India and Australia on Saturday signed an economic and trade cooperation agreement under which Canberra would provide duty-free access to its market for more than 95% of Indian products such as textiles, leather, jewelery and sporting goods. The India-Australia Economic and Trade Cooperation Agreement was signed by Minister for Trade and Industry Piyush Goyal and Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan during a virtual ceremony, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison.
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PM Modi meets with Nepali Prime Minister in Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba meet at Hyderabad House in Delhi.
1 million jobs should be created in India within 4 to 5 years
We expect to create one million jobs in India in the next 4-5 years. A number of new opportunities will open up for Indian leaders and yoga instructors in the coming times. We also discussed the cooperation of educational institutions between India and Australia: Union Minister Piyush Goyal on IndAus ECTA
Vaccination at BMC centers will resume on Monday
No Covid-19 vaccination in BMC centers today and tomorrow on the occasion of Gudi Padwa. Vaccination will resume on Monday, April 4.
Both economies can meet each other’s needs: PM Modi
Great potential between our two economies to meet the needs of the other. With this agreement, we will be able to benefit from opportunities. Based on this agreement, together we can contribute to increasing the resilience and stability of supply chains in the Indo-Pacific region: PM
India-Australia Trade Pact
India and Australia sign interim trade pact to boost economic ties
“India and Australia are natural partners”
India and Australia are natural partners, bound by common values of democracy, rule of law and transparency. Like 2 brothers, the 2 nations have supported each other during the pandemic: Union Min Piyush Goyal at the virtual signing ceremony of the India-Australia Economic and Trade Cooperation Agreement
Thousands flee Mariupol as Red Cross prepares for new rescue operation
More than 3,000 people fled the besieged Mariupol region in a convoy of buses and private cars, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday as the Red Cross prepared a new evacuation effort for the devastated southern port.
Buses carrying residents of Mariupol arrive in Zaporizhzhia
Dozens of buses packed with exhausted evacuees from Mariupol and other Russian-occupied towns in southeastern Ukraine arrived in Zaporizhzhia on Friday to the relief of relatives waiting, according to an AFP reporter on the spot. .
Navratri celebration in MP
Madhya Pradesh | Devotees take part in the traditional festivities by offering prayers at Ram ghat in Ujjain on f… https://t.co/Lx1OceajBG
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Russia launches 3 missile strikes on Odessa in Ukraine
Ukrainian authorities said Russia launched three missile strikes on the strategic port city of Odessa, causing casualties.
Economic crisis in Sri Lanka
Ship carrying 40,000 tonnes of diesel under Indian line of credit reaches island nation
Covid cases in India
India reports 1,260 new cases of COVID19, 1,404 recoveries and 83 deaths in past 24 hours
Gujarat: Lemon prices soar to Rs 200/kg in Rajkot
PM Modi greets people on Navratri, Vikram Samvat
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the occasion of the start of Navratri and also the traditional Indian New Year, which is celebrated as different festivals in different parts of India.
- “Happy Navratri to all compatriots. May this festival of Shakti worship infuse new energy into everyone’s life,” he tweeted.
- May Vikram Samvat bring new enthusiasm and zeal to your life, he said in another tweet. Modi also sent his greetings on the occasion of Ugadi, Cheti Chand, Sajibu Cheiraoba, Navreh and Gudi Padwa; various festivals celebrated in different parts of the country to mark the traditional New Year.
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou named chairwoman in rotating role
- Telecom giant Huawei Technologies has handed its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who returned to China in 2021 after nearly three years of detention in Canada, the new rotating position of chairwoman, according to the company’s website.
- Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, will act as a company executive and lead Huawei’s board of directors for six months when it is her turn. The announcement did not specify when his term would begin. The rotating presidents are Eric Xu and Ken Hu. Meng is also vice president and will remain chief financial officer, according to the company’s website.
China says it’s not deliberately circumventing Russia sanctions
- China is not deliberately circumventing sanctions against Russia, a senior Chinese diplomat says, a day after China and the European Union held a virtual summit during which the EU told Beijing not to allow Moscow circumvent Western sanctions imposed for its invasion of Ukraine.
- Wang Lutong, director general of European affairs at China’s foreign ministry, said China contributes to the global economy by conducting normal trade with Russia.
Cordelia Cruise’s drug case
NCB panch witness in the Cordelia Cruise drug case, Prabhakar Sail died yesterday. According to his lawyer Tushar Khandare, he died yesterday of a heart attack at his residence in Mahul district of Chembur.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Final Draw
#FIFAWorldCup 2022 Final Draw | Former World Cup winners Spain and Germany together in Group E. France in Group D.… https://t.co/gYDqTBY3HI
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China reports 2,129 new COVID cases
Mainland China reported 2,129 new cases of COVID-19 on April 1, up from 1,827 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Saturday. The National Health Commission said in a statement that 2,086 of the new cases were local infections, up from 1,787 a day earlier. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose from 5,559 to 7,869.
Pentagon commits additional $300 million in security aid to Ukraine
US Department of Defense will provide up to $300 million in security assistance to bolster Ukraine’s ability to defend itself, says Pentagon press secretary John Kirby
Sarah Palin announces her run for the US House seat from Alaska
Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate, will run for Alaska’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, The New York Times reported on Friday. It would be Palin’s first bid for public office since serving as John McCain’s running mate in a campaign that saw Democrat Barack Obama elected president in November 2008.
Gasoline and diesel prices
- Petrol and Diesel prices in Delhi at Rs 102.61 per liter and Rs 93.87 per liter respectively today (increased by 80 paise)
- In Mumbai, petrol and diesel prices per liter at Rs 117.57 and Rs 101.79 (increased by 85 paise)
- In Chennai, petrol and diesel prices per liter at Rs 108.21 and Rs 108.21 (increased by 76 paise)
- In Kolkata, the price of petrol is Rs 112.19 (increased by 84 paise) and diesel is Rs 97.02 (increased by 80 paise)
Over 3,000 ‘saved’ from Mariupol: Zelenskyy
Ukrainian Zelenskyy said more than 3,000 people had been “rescued” from besieged Mariupol in the war-torn country. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Moscow would be ready to supply India with any goods it wants to buy from us.
Will Smith quits Academy for slapping Chris Rock at Oscars
Will Smith quits Academy for slapping Chris Rock at Oscars "The list of those I have hurt is long… https://t.co/zKTbf491uC
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US cancels ballistic missile test
The United States has canceled a planned test launch of its Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in an effort to reduce nuclear tensions with Russia amid the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine, the US Air Force said on Friday. Strength (local time). The US Air Force press office confirmed the cancellation to Xinhua, saying the reason for the decision was the same as when the Air Force announced the postponement of the test on March 2, in order to avoid any misinterpretation or miscommunication with Russia during Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine.