Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicAustralian PM Scott Morrison

Topic: Australian PM Scott Morrison

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.

China warns citizens against travelling to Australia over ‘safety’ concerns as ties sour

The warning follows China's imposition of tariffs on barley shipments from Australia, which led calls for an independent probe into the origins of the coronavirus.

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YourTurn

Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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