Conferences

BRICS MoU on climate cooperation signed

India signed an agreement with fellow BRICS countries to deepen cooperation in abatement and control of air and water pollution, efficient management of liquid and solid waste, climate change and conservation of biodiversity.


BRICS meet in New Delhi to focus on security issues

China has signalled that it wants the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) grouping to acquire a larger security dimension, ahead of the departure to New Delhi of State Councillor, Yang Jiechi for a meeting of the national security advisers of the five emerging countries.


No change in official stand on PM’s SAARC visit: Official

In a clarification, a senior MEA source told The Hindu that India has not changed its position on the participation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the SAARC summit scheduled to be held in Islamabad in November this year in the last one month.


Hussain to keep away from MQM’s affairs

A day after the top brass of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) revolted against his leadership, party chief Altaf Hussain issued a statement on Wednesday endorsing their decision to keep him away from party affairs.


Building on the Paris Agreement

The 174 countries and the European Union that signed up to the Paris Climate Change Agreement in New York on April 22 have committed themselves to the decision that a range of actions must be undertaken


The road not taken

On March 31 and April 1, leaders of 52 countries including India came together in Washington DC for the fourth Nuclear Security Summit.


India-European Union boost strategic partnership as free trade talks flounder

The Brussels summit evidently did not see the closing of gaps between the two sides


Be bold at the Nuclear Summit

India’s profile in the NSS process is natural given our concerns about global terrorism and the growing threat posed by terrorists seeking to acquire weapons of mass destruction.


Be bold at the Nuclear Summit

India’s profile in the NSS process is natural given our concerns about global terrorism and the growing threat posed by terrorists seeking to acquire weapons of mass destruction.


Building new alliances with BRICS

India’s assumption of the presidency of BRICS (the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa grouping) last month comes at a time when many are questioning the group’s raison d’être.


India to host BRICS summit in October

India will host the eighth annual summit of BRICS from October 15-16 in Goa, in its capacity as chair of the influential bloc comprising five countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa.


India to highlight nuclear best practices

India is likely to highlight the “best practices” in the international nuclear industry and its national nuclear safety record in the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS)


The map of neighbourly outreach

If states have only permanent interests, then India is yet to define them. Until then, New Delhi will swing between chaotic state responses to terrorist attacks and that of dramatic bilateral summits.


After Paris, promises to keep

India would do well to look at the Paris Agreement on climate change through the prism of opportunity, not adversity, and move to a green growth trajectory. Ramping up renewables output and decarbonising the transport sector are good starting points


An opportunity missed at Nairobi

The Nairobi Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation concluded last week after negotiations stretched into an unscheduled fifth day as delegates from the rich nations, emerging market


Government to respond to WTO’s ‘Nairobi package’ in Parliament

In the backdrop of a political intrigue surrounding the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) final Ministerial Declaration at the recently-concluded meet in the Kenyan capital, Commerce Minister, Nirmala


At Paris, something for everyone

India will require a domestic social and economic transformation of a scale that has never been attempted before


Hope on climate & a long road ahead

The Paris Agreement on climate change marks a milestone in preserving the earth’s environment and provides a floor on which to build ambition and action. It is the outcome of a long struggle by millions of citizens


India, U.S. narrow down differences

: As the Paris talks on climate change moved into the final round to produce a “clean text” for consideration on Friday, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar went into an hour-long huddle with


India rejects ‘artificial deadlines’ for WTO deal

India has said it will neither agree to ‘artificial deadlines’ to conclude the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Doha Round negotiations aimed at liberalising global trade, nor concur with rich nations