Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicG-20 summit

Topic: G-20 summit

G20 falls short on key climate target, leaving it to COP26 to achieve breakthrough

Discussions over the past week produced continuous clashes over both objectives and timelines on climate, and divisions were on display over the date for achieving net zero emissions.

G-20 continues to be deadlocked as China won’t budge on climate goals

Some countries singled out China, saying it is refusing to beef up commitments to limit temperature increases and digging in over coal, with Russia and India also dragging the chain.

Equitable vaccines key to global economic recovery but it faces challenge, Sitharaman says

Speaking at a G20 meeting in Washington, Sitharaman said building resilience, enhancing productivity and structural reforms should be policy goals for global economic recovery.

G20 pledges aid for Afghanistan humanitarian crisis, but some leaders skip summit

Leaders affirmed their commitment to providing aid directly to Afghan people via independent organisations. However, China pushed for revocation of unilateral sanctions on Afghanistan.

Endorsed by Trump, Saudi Prince puts Khashoggi murder behind him, steps back on world stage

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman cut a lonely figure at the last G-20 in the aftermath of the Khashoggi murder. However, this summit reflected the broader reality of Saudi Arabia’s importance to many countries.

US-China trade war truce shows Trump prefers business over Cold War

At the G-20 summit, US president Trump said he was holding fire on his threat to add new duties to a further $300 billion in imports from China, and will delay restrictions against Huawei.

Narendra Modi invites G-20 countries to join global coalition on disaster management

Speaking at a G-20 session, Modi said disasters require quick and effective remedial measures as they invariably affect the poor the most.

Iran mute on nuclear deal breach as remaining parties ‘scramble’ to find solution

Iranian President had said that it would no longer comply with the 300-kg uranium cap after the U.S. revoked waivers to buyers of Iranian oil.

US to keep close watch on Modi’s meeting with Xi and Putin during G20 Summit

G20 leaders summit takes place Friday and Saturday in Osaka, Japan. All eyes on Trump-Xi meeting amid ongoing trade war.

Modi can’t forget trade war with US just because Trump called him a ‘great friend’ at G-20

Both Jaishankar and Pompeo are confident India & US can tide over thorny issues but Trump’s been angry over Modi govt’s retaliatory tariff.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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