Aiding Afghans: On G20 meeting on Afghanistan

Synopsis: Owing to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan the shortage with regard to fund and food availability has multiplied the crisis.  Introduction  At a meeting of G-20 countries, PM of India highlighted about the looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. He also called for the international community to provide Afghanistan with immediate and unhindered access to… Continue reading Aiding Afghans: On G20 meeting on Afghanistan

Harness power of nature-based solutions to fight climate crisis: G20 ministers

Source: Down to Earth Relevance: Fighting climate change Synopsis: India can leverage the global best practices regarding Nature-based solutions (NbS) to fight against the climate crisis. Significance of NbS and discussion of its major roadblocks. Background In the recently concluded meeting of The environment, energy and climate ministers from the ‘Group of 20’ on in… Continue reading Harness power of nature-based solutions to fight climate crisis: G20 ministers

Agriculture minister joins G-20 meet over

News:Union Agriculture Minister participated in an virtual meeting of G-20 Agriculture Ministers which was organised by the Saudi Presidency Facts: The meeting sought to address the issue of Covid-19 impacts on food security, safety and nutrition. Highlights of the meet: No export restrictions or high taxes on food and agricultural products purchased by the World… Continue reading Agriculture minister joins G-20 meet over

Virtual G20 Leaders Summit

News:A virtual G20 Summit was held under the presidency of Saudi Arabia. Facts: G20 Summit,2020: Saudi Arabia is the first Arab nation to hold the G20 presidency. Theme- “Realising Opportunities of the 21st Century for All”. G20: It is an informal group of 19 countries and the European Union with representatives of the International Monetary… Continue reading Virtual G20 Leaders Summit

Saudi Arabia takes over G20 presidency from Japan

News:Saudi Arabia has became the first Arab nation to take over the G20 Presidency on December 1,2019. Facts: About G20 Summit,2020: Saudi Arabia will host the G20 Summit in its capital, Riyadh on November 21,2020. The theme of Summit- “Realising Opportunities of the 21st Century for All”. Objectives of G20 Summit,2020: Empowering People by creating… Continue reading Saudi Arabia takes over G20 presidency from Japan

India worst affected by climate change among G20 says report

News: A study titled ‘Brown to Green’ by Climate Transparency (CT) has said that India is worst affected by climate change among G20 countries. Facts: Key Takeaways from the study India, Russia, France, Italy and Germany are the top 5 for average climate related annual deaths at 3,661. India, China, EU, Indonesia, Russia, Saudi Arabia… Continue reading India worst affected by climate change among G20 says report

India joins WEF’s G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance

News:India has joined the World Economic Forum’s(WEF) G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance. Facts: About G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance: The G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance was established in June 2019, in conjunction with the G20 Summit held in Osaka,Japan.  It is an alliance that comprises of 15 of the… Continue reading India joins WEF’s G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance

G-20 resolves to free Internet of extremism

The leaders of G20 after the Osaka summit has agreed to prevent the use of the internet to fund and facilitate terrorism and extremism. They asserted that while the internet must be open,free and secure but it cannot serve as a safe haven for terrorists. The leaders also called for implementing relevant UN resolutions,the UN… Continue reading G-20 resolves to free Internet of extremism

India pitches strongly for fight against fugitive economic offenders

India has pitched strongly to deal with fugitive economic offenders at the G20 summit in Osaka,Japan. India has said that all countries should come together to deal with economic offenders escaping to other geographies to get away with their crimes. In 2018,India has passed the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act.The act seeks to confiscate properties and… Continue reading India pitches strongly for fight against fugitive economic offenders

Modi, Trump discuss Iran, trade and defence ahead of G20 Summit

Indian Prime Minister has held bilateral talks with US President ahead of the formal inauguration of the G-20 Summit in Osaka,Japan. The two leaders discussed various bilateral and global issues such as (a)Iran (b)5G communications networks (c)trade and (d)defence ahead of the G-20 Summit. The two leaders agreed that trade issues need to be discussed… Continue reading Modi, Trump discuss Iran, trade and defence ahead of G20 Summit