UN Security Council to meet on global warming impact on world peace

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Some non-permanent members of the council including Kenya and Niger have clearly expressed their concerns about climate change’s impact on national security The UN Security Council will hold a summit of world leaders Tuesday to debate climate change’s implications for world peace, an issue on which its 15 members have divergent opinions. The session, called […]

World Bank, IMF to consider climate change in debt reduction talks

The International Monetary Fund logo is seen during the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington, US, April 21, 2017. Reuters

Three countries – Ethiopia, Chad and Zambia – have already initiated negotiations with creditors under a new Common Framework supported by the Group of 20 major economies, a process that may lead to debt reductions in some cases. Malpass said he expected additional countries to request restructuring of their debts, but declined to give any […]

G-7 vows ‘equitable’ world vaccine access, but details scant

G-7 vows ‘equitable’ world vaccine access, but details scant

Leaders of the Group of Seven economic powers promised Friday to immunize the world’s neediest people against the coronavirus by giving money, and precious vaccine doses, to a U.N.-backed vaccine distribution effort. But the leaders, under pressure over their vaccination campaigns at home, were unwilling to say exactly how much vaccine they were willing to […]

World Leprosy Day: Leprosy patients, families thrive at govt housing project

Leprosy patients, families thrive at govt housing project Leprosy-affected patients and their families are leading lives of dignity and self-esteem at the government-implemented housing project for social outcasts at Bandabari in Kaliakair upazila of Gazipur.  Visiting the site of “Protyasha Ashrayan Project” at Bandabari, this correspondent found leprosy patients and their family members, who used […]

World hopes for renewed cooperation under new US president

World hopes for renewed cooperation under new US president

Leaders across the globe welcomed the arrival of US President Joe Biden and the end of the often confrontational presidency of Donald Trump, noting the world’s most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an approach Trump ridiculed. Many expressed hope Wednesday that Biden would right the world’s largest democracy […]

How world leaders are reacting to Joe Biden’s inauguration

How world leaders are reacting to Joe Biden's inauguration

“The United States is back. And Europe stands ready. To reconnect with an old and trusted partner, to breathe new life into our cherished alliance. I look forward to working together with @JoeBiden.” BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON, SPEAKING IN PARLIAMENT “I look forward to working with him (Biden), and with his new administration, strengthening […]

Global Agriculture Pumps Market 2026 Industry Applications, World Demands, Trends, Growth Factors & Sales – Xylem, Cat Pumps, Grundfos, Wastecorp, Calpeda S.P.A

Global Agriculture Pumps Market 2026 Industry Applications, World Demands, Trends, Growth Factors & Sales – Xylem, Cat Pumps, Grundfos, Wastecorp, Calpeda S.P.A

“ Competitive Research Report on Global Agriculture Pumps Market with focus on Industry Analysis, Regional Forecasts, Key Growth Drivers, Major Applications, Demands, Production Statistics, Sales Volume, Emerging Opportunities and Investments by 2026. The key objective of this research report is to help you understand the global Agriculture Pumps market in terms of its definition, segmentation, […]

Feeding the world while saving the planet a difficult balancing act

File photo: A woman looks at frozen food products in a supermarket in Beijing on August 13, 2020 Reuters A sharp increase in food prices in 2007 triggered a global rush for land to increase food security Converting large areas of land for farming to boost food supplies increases planet-heating emissions and places a greater […]

Bird Flu: Bangladesh suspends import of poultry, eggs from India

Dhaka, Jan 15 (UNI) Bangladesh has suspended all kind of chicken, eggs, poultry import from India as a precautionary move amid the outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in several Indian states. At the same time, a letter has been issued to the administrations of the border districts to prevent these animals from entering […]

World Bank revises up GDP growth projection

The World Bank has revised its GDP growth projection upwards for Bangladesh to 2 per cent for the last fiscal year, although the figure is still far lower than the government’s estimate.   In June, the Washington-based lender had said that Bangladesh’s economy would grow by 1.6 per cent in FY20 as the coronavirus pandemic battered […]