Major News and Events of 14 July 2012
What Happened on 14 July 2012
Germany pitches for India in the Security Council to represent global realities
India's forex reserves dip by $336 million
Chennai will host Chess Olympiad for blind
Television as a mass medium makes talent believable
Low cost solar phone by Micromax at Rs 2499
Hamid Ansari was on Saturday renominated as the UPA candidate in the vice presidential election. The key ally Trinamool Congress has not agreed to this and delayed its final decision. It was Sonia Gandhi the Congress President who announced Ansari's candidature for another term as vice president. She specified that UPA was honored to nominate him again for the position of vice president though the Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy stated that his party had suggested the names of former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi and former MP Krishna Bose.
Germany has talked in favor of India for its inclusion as permanent member in the Security Council. The German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner opined that if the UN does not reform then it may be losing its "legitimacy." Germany one of the four-nation group pushing for United Nations reform said that it along with India should be accorded permanent seat in the Security Council so that the UN represents the global leaders. Germany along with India, Japan and South Africa has formed a group within the UN to request for early reforms and expansion of the UNSC for their inclusion. US, Britain, France, Russia and China are at present the permanent members of the Security Council.
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