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European Union joins India’s CDRI

The European Union (EU) comprising of 27 members has joined the “Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) initiative” of India. The EU joined this initiative following its endorsement of the charter of the CDRI. Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure initiative CDRI is an international coalition of countries, United Nations (UN) agencies, private sectors, multilateral development ..

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G20 Central Bank Governors’ Meet- Highlights

The Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman, attended the G20 Central Bank Governors’ meeting on February 26, 2021.  This was the first ever G20 Central Bank Governors’ meeting that was held under the Italian Presidency. Highlights During the meeting, the finance minister highlighted regarding the India’s policy response with respect to COVID-19 pandemic and the ..

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Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries

The top palm oil producers for the first time are looking for opportunities to run an advocacy campaign in Europe. The largest oil producers of the world Indonesia and Malaysia have sent proposals to hire an advocacy firm to run campaign in Europe through the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries. What is the issue? ..

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EU-China New Investment Treaty

The European Union and China recently signed a New Investment Treaty after seven years of negotiations. The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement in Investment is the most ambitious agreement China has ever concluded with a third country. The treaty is expected to create friction with the US. What is the New Investment Treaty? The treaty will ensure ..

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UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement

The United Kingdom and Vietnam recently signed an agreement on trade. The agreement is to eliminate 99% of tariffs within seven years. Highlights With the elimination of 99% of tariff, Vietnam is to benefit from tariff savings of 114 million pounds, that is 151 million USD on its exports and British will benefit 36 million ..

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