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'It will further strengthen grouping': Narendra Modi reacts as US becomes 101st member of International Solar Alliance
India

'It will further strengthen grouping': Narendra Modi reacts as US becomes 101st member of International Solar Alliance

The launch of the ISA was announced by the prime minister and Francois Hollande on 30 November 2015, at the 21st session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Paris

How Narendra Modi stood tall at Glasgow to show the world a way out of climate mess
World

How Narendra Modi stood tall at Glasgow to show the world a way out of climate mess

India’s leadership in dealing with climate change will spur other countries to raise their own contributions in meeting this global challenge

As China’s Belt and Road Initiative steams ahead in Africa, West plays catch up
World

As China’s Belt and Road Initiative steams ahead in Africa, West plays catch up

There is not much detail on the Build Back Better World initiative as it applies to Africa, but there certainly is a newfound Western interest in the continent because of heightened Chinese activities in the region

India, Portugal sign 14 pacts after Modi, Kovind hold talks with Portuguese president; Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa to visit Goa today
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India, Portugal sign 14 pacts after Modi, Kovind hold talks with Portuguese president; Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa to visit Goa today

India and Portugal on Friday exchanged 14 agreements and understandings in a number of key areas as President Ram Nath Kovind hosted his Portuguese counterpart in New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj says honouring Narendra Modi with UNEP Champion of the Earth award a 'fitting recognition of his leadership'
India

Sushma Swaraj says honouring Narendra Modi with UNEP Champion of the Earth award a 'fitting recognition of his leadership'

On 26 September, Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron were recognised in the Policy Leadership category of the world body's highest environmental honour, Champions of the Earth.

Narendra Modi says India aiming to generate 40 percent electricity from non-fossil fuels by 2030
India

Narendra Modi says India aiming to generate 40 percent electricity from non-fossil fuels by 2030

Modi said he saw the 121-country International Solar Alliance (ISA) as the future OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) for meeting energy needs of the world.

India's solar industry wins global funding, gets support to tackle climate change
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India's solar industry wins global funding, gets support to tackle climate change

The goal of International Solar Alliance is to raise $1 trillion by 2030 from public, private investors.

Sushma Swaraj says India ready to take lead on climate change citing country's leadership in International Solar Alliance
India

Sushma Swaraj says India ready to take lead on climate change citing country's leadership in International Solar Alliance

For its part to fight climate change, she said India has set a target of generating 175 gigawatts of solar and wind energy by 2022 and has installed over 300 million LED bulbs saving $2 billion and 4 GW of electricity. India is planning to reduce emission intensity of our GDP by 25 percent over the 2005 levels by 2020 and by 33-35 per cent by 2030, she added.

Antonio Guterres to visit India in October: UN chief to participate in Gandhi Jayanti celebrations; will meet PM, President, EAM
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Antonio Guterres to visit India in October: UN chief to participate in Gandhi Jayanti celebrations; will meet PM, President, EAM

On 1 October, UN chief Antonio Guterres will formally open the new UN House in New Delhi, and on 2 October he will participate in the closing session of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention.

India, Rwanda likely to sign agreements in defence, agriculture during Narendra Modi's Africa tour: A look at bilateral ties
India

India, Rwanda likely to sign agreements in defence, agriculture during Narendra Modi's Africa tour: A look at bilateral ties

Narendra Modi is set to leave for a five-day three-nation tour of Africa on Monday afternoon and will first arrive in Rwanda marking the first ever visit by an Indian prime minister.

Narendra Modi meets Kazakhstan president on sidelines of SCO Summit, invites him to join International Solar Alliance
World

Narendra Modi meets Kazakhstan president on sidelines of SCO Summit, invites him to join International Solar Alliance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a "productive" meeting with Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev and invited his country to join the International Solar Alliance.

Narendra Modi says efforts to artificially distort oil prices are detrimental, calls for responsible pricing
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Narendra Modi says efforts to artificially distort oil prices are detrimental, calls for responsible pricing

In a subtle message to OPEC, Narendra Modi said efforts to distort oil prices are self-defeating & a global consensus must be built for responsible pricing

Ram Nath Kovind becomes first head of state to address Swaziland's Parliament, announces $1 mn aid
India

Ram Nath Kovind becomes first head of state to address Swaziland's Parliament, announces $1 mn aid

India donated $1 million to support Swaziland's national disaster management agency and expressed commitment to the developmental partnership to create local capacities in the country

News18 Rising India Summit: Narendra Modi lays out a CEO's assessment of country's rise in global economy
India

News18 Rising India Summit: Narendra Modi lays out a CEO's assessment of country's rise in global economy

A large part of the prime minister's speech was focused on the development work that his government has carried out in the country's eastern part with a special focus on North East.

World leaders pledge to use more solar power, create jobs at founding conference of International Solar Alliance
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World leaders pledge to use more solar power, create jobs at founding conference of International Solar Alliance

Speaking alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), French President Emmanuel Macron said there are financing and regulation hurdles for achieving the solar power capacity target

International Solar Alliance: Narendra Modi holds bilateral talks with eleven world leaders on sidelines of summit
India

International Solar Alliance: Narendra Modi holds bilateral talks with eleven world leaders on sidelines of summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with the presidents of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on key issues, including developmental cooperation, besides holding parleys with leaders from nine other countries on the sidelines of the solar alliance meet

ISA summit: Narendra Modi suggests turning to Vedas to combat climate change, calls for less-risky finances to promote solar energy
India

ISA summit: Narendra Modi suggests turning to Vedas to combat climate change, calls for less-risky finances to promote solar energy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for concessional and less-risky finances for raising the share of solar electricity in the energy mix and pledged to generate 175 GW of electricity in India from renewable energy sources by 2022

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena arrives in New Delhi, will attend International solar alliance
India

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena arrives in New Delhi, will attend International solar alliance

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena arrived in India on Saturday to attend the first conference of the founding members of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi. He will head to Japan afterwards

Emmanuel Macron in India: Maritime security, counter-terrorism high on agenda during French president's visit
India

Emmanuel Macron in India: Maritime security, counter-terrorism high on agenda during French president's visit

Maritime security and counter-terrorism will be high on the agenda among a number of other bilateral issues when French President Emmanuel Macron comes on a four-day visit to India

'India offers everything you seek': Full text of Narendra Modi's WEF 2018 opening plenary address
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'India offers everything you seek': Full text of Narendra Modi's WEF 2018 opening plenary address

Delivering the keynote address at the World Economic Forum Annual Summit in Davos, Modi sought to position India in a leadership role globally and urged leaders to come together to help the world get rid of its fractures