Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: G7

India faces flak for wheat export ban, experts fear move could trigger domino effect

India, the world’s second-largest producer of wheat, announced the export ban Saturday amid the impact of severe heat waves on wheat yields.

In a bid to isolate Russia, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to invite PM Modi to G7 summit

Scholz was undecided on Modi’s invitation until a few weeks ago given the prime minister’s reluctance to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

G7 warns Russia of ‘massive consequences’ over military build-up towards Ukraine

In a joint statement, the foreign ministers from G7 nations called on Russia to de-escalate, pursue diplomatic channels, and abide by its international commitments.

Afghans abandoned, and international forces scurry out under Taliban threat

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Influential G-7 lawmakers want India invited to bloc’s meetings on Afghanistan crisis

The lawmakers said the move will ensure the spillover effects of Afghanistan which could 'destabilise neighbouring countries' are constantly monitored by those closest to the threat.

Taliban will be judged by its deeds, says Boris Johnson ahead of G7 meet on Afghan crisis

PM Johnson is expected to urge international partners to match UK's commitments on aid, resettlement of those in need to protect human rights & contribute to stability of Afghanistan.

Why India must embrace the G7 proposal to tax multinational tech giants

The G7 proposal indicates a political momentum that could lower India’s jurisdictional tax arbitrage.

High time Indian foreign policy jettisons ‘don’t annoy China’ notion & supports virus probe

If coronavirus leaked from Wuhan lab, it needs to be investigated. But India must come on board for science, not politics.

Over 200 world leaders urge G7 nations to help vaccinate world’s poorest against Covid

The leaders backed a letter that argues that the $66 billion required for the process is affordable for G7 nations and is vital to stop the spread of new Covid variants.

India at G7: Trump’s invite to Modi a start but membership a long way away  

While US President Trump has expressed a desire to expand the G7 membership to include India and other countries, the proposal will require the approval of all member nations.

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Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.


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China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

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.