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G20 express concern over risks from intensified trade conflict

The G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors has expressed concerns that trade and geopolitical tensions have intensified raising risks for improving global growth. The meet stopped short of calling for a resolution of a deepening U.S.-China trade conflict. The meeting agreed to compile common rules to close loopholes used by global tech ..

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Reviving IBSA

IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) had become redundant after South Africa joined BRIC as its fifth member. Now the efforts are made to revive the IBSA. Efforts at Regaining IBSA The eleventh BRICS summit scheduled to be held in Brazil is expected to hold the IBSA summit a day earlier. IBSA Foreign Ministers was ..

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G D Robert Govender conferred V K Krishna Menon award 2019

G D Robert Govender, an Indian–origin journalist in South Africa was honoured with V K Krishna Menon Award 2019 in United Kingdom for his contribution as pioneer of decolonised journalism. He became first person to be honoured with this award posthumously. The award was given by ‘V K Krishna Menon Institute’ on 123rd birth anniversary ..

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India seeks to push reforms at WTO

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries is arranging a mini-ministerial meeting of developing countries on May 13-14 to discuss the future of the multilateral body, World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the development agenda. India is expected to invite close to two dozen countries for discussions on May 13-14. It is second such initiative undertaken by ..

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2019 was observed on March 21st with the theme Mitigating and countering rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies. Racist extremist movements which promote populist, nationalist agendas are spreading in various parts of the world, fueling racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, often targeting migrants ..

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