Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Jeremy Hodges

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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Daily wage laborers shovel coal into baskets at a limestone quarry in Lower Cherrapunji in Meghalaya| Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Everyone around the world is ditching coal – except India, China

Appetite for coal is roaring back in Asia, which makes up three-fourths of global consumption & is expected to continue growing after Covid disruption.

Defence

Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.