Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
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Topic: G20 summit

Biden hits out at Xi, says China made ‘mistake’ by skipping G20, COP26 summits

The US President's remarks in Glasgow prompted the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman to say that the world needed action, not 'empty rhetoric'.

Had deliberations on Covid, health infrastructure during ‘fruitful’ G20 Summit, Modi says

India's G20 Sherpa Piyush Goyal said the countries have agreed that WHO would be strengthened to fast-track the process for emergency use authorisation for Covid vaccines.

Climate change, Covid pandemic in focus as PM Modi meets world leaders at G20 Summit

PM Modi met world leaders during his three-day visit to Rome for the G20 Summit. He will now attend the COP26 Summit in Glasgow and also meet UK PM Boris Johnson.

G20 make commitments to reach carbon neutrality, end coal financing abroad

The G20 reaffirmed past commitments by rich nations to mobilize $100 billion annually to help poorer countries. However, it failed to set a target for phasing out domestic coal use.

PM Modi’s plane flies over Pakistan airspace to reach Italy after getting official nod

Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave permission to Indian authorities to use the airspace for PM Modi's special flight, which will also be used during his return journey.

Jaishankar discusses ‘important regional concerns’ with US’ Blinken on sidelines of G20 Summit

The meeting between the Minister of External Affairs and US Secretary of State took place amid growing international concern over China's aggressive moves in the Indo-Pacific region.

PM Modi meets French President Macron on sidelines of G20, discusses bilateral issues

Modi was accompanied by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during his meeting with Macron.

Nirmala Sitharaman attends G20 health, finance ministers meet in Rome

Sitharaman participated in the meet for discussion on long-term challenges in pandemic prevention, preparedness & response and strengthening global health financing governance.

PM Modi arrives in Italy for G20 Summit, meets presidents of European Council, Commission

In his departure statement Thursday, Modi said he will also meet with leaders of partner countries on the sidelines of the G20 Summit to review India’s bilateral relations with them.

Modi to discuss economic & health recovery from Covid, climate change at G20, COP-26

In his departure statement, Modi said he will visit Rome and the Vatican City between 29 and 31 October, following which he will be in Glasgow, UK on 1 and 2 November.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the party's Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, on 15 May 2022 | Twitter/@ANI

Rahul Gandhi must clear his position on Congress leadership. Chintan Shivirs won’t help

If a 137-year-old party is still discussing its foundational ideas and core ideology, and can’t have everyone on board, the road ahead seems rocky.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

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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