Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: G7

Russia will stop oil supply if G7 price cap imposed, says envoy to India Denis Alipov

The Russian ambassador said stopping supply to global markets would lead to acute shortages and surging prices.

Steel sector produces more CO2 than any other heavy industry. But going ‘green’ can help

Green steel is gaining momentum as steel companies try and reduce their carbon footprint, but the transition is too costly.

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.

Modi and Trudeau talk security & trade in first bilateral meeting since 2018 debacle

Modi met Canadian counterpart Trudeau on sidelines of G7 Summit in Germany. The Khalistan issue, a major irritant in ties, was discussed under the larger umbrella of counterterrorism. 

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.

G-7 sees Modi’s ban on wheat exports as an obstacle to combating rising food prices

India could play a key role in averting a downward spiral of food protectionism at this week’s WTO conference in Geneva.

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

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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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.