US China trade deal signing in week

White House’s trade adviser on Monday said the US-China Phase 1 trade deal would likely be signed in the next week, but said confirmation would come from President Donald Trump or the US Trade Representative. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, in an interview on Fox News, cited a report that Chinese Vice Premier Liu HeContinue reading “US China trade deal signing in week”

Iraqi protesters attacked the US embassy in Baghdad

Hundreds of Iraqis are attempting to storm the US Embassy in Baghdad following deadly airstrikes on Shia militia in Iraq. Pentagon said it had targeted three locations of the Iranian-backed Shiite militia group in Iraq and two in Syria. The locations included weapons storage facilities and command and control locations the group had used toContinue reading “Iraqi protesters attacked the US embassy in Baghdad”

Hong Kong New Year’s Day March

Hong Kong protesters are to hold a mass demonstration to mark the first day of January. Hong Kong Police to deploy thousands of officers ahead of mass New Year’s protests. Hong Kong Police today accused activists in the pro-democracy movement of inciting minors to commit crimes. The claim comes two days before a planned NewContinue reading “Hong Kong New Year’s Day March”

Year 2019 was hottest in Russia

Year 2019 was hottest ever registered in Russia @brusselstimesYear 2019 was the hottest ever registered in Russia, as climate change pushes global temperatures to record highs. Moscow’s average temperature for 2019 had hit 7.6 to 7.7 degrees Celsius, beating the previous record by 0.3 degrees. Weather records have been kept since 1879 in Moscow andContinue reading “Year 2019 was hottest in Russia”

Russia, Ukraine finalize deal on gas

“Russia and Ukraine have signed a five-year, $7 billion deal on the transit of Russian natural gas to Europe following intense negotiations ahead of a year-end deadline” Moscow and Kiev yesterday signed a five-year agreement on the transit of Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine. The deal finalized after months of difficult talks but justContinue reading “Russia, Ukraine finalize deal on gas”

Coldest day in more than a century

With days enlarging from 22 December more sunshine are likely to give relief from biting chilling cold in days with Lohri festival favorable weather sighted. Cold wave further intensifies in North India Cold wave has further intensified in North India. BBC reports: Thick fog blanketed the city on Monday as the maximum day temperature droppedContinue reading “Coldest day in more than a century”

Manoj Mukund, 28th Chief of Army Staff

General Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as 28th Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane took charge as the 28th Chief of Army Staff today succeeding General Bipin Rawat. General Naravane served as Vice Chief of the Army before taking charge of the 1.3 million-strong Army. In his 37 years of service, General NaravaneContinue reading “Manoj Mukund, 28th Chief of Army Staff”

Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains

Development Seminar| World Development Report 2020: Wednesday, January 8th, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Brookings India, No. 6, Second Floor, Dr. Jose P. Rizal Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. Dear Mr. Singh, I am delighted to invite you to attend a discussion on the World Development Report 2020 on “Trading for Development in the Age of Global ValueContinue reading “Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains”