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India attends SCO meeting

On May 13, 2020, External Affairs Minister of India Shri S Jaishankar represented India at SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) foreign minister meet. The meet was attended by foreign ministers through video conferencing. China and Pakistan foreign ministers also attended the meet. Highlights The foreign ministers at the meet discussed COVID-19 crisis and coordination efforts. They ..

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New Development Bank’s financial assistance of 1 billion USD to India

On April 20, 2020, Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitaraman attended the fifth annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the National Development Bank through a video conference. Outcomes The New Development Bank of the BRICS grouping is to provide a financial assistance of 1 billion USD of COVID-19 funds to India. India has pitched ..

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G20: Video Conference of Energy Ministers

On April 10, 2020, the G20 Energy ministers held virtual meeting on ways to ensure stable energy markets. The energy markets are greatly affected by demand reduction due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Highlights India’s Energy Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan represented the country. The following were iterated by the minister at the meet As a ..

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G20 Finance Ministers Meet: Nirmala Sitaraman represents India

On March 31, 2020, Nirmala Sitaraman represented India to attend the second G20 Finance Minister Meet. The virtual meet was chaired by Saudi Arabia. Highlights During the first Extraordinary Virtual meet, the finance ministers of the member countries decided to meet on a regular basis. The ministers are currently in the process of framing a ..

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Extraordinary G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meet

On March 31, 2020, the “Extraordinary G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Virtual Meet” was held through video conferencing. The Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal represented India at the meet. Highlights India had called for easy movement of health professionals and enhanced access to affordable medicines across national borders. Amidst the threat of COVID-19, India is ..

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