Friday, 24 March, 2023

Topic: G20

G20 demands Russia’s ‘complete & unconditional withdrawal’ from Ukraine, India next president

'Today’s era must not be of war,' says Bali Declaration adopted at conclusion of G20 summit where PM Modi met US President Biden, Chinese President Xi & UK PM Sunak.

Onus on G20 leaders to bridge digital gap in the world, Modi talks inclusivity at Bali summit

Addressing a session on digital transformation, the PM said benefits would only be realised when digital access would be inclusive and its use widespread.

Big-power rivalry overshadows Biden-Xi cooperation pledge on climate change, public health

The talks in Bali were blunt, especially over Chinese-claimed Taiwan, but the US said the leaders agreed 'to deepen constructive efforts' on climate change & global food security.

Need to find way to return to path of ceasefire & diplomacy in Ukraine, says PM Modi at G20

PM Modi said that climate change, Covid-19, developments in Ukraine, and associative global problems have caused havoc in the world as the global supply chains are in 'ruins.'

UK’s Rishi Sunak extends support to Ukraine, awards 4.94 bn contract for warships

'Russia's actions put all of us at risk,' said UK PM Rishi Sunak at the G20 summit as he announced a 4.94 billion contract to BAE Systems to build five ships for the Royal Navy.

US expects G20 nations to condemn Russia’s war in Ukraine, says its senior official

The US official said most G20 nations agreed that the war in Ukraine was 'the root of the economic suffering and instability that we see in many parts of the world.'

G20 starts in Bali as raging inflation, Ukraine war part of top agenda

The G20 accounts for more than 80% of the world's GDP, 75% of trade, and 60% of its population. On the summit's eve, Joe Biden and Xi Jinping pledged 'more frequent communications.'

PM Modi leaves for 3-day visit to Bali to join G20 summit, Biden, Xi to attend

This summit is special because India will hold the presidency of the G20 Summit from 1 December for a year, & the presidency handover will take place during the Summit in Bali.

G20 fault lines making it hard to walk its talk. India’s presidency a chance to plug gaps

G20 meetings are more important for their sidelines than their outcomes. One sideline will be the first in-person meeting of UK PM Rishi Sunak and PM Modi.

‘Science & tech lead youth to carnal pleasures,’ Indian swami tells G20 World Religion Summit

Islamic fatwas & world leaders being 'politically correct' by addressing climate change forums were among issues raised on 1st day of global religious summit in Indonesia Wednesday.

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.