Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicG-7 Summit

Topic: G-7 Summit

Trump is gone but some tension remains between US and its allies, G-7 summit shows

The spin and bonafide attempts to reconnect belied the real differences among leaders who had either never met, or had not seen each other for a while or were new on the scene.

G-7 nations set to pledge 1 billion Covid vaccine doses for world, UK PM Johnson says

Boris Johnson's announcement came hours after Biden committed to donating 500 mn doses and previewed a coordinated effort by advanced nations to make vaccines widely available.

End of pandemic by Dec 2022? That’s the G-7 plan with 1 billion extra Covid shots

Ahead of the G-7 summit in the UK, a document that outlines a plan to end the pandemic is being put together. The document will form the basis of final-stage talks at the summit.

Some hope for travel as G-7 will discuss how vaccine certificates can be recognised globally

The creation of a global framework would ease the revival of global travel as more people get the Covid shot & would be especially welcomed by the airline and tourism industries.

Jaishankar concludes UK visit with message of convergence after 2030 Roadmap agreement

Addressing a virtual event titled 'India and the United Kingdom in a Post-COVID World', External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reviewed the redefined contours of UK-India relations.

Jaishankar self-isolates after possible Covid exposure, to virtually attend G-7 meet in London

Possibility of Covid spreading among other officials attending the G-7 Summit has potential to shut down the high-profile event that marks the summit debut of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Western press critical of Modi, so why is G-7 inviting him to UK summit?

Despite Modi’s hubris in declaring victory on the virus, the world recognises that the prime minister remains the tallest leader on the national landscape.

Jaishankar to visit London for G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting from 3-6 May

During the visit, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will also hold talks with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Covid.

G-7 insecure as Boris Johnson floats D-10 with India, S. Korea, Australia to counter China

The British Prime Minister wants to champion global action and democratic values, and project the UK as a force for good after leaving the European Union.

Japan seeking to keep South Korea out of G-7, Kyodo says

According to Kyodo News, Japan wants to maintain its status as the only Asian country in the Group of Seven summit.

On Camera

YourTurn

Padma Awards 2022 brought back controversies, politics and the question of its relevance

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined Padma Bhushan and Ghulam Nabi Azad drew jibes from Congress leaders for accepting the award from Modi govt. But such controversies are not new.
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.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.
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