EU unveils 300 billion euro answer to China’s Belt and Road

December 2, 2021

The European Commission unveiled on Wednesday a plan to invest 300 billion euros ($340 billion) globally by 2027 in infrastructure, digital and climate projects as a better alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The scheme, called Global Gateway, is to strengthen Europe’s supply chains, boost EU trade and | Read more|

Global temperature to rise by more than 2 degree Celsius by 2100: IPCC report

August 9, 2021

In another grim reminder of the threat posed by global warming, the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday warned that the average global temperatures would rise by more than two degree Celsius by 2100 compared to pre-industrial times unless “deep reductions” in greenhouse gas emissions are ini | Read more|

Covid: Reused nose swab scam busted in Indonesia airport

May 5, 2021

Several employees of a pharmaceutical company have been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly washing and reselling used Covid nasal swab test kits. Up to 9,000 passengers at an airport in Medan may have been tested with the reused swab sticks, say police. | Read more|

"Supplied More Vaccines Globally Than Vaccinated Our Own," India Tells UN

March 27, 2021

India has supplied more COVID-19 vaccines globally than vaccinated its own people, the country has told the UN General Assembly and cautioned that vaccine inequity will defeat the collective global resolve to contain the coronavirus as the disparity in the accessibility of vaccines will affect the poorest nations the m | Read more|

India Can Be Global Toy Manufacturing Hub, Make Eco-Friendly Toys: PM Modi

February 27, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the toy manufacturers to use less plastic and more eco-friendly material, in addition, to focus on innovation. Inaugurating the first India Toy Fair 2021, PM Modi said, "We have to become Aatmanirbhar in the toy sector and also cater to the global market." He regretted that Indi | Read more|

In Call With PM Modi, Biden Mentions "Desire To Defend Democratic Norms"

February 9, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden have committed to working together to achieve their two nations' common goals on the global arena. As per news report of NDTV, in a telephonic call yesterday, the first since the new administration was inaugurated at the US Capitol last month, the two leaders agre | Read more|

US Rejection Throws World Trade Body Leadership Race Into Confusion

October 29, 2020

The World Trade Organization's bid to select a new leader was plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday after the United States rejected the Nigerian woman proposed as the global trade watchdog's next director-general. Just six days before the US. election in which trade is a hot topic, Washington struck another blow at th | Read more|