Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicAustralian PM Scott Morrison

Topic: Australian PM Scott Morrison

At review summit with Modi, Australian PM raises Russia’s ‘unlawful’ invasion of Ukraine

Australian PM expresses distress over the ‘terrible situation in Europe’, stresses on ‘implications and consequences’ of the developments for the Indo-Pacific region.

India, Australia working closely to expand vaccine access across Indo-Pacific: Scott Morrison

The announcement came after the Australian PM congratulated Narendra Modi and his government for administering 100 crore Covid vaccine doses in just over 9 months.

Quad leaders press for ‘free & open’ Indo-Pacific, in a veiled reference to China

PM Modi said cooperation by the four democracies will ensure peace & prosperity in the Indo-Pacific, while US President Biden said Quad countries have a common vision for the future.

US, Britain & Australia announce new trilateral Indo-Pacific alliance ‘AUKUS’

Under the first initiative of AUKUS, Australia will build a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines with US & UK's help as China's influence grows over the strategically vital region.

Modi speaks to Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on access to equitable vaccines & medicines

During the call, PM Modi also sought Australia's support for initiative taken at WTO by India & South Africa to seek a temporary waiver in this context, as per the PMO.

Anchored by democracy, unconstrained by coercion — first Quad summit sends message to China

US, India, Australia and Japan hold first virtual Quad meeting Friday to give grouping a formal agenda keeping in mind China’s increasing aggression in the Indo-Pacific region.

Modi should follow Morrison, demand Facebook and Google share revenues with news publishers

Social media companies are taking away most digital advertising revenues by leeching on content created by news organisations. The model is broken.

Australia’s influence in Pacific Islands grows as China’s wanes

PM Scott Morrison’s govt has promised to supply Australia's neighbours with Covid-19 vaccines as part of A$500 mn package aimed to achieve 'full immunization coverage' in the region.

China targets Australian wine, says ties have taken ‘nosedive’

China plans to impose anti-dumping duties on Australia wine, a move that follows a raft of other measures barring imports from coal to copper to barley this year.

Australia’s island state Tasmania is paying a high price for defeating coronavirus

Listed among the world’s most successful places in curbing Covid-19, Tasmania finds its economic cost mounting as the island has almost 1 in 5 jobs reliant on tourism.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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