Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: RCEP

Congress, BJP claim credit for RCEP ‘win’, Priyanka Chaturvedi’s a GoT fan

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

India quitting RCEP indicates global trade could be in for another Cold War

Tensions between China and the US force nations to take sides. It’s a path that’s grimly reminiscent of the aftermath of World War II.

Soumya Kanti Ghosh says RCEP ‘no pact for India’, Ajit Ranade calls the move ‘defensive’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Japan seeks to keep India within RCEP trade deal framework

India announced it was withdrawing from the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, citing the deal’s potential impact on the livelihoods of its citizens.

India’s rejection of RCEP trade deal is a sign of weakness

India’s decision is a disappointing window into how much has changed in New Delhi since it became one of the initial movers of the RCEP process.

India stayed out of RCEP because it couldn’t risk another China-dominated ASEAN

India already has a trade deficit with 11 RCEP countries. Potential losses from foreign goods, who would find more space in Indian market, likely led to rejection.

India opts out of RCEP for now but to continue negotiating over differences

PM Narendra Modi said India will not join RCEP. He said his decision was guided by the impact the RCEP would have on the livelihood of all Indians.

India will not join RCEP trade deal, my conscience won’t allow it, says PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi made the announcement during his speech at the RCEP Summit in Thailand, saying the agreement did not fully reflect the basic spirit and address India's concerns.

RCEP trade pact will move ahead even without India, says China

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng says RCEP trade deal will be signed next year and India is welcome to join whenever it’s ready.

RCEP deal will turn ‘Make in India’ to ‘Buy from China’: Rahul Gandhi targets Modi govt

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi claimed the RCEP trade deal would result in job losses and cripple the Indian economy.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
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RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.