Officials earlier said the recent developments in Afghanistan and the situation in the Indo-Pacific region will figure in the talks. The two countries share a close degree of convergence on a range of regional and global issues as well including ways to deal with terrorism and extremism.
In the Indian context, the announcement of a set of five-point targets by Prime Minister Narendra Modi indicated a significant focus on climate change mitigation.
The report of the Climate Council ranked Australia last among 31 wealthy, developed countries on the criteria of emissions reduction performances and pledges.
Prakash Javadekar said India is the only G-20 country to walk the talk on the Paris climate agreement and 'we have done more than we promised'.
‘We have reduced our emission intensity by 21 per cent when compared to the 2005 levels,’ Modi said at the Climate Ambition Summit.
Trump officially withdrew from the Paris Accords earlier this month, saying that it 'was designed to kill the American economy.'
The Union Minister encouraged a healthy partnership to meet climate change goals under the Paris Agreement.
The 2015 Paris agreement bound the US and 187 countries to keep a check on rising global temperatures.
Donald Trump has repeatedly criticised the agreement as economically detrimental and claimed it could cost the country 2.5 million jobs by 2025.
Donald Trump has repeatedly blamed countries like India and China for not doing enough on climate change.
Mike Pompeo said the US approach incorporates the reality of the global energy mix and uses all energy sources and technologies cleanly and efficiently, including fossils fuels, nuclear energy and renewable energy.
Trump accused scientists of having a "very big political agenda" and asserted that he does not want to put the US, the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, at a disadvantage in responding to climate change.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rejected calls from conservative colleagues to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.