Thursday, 1 December, 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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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.