Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicG7 summit

Topic: G7 summit

What the G7 Summit means for climate change solutions

The ‘climate club’ may drive forward the decarbonising of high-emitting industries, higher carbon prices and trade in low carbon products.

G7 leaders agree to explore global price cap on Russian oil. Here’s why it could be tricky

Unlike EU’s approach of phased ban on 90% of Russian oil by end of year, a price cap would mean allowing countries to continue to import Russian oil but limiting the price.

Modi pitches India’s emerging clean energy market at G7, urges member nations to invest

G7 Summit held in Germany amid Russia-Ukraine war. India invited as partner country, along with Indonesia, Argentina, Senegal and South Africa.

What G7’s $600-bn infra alliance focussing on healthcare, climate security means for India

Digital connectivity & gender equality are also core areas of Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, launched by G7 Sunday in bid to counter China's Belt and Road Initiative.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Germany, UAE from 26-28 June

The Ministry of External Affairs said that the PM will first be in Germany for the G7 summit & then the UAE to pay his condolences on the death of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Khalifa.

G7 host Germany mulls dropping India from guest list over Russia stance

India was among over 50 countries that abstained from a United Nations vote to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council, and has not imposed sanctions on Moscow.

At G7, Biden achieved western consensus—more against Russia than China

From the US’ perspective, the objective of the G7 summit was to herald that “America is back” and ready to lead the world.

G7 focus on China a breather for Modi’s India. But questions on Covid drugs won’t go away

G7 diplomats are now echoing the Supreme Court of India — why hasn't the Modi govt granted compulsory licences to pharma companies to at least manufacture anti-Covid drugs if not vaccines.

‘Build back better’: Full statement of G7 leaders on global action to recover from pandemic

In a joint communique after the conclusion of the Group of Seven Summit in Cornwall, England, the leaders also pledged to combat climate change and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

China tried to warn US against strengthening Quad, reveals Joe Biden

While addressing a press conference at G7 summit, Biden said a Chinese leader had requested him to not get India, Japan, Australia and the US 'working together' under Quad.

On Camera

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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