “matter of satisfaction” that the resolution addressed India’s “key concerns” on Afghanistan.
P5 refers to the five permanent members of the UNSC — China, France, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S.
According to official sources, the UNSC Resolution 2593,
United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six main organs of the United Nations established by UN Charter.
Article 23 of the UN Charter concerns the composition of the UNSC.
The other 5 organs of the UN are—the General Assembly, the Trusteeship Council, the Economic and Social Council, the International Court of Justice, and the Secretariat.
The UNSC has been given primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security and may meet whene
Nuclear-armed North Korea appears to have restarted its plutonium-producing reprocessing reactor in a “deeply troubling” development, the UN atomic agency has said, a possible sign Pyongyang is expanding its banned weapons programme.
The development on the 5-megawatt reactor in Yongbyon — North Korea’s main nuclear complex — comes with nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington at a standstill.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offered to dismantle part of
9 European countries gave recognition to Covishield for Green pass
Nine European countries have given recognition to the Covishield vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII).
European Union (EU) started the “Green Pass” facility, which will allow people vaccinated with an authorised set of vaccines to travel within its zone, covering 27 countries.
The nine countries’ move is a “national” move by them and not by the EU, headquartered in Br
Issue of Green Pass with European Union
India took issue with the European Union’s plans to institute a “green pass” from July 1, with government sources warning that India will introduce a “reciprocal policy” only allowing ease of travel for those European countries that recognise Indian vaccines Covishield and Covaxin.
The African Union had also issued a letter of protest over the EU proposal saying that it promoted “inequality” for those from
Antonio Guterres is the UNSC General Secretary for a second term
The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday approved Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a second term, with conflict resolution set to top his agenda at the world body’s helm.
The 72-year-old former Prime Minister of Portugal has held the office since 2017 and faced no competition for the next term in the job.
During a brief closed door session the Security Council voted unanimously to recommend that the Gene
Agni-P (Prime) missile
A new-generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile, Agni-P (Prime) was successfully test-fired by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The test was conducted at 10.55 a.m. from the Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam island, Balasore, off the coast of Odisha.
Agni-P is a new-generation advanced variant of Agni class of missiles. It is a canisterised missile with range capability between 1,000 and 2,000 km.
Explaining the differences from the earlier Agni
Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid is the President of UNGA for 2021-22
In a first for the Maldives, Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid was elected the President of the UN General Assembly for 2021-22, winning 143 votes or nearly three-fourths of the 191 countries that voted in the annual election, while his rival, former Afghanistan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul, won 48.
Mr. Shahid’s win was welcomed in particular in New Delhi, where Indian diplomats had been active behind th
DRDO test fires Agni P missile
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a New Generation Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile Agni P from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha, Balasore at 1055 hrs on June 28, 2021.
Various telemetry and radar stations positioned along the eastern coast tracked and monitored the missile.
The missile followed text book trajectory, meeting all mission objectives with high level of accuracy.
Agni P is a
OPCW (Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons)
Not under UN. Independent, autonomous body having a working relation with UN.
It implements Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997. It prohibits
Developing, producing, acquiring, stockpiling or retaining Chemical Weapons.
Direct or indirect transfer.
Use or military prepare for use.
Assisting, encouraging, inducing other states in engage in such acts.
Use of riot control agents