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Bengal Elections: Video clip on Sitalkuchi incident goes viral | Karnataka reports 11,265 Covid cases, highest one-day spike this year | No decision to cut short Kumbh Mela: Officials | Delhi reports over 17000 fresh Covid cases setting a new single-day record | Rajasthan announces 12-hr daily Covid curfew from 6 pm to 6 am in all cities

Ebola crisis highlights need for strong resourceful states, Kenyan leader tells UN assembly

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) The Ebola epidemic now sweeping several West African countries underlines the imperative to build strong States that can withstand crises and respond to emergencies," Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday on the opening day of its annual high-level segment.

Modern India must continue to lead the world: Modi

Bangalore, Sept 24 (IBNS) Sharing the joy of India's Mars Mission with ISRO scientists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said modern India must continue to lead the world.

Ban hails 'bold' announcements on tackling climate change as historic UN summit closes

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Bold new actions to immediately tackle climate change were announced on Tuesday by Government, business, finance and civil society leaders attending a historic Climate Summit convened by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has long urged workable solutions based on "clear vision anchored in domestic and multinational actions."

President congratulates ISRO for the successful Orbit Insertion of 'Mangalyaan'

New Delhi: Sept 24 (IBNS) President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the successful Orbit Insertion Maneuver of the Mars Orbiter Mission 'Mangalyaan'.

First-ever indigenous peoples' world conference concludes with focus on climate

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) With climate change taking centre stage at the United Nations, the first ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples wrapped up on Tuesday with a focus on Mother Earth and the future of the planet.

At summit, UN agencies pledge action to curb climate change

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Joining the chorus of Government, businesses, civil society and indigenous leaders at on Tuesday ’s landmark Climate Summit at Headquarters, United Nations agencies pledged action to help curb the effects of climate change and transition towards a sustainable world economy.

Governments, corporations pledge at UN summit to eliminate deforestation by 2030

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Dozens of Governments, businesses, civil society and indigenous peoples participating in the United Nations Climate Summit in New York on Tuesday pledged to halve deforestation by 2020 and to end within the following decade.

Mayors at UN climate summit announce pledges towards major carbon cuts in cities

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) A compact of Mayors from cities around the world announced on Tuesday that they will expand their commitments to scale up climate resilience efforts, energy efficiency programs and resilient financing mechanisms including through an initiative that aims to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 454 megatons by 2020.

Ban to convene meeting of world leaders on tackling Ebola outbreak

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced he will convene a meeting of world leaders this week on a response to the Ebola outbreak as new studies warn of an exponential climb in the coming weeks unless swift action is taken to control the spread of the virus.

India's Mars Orbiter successfully enters Red Planet orbit, PM congratulates

Bangalore, Sept 24 (IBNS): India entered a big league in space science and created history on Wednesday with its much touted Mars Mission achieving a milestone as its Mars orbiter, Mangalyaan, successfully entered the Red Planet's orbit.

Commitment to sustainable transport mobilized at UN Climate Summit

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Four global transport initiatives announced at the United Nations Climate Summit on Tuesday aim to put the transport sector on a new track towards a low-carbon future and save trillions of dollars in fuel costs in the process.

Australia lets world know India's Mars Orbiter Mission has arrived

New Delhi, Sept 24 (IBNS) Australian engineers and technicians working at the CSIRO-managed Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) in regional Australia Tuesday played a critical role in confirming the successful first phase of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission.

Oil, gas industry launches 'immediate-impact' plan to slash global warming emissions

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Multinational oil and gas companies, major producing States and over two dozen cities on Tuesday joined forces to slash methane emissions in a partnership that can have an immediate impact in reducing global warming as part of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s strategy to tackle climate change.

At UN summit, plans announced to boost low-carbon, renewable energy in Africa, small islands

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) A new initiative announced on Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York is expected to reduce dependency on fossil fuels in eastern and southern Africa at a time when regional demand for electricity is estimated to at least double over the next quarter century.

Climate Summit: 'All hands on deck' declares Ban, calling for leadership, concrete action

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) We are not here to talk, we are here to make history, United NationsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday told world leaders at an "unprecedented and important gathering" that aims to raise ambition, mobilize resources, and generate action towards a universal climate deal.