Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: G20

Sitharaman pitches for expeditious, equitable vaccine distribution to aid global recovery

Participating in first G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting, Sitharaman stressed that it is crucial to address the gaps in global pandemic preparedness.

G20 must spend 140% more on nature-based solutions to fight climate change, says UN-WEF report

NbS involve practices like afforestation, forest restoration, conserving coral reefs, which can mitigate effects of climate change and help countries meet their biodiversity goals.

China may be in trouble, Xi’s no-show in G20 hints. Time for India to be Asia’s new leader

Transit to net-zero emissions by 2070 calls for strong measures. Yet, all these commitments are not easy to fulfil.

UN, World Bank, IMF need to be urgently reformed, made more transparent, Sitharaman says

During a talk at the Harvard Kennedy School, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said that these institutions need to speak for countries that don't get adequate representation.

India to host G-20 summit in 2023 for first time, Piyush Goyal appointed sherpa

G20 brings together 19 of the world’s leading economies and the EU, with its members accounting for more than 80% of global GDP, 75% of global trade and 60% of the global population.

Crisis centres, helpline assisted 57 lakh women in India: Smriti Irani at G20 meet

Speaking at the first-ever G20 meet on women's empowerment, the Union Minister said India firmly committed to eliminating all forms of violence and discrimination against women.

Jaishanker takes up Covishield authorisation for travel to Europe at G20 ministerial meet

Jaishankar, who arrived in Italy from Greece on the second leg of this two-nation tour, also met US Secretary of State Blinken and discussed the Indo-Pacific and Afghan situation.

IMF proposes $50 billion global vaccination plan

The organisation aims to cover at least 40 per cent of the global population by the end of 2021 and at least 60 per cent by the first half of 2022.

G-20 must begin the next chapter in multilateralism, and it can’t wait

The G-20’s current leadership dynamics are no cause for optimism. However, the upcoming summit is an opportunity to focus minds on the dangers of ongoing inaction.

IMF, G-20 warn recovery may be derailed, risks still very high

While global economic activity has picked up since June, there are signs that recovery may be losing momentum, & the crisis is likely to leave deep scars.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.