Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicAsia Pacific Group

Topic: Asia Pacific Group

China-Solomon Islands deal marks a power shift. US paying for reluctance in Asia-Pacific

US’ Second Island Chain strategy is now at stake as Chinese military vessels venture further afield. Warnings by Australia, Japan could become prophecies.

IMF cuts Asia-Pacific growth forecast to 6.5% on Delta variant, slow vaccine pace

IMF says much of the downgrade was due to slower growth in India, which is now forecast to expand 9.5% this year, and South East Asia, where the virus continues to wreak havoc.

15 nations sign RCEP, world’s largest regional free-trade agreement that India abandoned

PM Modi had said he pulled out over concerns about how RCEP would affect Indians' livelihoods. But India will be allowed to rejoin the pact.

Pakistan put on FATF Asia-Pacific group’s ‘blacklist’

The FATF said Pakistan had failed to stop funding to groups like the LeT and JeM, and was non-compliant in 32 of 40 parameters related to terror financing.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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