REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC
View: Out of the Covid-19 disaster comes privatisation, and other reforms
Modi government's dramatic embrace of privatisation is unambiguous and stunning.
RCEP nations offer India package to return to negotiating table
Members of the trade bloc urged India to convey its initial response to the p...
RCEP urges India to return to negotiating table as Covid-19 wrecks economies
“The 29th RCEP Trade Negotiating Committee Meeting was held via ...
Trade talks with the US are to India's advantage: Piyush Goyal
Terming the negotiations complex, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said a big win would be when Indian people can benefit from it and that innovation, research and development, and better technologies are the areas that New Delhi is focusing on.
Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: FM Nirmala Sitharaman gives comprehensive overview of Rs 20 Lakh Cr allocated to project
In the last and final session of announcements for labour, land and liquidity support by centre, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, after ...
US to end sanctions waiver for all countries in Iran nuclear deal
The US will end the last remaining sanctions waiver that allowed countries like China to cooperate with Iran on civil nuclear projects.
New Zealand trade ministry allays India’s dairy import fears
New Zealand is a member of RCEP and was pushing for opening up of India’s dairy sector, triggering fears of dumping of dairy products from milk-surplus countries Australia and New Zealand. Opening up of the dairy sector was one of the key concern areas for India in the RCEP talks.
India steps up engagement in Indo-Pacific region amid China's Health Silk Road initiative
India is stepping up engagement in its neighbourhood including in the Indian Ocean Region as part of Indo-Pacific vision amid China's renewed attempts to expand its strategic footprint across Asia by taking advantage of the Covid-19 crisis.
India largely insulated from Covid-19 blow, says Piyush Goyal at ET GBS 2020
Piyush Goyal, minister of railways and commerce and industry, said India is relatively more insulated from the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak since its inter-dependency is less than other parts of the world.
UNHRC skirting around cross-border terror issue in J&K: Jaishankar at ET GBS 2020
India has tried to reduce the number of stateless people in the country through the CAA and that should be appreciated, foreign minister S Jaishankar said in a session moderated by Pranab Dhal Samanta.
India open to mutually benefitting collaborations with interested countries: Goyal
The minister said India gives the most importance to "the fair dealing and the reciprocity" while signing any multilateral agreements. He said it was not there because of which India did not participate in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
New Zealand for bilateral trade pact with India if New Delhi does not join RCEP
"I met with your minister of commerce (Piyush Goyal) yesterday and we discussed those issues. Of course, New Zealand and India have been busy for some years negotiating through the rubric of RCEP and we will know by the end of the year as to whether India chooses to stay out or participate in RCEP.
Indian Foreign Secretary leads Covid diplomacy in Indo-Pacific region
There was shared interest in carrying forward engagement on medium-term planning for safe and sustained economic recovery and growth in the national economies; resilience and redundancies in vital supply chains building on mutual complementarities; and for speedy development and dissemination of vaccines and therapeutics.
'Govt working on comprehensive policy for elderly citizens'
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot noted that the government has brought Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, which is being scrutinised by a standing committee, and it has provisions for day care centre and old age homes, which would be run with the help of NGOs.
Govt yet to take call on RCEP meeting invitation
The ASEAN Secretariat has invited India to attend the meeting to sort out its issues related to the proposed free trade deal. “India has received the invitation for the meeting. No decision has been taken on the issue,” said an official.
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