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  • India’s voice will be particularly consequential in regional order building and along with Indonesia and Vietnam should have more say and a greater stake in institutions and norm-setting in the Indo-Pacific region suggested Rod Hilton. Australia was one of the first countries to come out in support of India’s Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative.

    Parent BigTree Entertainment is in the process of closing new $100 million round with Goldman Sachs.

    Modi has already reinvented himself once, from a business-friendly CM to a welfarist PM.

    A men’s rights group called Syngkhong Rympei Thymmai (SRT), meaning a wedge that stabilises the shaking home, has been advocating equitable division of property to all children irrespective of gender. Broadly, SRT has been striving to overturn matriliny and establish patriliny in the Khasi tribe since 1990.

    A proposal for including the mainland Asian elephant or Indian elephant in Appendix 1 of the Convention of Migratory Species has been submitted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

    "Our focus is to connect India's northeast with Thailand. northeast is being developed as a gateway to south-east Asia. This initiative will immensely strengthen India's act east policy and Thailand's Act West Policy," PM Modi said in his address at the 'Sawasdee PM Modi' event in Bangkok on day one of his visit for ASEAN, EAS and RCEP Summits.

    Prime Minister Modi emphasised the value India attaches to Myanmar's cooperation in ensuring that insurgent groups do not find space to operate across the India-Myanmar border, the release said. Myanmar is one of India's strategic neighbours and shares a 1,640-km-long border with a number of northeastern states including militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur.

    Rather than play the RCEP decision as a bold move and an act of great leadership — ‘Modi hai to mumkin hai’ (Modi makes it possible), said commerce and industries minister Piyush Goyal — it would be wiser to use it as an opportunity to hold a mirror to the nation and unveil a bold strategy of economic reconstruction.

    The value of the region’s online transactions in areas from internet retail to car-hailing should reach $300 billion by 2025: Report

    US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien, responding to questions on the increasing Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific region, said that countries should deal with each other as sovereigns, equals and in accordance with the international law and customs. "There is no room for imperial powers anymore. Those days are in the past.

    A new international study re-evaluated the carbon impacts of forests that were destroyed or degraded between 2000 and 2013, adding up to 49 million hectares (121 million acres), roughly the size of Spain. The carbon released from losses to those "intact forests" will amount to more than six times previous estimates when additional emissions caused by changes to the forest up to 2050 are included, it found.

    In the book titled ' Diversity in Development', Nayyar writes that Asia could account for more than one-half of world income and more than half of the people on Earth.

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