India on track to achieve Paris Agreement's NDC limit: Minister
The minister was addressing an event on 'Ambition to Impact: Opportunities for Global Collaboration in India's Clean Energy Economy at the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy (HLDE). The event was co-organized by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Permanent Mission of India to the UN in New York, and the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW) on Friday.
Young IFS Sneha Dubey wins Twitter twice, second time with silence - world
Dubey's family roots, her education in Goa and Pune's Fergusson College, culminating in a masters from New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, and even her dream of joining the foreign service since she was 12, were shared fast and furious over multiple news reports and social posts.
'Afghan political process impossible without Taliban's cooperation'
The Security Council resolutions have a need to advance the political process in Afghanistan, and this is impossible to achieve without working with the Taliban, said the top Russian diplomat in response to a question about the possibility or plan of either easing or lifting the international sanctions against the Taliban, Xinhua reported.
China likely to send female astronaut to new space station
The crew is expected to launch on Shenzhou 13 around October 3 from Jiuquan in the Gobi Desert to its new space station, reported. The crew has not been officially announced. But according to Chinese media, Wang Yaping is likely to be the first woman on China's new space station, the report said. Just two of 12 Chinese astronauts to have flown to space so far have been women.
Taliban hang dead bodies in city squares of Herat
The gruesome display came a day after a notorious Taliban official warned that extreme punishments such as execution and amputation would resume. The men were killed in a gunbattle after allegedly kidnapping a businessman and his son, a local official said. The deputy governor for Herat, Maulwai Shair Ahmad Emar, was quoted by the local media as saying that Taliban fighters had tracked the alleged kidnappers down and killed all of them in a firefight, the report said..
Biden loses ground with the American public
Fewer than half of US adults (44%) now approve of the way Biden is handling his job as president, while 53% disapprove. This marks a reversal in Biden's job ratings since July, when a 55% majority approved of his job performance and 43% disapproved. Biden receives his least positive assessments for being mentally sharp. Currently, 43% say this describes Biden very or fairly well, an 11-point decline since March.
APEC vows to improve women's economic empowerment  
Addressing the significant and disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women and girls, ministers, officials and business leaders pledged to implement policies that will improve women's access to capital and markets, strengthen women's labour force participation, increase access to leadership positions and support women's education, training and skills development, Xinhua news agency reported.