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Global Europe 17-01-2022

India working on Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine

India's Gennova Biopharmaceuticals is working on an Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine candidate that could be ready in a month or two, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Global Europe 14-01-2022

Britain and India aim to finalise FTA agreement by year-end

Britain and India formally launched free trade agreement talks in New Delhi on Thursday (13 January) with the aim of wrapping up a deal by the end of the year that could boost annual bilateral trade by billions of pounds.
Global Europe 13-01-2022

Britain and India to formally launch trade talks

Britain and India will on Thursday (13 January) formally launch free trade agreement talks in New Delhi, seeking freer movement of goods and people with a deal projected to increase bilateral trade by billions of pounds.
Global Europe 03-01-2022

India launches drive to vaccinate children before a feared Omicron surge

India started vaccinating children aged 15 to 18 against the coronavirus as it quickly expands its inoculation effort to cover the world's largest adolescent population amid fears the Omicron variant will drive a new surge of infections.
EU-India 21-12-2021

India woos Central Asian countries in geopolitical race for influence

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the foreign ministers of the five Central Asian countries in New Delhi on Monday (20 December) in what appears to be an effort to compete with the influence of other geopolitical players in the region: Russia, China, and Pakistan.
Global Europe 08-12-2021

India armed forces head among 13 dead in helicopter crash

The head of India's armed forces, General Bipin Rawat, was among 13 people killed on Wednesday (8 December) when the military helicopter they were travelling in crashed, the air force said.
Global Europe 06-12-2021

Putin and Modi discuss trade, humanitarian situation in Afghanistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin in New Delhi on Monday (6 December), with trade and the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan both on the agenda.
Energy 01-12-2021

Renewable energy has ‘another record year of growth’, says IEA

It has been another record year for renewable energy, despite the Covid-19 pandemic and rising costs for raw materials around the world, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian Environment, reports.
Climate change 15-11-2021

‘A step in the right direction’: EU reacts to COP26 deal

The United Nations target of containing global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius “remains within reach, but the work is far from done,” said Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission.
EU-India 02-11-2021

Modi says India targets net-zero emissions by 2070

India's prime minister used the COP26 climate talks to announce 2070 as the target for his country to reach net-zero carbon emissions, two decades beyond what scientists say is needed to avert catastrophic climate impacts.
EU-India 25-10-2021

Modi confirms COP26 attendance in boost to summit

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the COP26 climate summit, his office confirmed Sunday (24 October), in a major boost for the conference that has already been snubbed by key world leaders.
EU-India 21-10-2021

India reaches milestone of one billion vaccinations

India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive has achieved a historic milestone of administering 1 billion vaccine doses, mostly India-made, the authorities in New Delhi announced on Thursday (21 October).
EU-India 01-10-2021

Rich nations must commit more than $100 billion in climate fight, says India

Rich nations need to commit much more than $100 billion to help poor countries fight climate change due to their high historical share of emissions, India’s chief economic adviser said on Thursday (30 September), ahead of a UN Climate Change...
Economy & Jobs 16-09-2021

EU sweetens its Blue Card for foreign professionals

The EU's Blue Card giving eligible foreign professionals the right to live and work in the bloc is being made more attractive under modifications approved Wednesday (15 September) by the European Parliament.
Global Europe 15-09-2021

African Union slams vaccine manufacturers for restricting access

The African Union on Tuesday (14 September) accused manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines of denying African countries a fair chance to buy them, and urged manufacturing countries - in particular India - to lift export restrictions on vaccines and their components.
Global Europe 01-07-2021

Russia COVID-19 deaths hit new record as EU eyes tourism reboot

Russia's Covid-19 death toll reached a record on Wednesday (30 June) as the country battled the highly infectious Delta variant, even as Europe prepared to launch an EU-wide Covid certificate to boost its devastated tourism industry.
Economy & Jobs 07-06-2021

Steam rises as India and Pakistan take basmati battle to EU

From biryani to pilau, Pakistan and India's shared culinary landscape is defined by basmati, a distinctive long-grain rice now at the centre of the latest tussle between the bitter nuclear rivals.
Development Policy 17-05-2021

WHO urges rich countries to donate shots instead of vaccinating children

The World Health Organization urged rich countries on Friday (14 May) to reconsider plans to vaccinate children and instead donate COVID-19 shots to the COVAX scheme that shares them with poorer nations. The WHO is hoping more countries will follow...
Global Europe 13-05-2021

Independent expert panel blasts early pandemic failures

An expert panel on Wednesday (12 May) blamed bad coordination as well as dithering by national governments and international organisations for the failure to tackle Covid-19 before it became a full-blown pandemic, as India's death toll topped 250,000.
Global Europe 13-05-2021

EU Commission urges limiting travel from India

The European Commission on Wednesday (12 May) urged EU member states to work together to restrict travel from India in order to limit the spread of a Covid-19 variant that has ravaged the Asian country.
Global Europe 12-05-2021

India’s COVID deaths cross quarter million mark, no sign of peak

India said a record number of people were killed by the coronavirus, pushing its death toll over a quarter million, while a leading virologist said it was too early to say if infections had reached a peak.
Coronavirus 05-05-2021

India posts record daily rise in coronavirus deaths

India’s coronavirus deaths rose by a record 3,780 during the last 24 hours, a day after it became the second country to cross the grim milestone of 20 million infections after the United states.
Global Europe 03-05-2021

Blinken in UK as G7 foreign ministers discuss in-person Russia, China

Britain this week hosts the first face-to-face meeting of G7 foreign ministers in two years, joined by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, as world powers tackle pandemic recovery plus growing tensions with Russia and China.
Global Europe 26-04-2021

Vaccine doses pass one billion mark globally, but many nations lag behind

The number of Covid-19 jabs administered globally surpassed the one billion mark on Saturday (24 April), offering hope even as the number of virus cases worldwide hit a new daily record mainly due to an explosion of infections in India.