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  • Hours after a violent mob of President Trump’s supporters breached the U.S. Capitol, Congress reconvened to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.
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PM Modi addresses Leaders’ Summit on Climate

New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Leaders’ Summit on Climate via video conferencing on April 22. During the summit, PM said, “Humanity is battling a global pandemic right now and this event is a timely reminder that grave threat of Climate Change hasn’t disappeared. It is a lived reality for millions around the world.” “President Biden and I are launching ‘India-Us Climate & Clean Energy Agenda 2030 partnership’. We will help mobilise investments, demonstrate clean technologies and enable green collaborations,” he added.
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  • ANI

    UK PM extends support to Biden's emissions target commitment, calls it 'game-changer' for world

    London [UK], April 22 (ANI): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that President Joe Biden's announcement to commit the United States to a roughly 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 is a "game-changer" for the world.

  • PTI

    We need a green planet, but the world is on red alert: UN chief says at Climate summit

    United Nations, Apr 22 (PTI) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on the world leaders to put a price on carbon, end subsidies for fossil fuels and stop financing of coal and building of new coal power plants as he sounded alarm that the the world is on red alert. Speaking at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate convened by US President Joe Biden on Thursday, Guterres sounded a dire warning that Mother Nature is not waiting” and we need a green planet — but the world is on red alert. Calling on world leaders everywhere to take action, Guterres said they must put a price on carbon and shift taxation from income to carbon.

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    PM Modi addresses Leaders’ Summit on Climate

    New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Leaders’ Summit on Climate via video conferencing on April 22. During the summit, PM said, “Humanity is battling a global pandemic right now and this event is a timely reminder that grave threat of Climate Change hasn’t disappeared. It is a lived reality for millions around the world.” “President Biden and I are launching ‘India-Us Climate & Clean Energy Agenda 2030 partnership’. We will help mobilise investments, demonstrate clean technologies and enable green collaborations,” he added.

  • Reuters

    U.S., other countries deepen climate goals at Earth Day summit

    The United States and two other countries hiked their targets for slashing greenhouse gas emissions at a global climate summit hosted by President Joe Biden, an event meant to resurrect U.S. leadership in the fight against global warming. Biden unveiled the goal to cut emissions by 50%-52% from 2005 levels at the start of a two-day climate summit kicked off on Earth Day and attended virtually by leaders of 40 countries including big emitters China, India and Russia.

  • ANI

    US announces to cut greenhouse emissions in half by 2030

    Washington [US], April 22 (ANI): Laying out his vision for a greener economy, US President Joe Biden on Thursday announced that the United States would cut its greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030 as part of the country's efforts to combat climate change.

  • News18

    Twitter Erupts in Celebration after US Court Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty of George Floyd's Murder

    President Joe Biden addressed the nation soon after the Derek Chauvin verdict and called it 'an important step'.

  • News18

    Climate Activist Greta Thunberg to Testify to US Congress on Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg will testify Thursday to a US congressional hearing on fossil fuel subsidies, which the committee's progressive chairman is pressuring President Joe Biden to end.

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    Following are the top foreign stories at 1730 hrs

    FGN19 UK-FLIGHTS-LD INDIA UK's Heathrow Airport refuses to allow extra flights from India ahead of 'red list' ban London: Heathrow Airport in London, the UK's largest and busiest airport, has declined requests from at least four international aircraft carriers to land eight extra flights from India on Thursday, ahead of the coronavirus pandemic red list travel ban which comes into force from Friday. By Aditi Khanna FGN22 VIRUS-AUS-LD INDIA Australia to reduce number of flights from India by 30 per cent due to a coronavirus spike Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced a 30-per cent reduction in flights coming from high-risk COVID-19 nations like India, following an alarming rise in coronavirus cases in institutionalised quarantine centres in the country. By Natasha Chaku FGN18 US-CLIMATE-SUMMIT-BIDEN Biden to set new target to achieve a 50-52 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas pollution by 2030 Washington: US President Joe Biden on Thursday will announce a new target for his country to achieve a 50-52 per cent reduction from 2005 levels in economy-wide net greenhouse gas pollution in 2030, officials said. By Lalit K Jha FGN21 UK-INDIA-BUSINESS Indian footprint expands in UK despite Covid crisis, finds new ‘India Meets Britain Tracker’ London: The number of Indian companies operating in the UK and their job creation levels have registered growth despite the challenges of Brexit and COVID-19 pandemic over the past year, the 'India Meets Britain Tracker' concludes in a report released here on Thursday. By Aditi Khanna FGN13 UK-TATA-LIBERTY-STEEL-COURT Tata Steel takes Liberty Steel to court in UK over ‘missed payments’ London: Indian steel major Tata Steel has filed a commercial court claim in the UK against British Indian steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta led GFG Alliance, which owns Liberty Steel, over alleged missed payments from an acquisition dating back to 2017. By Aditi Khanna FGN14 PAK-LD BLAST Bomb blast in hotel parking in Pakistan kills 5 Karachi: A powerful bomb blast in the parking area of a luxury hotel in the restive southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta has killed at least five persons and injured 12 others, authorities have said, dismissing reports that the Chinese Ambassador was present in the building when the explosion occurred.

  • News18

    Need High-speed, Large Scale Concrete Action to Combat Climate Change: PM Modi

    He also launched the 'India-US climate and clean energy Agenda 2030 partnership' with US President Joe Biden.

  • Reuters

    Analysis: U.S. financial regulators in hot seat as Biden ramps up climate agenda

    As U.S. President Joe Biden escalates his climate change agenda, pressure is growing on the country's regulators to catch up with Europe and incorporate various risks posed by climate change into their oversight of the financial system. The White House is expected to soon issue an executive order on climate change which could require the country's systemic risk watchdog to assess how climate change could hurt financial companies and markets, and to gather and share relevant data. It could also tell agencies to consider climate change risks when supervising financial firms and to reverse rules introduced by former President Donald Trump's administration which have curbed sustainable investments, according to progressive groups.