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PM Modi Calls For Immediate Ceasefire In Ukraine In His Talks With Danish PM

PM Modi Calls For Immediate Ceasefire In Ukraine In His Talks With Danish PM

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a bilateral meeting with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen. The Ukraine matter quite dominated PM Modi’s talks as he emphasized on the need for an immediate ceasefire in the Russia-Ukraine war. He also stressed on the adoption of dialogue and diplomacy to resolve the ongoing crisis between Russia and Ukraine. Apart from that, the Indo-Pacific and EU-India ties figured predominantly in PM Modi’s talks with the Danish PM. Mette Frederiksen strongly condemned Russia’s action in Ukraine and termed it as ‘unprovoked and unlawful aggression’. Going a step ahead of the Germany PM, the Danish PM also expressed her hope that India would influence Russia in discussions to end the war. Meanwhile, India and Denmark signed 9 agreements, reviewed their Green Strategic Partnership, and discussed cooperation in renewable energy, wind energy, and green hydrogen. In his media remarks, PM Modi said: “We called for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and adoption of dialogue and diplomacy to resolve the problem,” A joint statement released after Modi- Frederiksen meet read: “The two PMs expressed their serious concern about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. They unequivocally condemned civilian deaths in Ukraine. They reiterated the need for an immediate cessation of hostilities. They emphasized that the contemporary global order has been built on the UN Charter, international law and respect for sovereignty and the territorial integrity of states. They discussed the destabilizing effect of the conflict in Ukraine and its broader regional and global implications,” PM Modi also expressed that he hopes that the negotiations on the India-EU Free Trade Agreement will be concluded at the earliest.

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 3,205 New Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.74%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 3,205 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 19,509. Meanwhile, the nation has recorded 2,802 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, and the total recoveries have reached 4,25,44,689. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 0.98% and 0.76%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 83.89 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 189.48 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

Jodhpur Police Arrests Around 52 People After Communal Clashes Reported On Eid

The Jodhpur police have arrested 52 people after violent clashes erupted between two communities at Jalori Gate on the occasion of Eid. Apart from that, 54 more people have been detained in connection with the violence. The communal clashes erupted after Eid flags were put up on the Jalori Gate circle and police had to use tear gas and batons to disperse the crowd and stop the stone-pelting incidents. The Rajasthan government has put a curfew in parts of Jodhpur, including Udai Mandir and Nagori Gate. Targeting the Bhartiya Janata Party, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said: “This is the agenda of the BJP because inflation, unemployment has gone so far up, they cannot control it. So, they are doing this deliberately to divert attention.” In the past few weeks, many such communal clash incidents have been reported from various states, including Delhi, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

India May Become a $5-Trillion Economy By FY-29 As Per IMF Data

According to the latest International Monetary Fund data, India could become a $5-trillion economy by the financial year-29. As per the IMF’s World Economic Outlook database, India’s GDP would rise to $4.92 trillion in FY-28, and it could be in FY-29 that the country might cross the $5-trillion mark. The Narendra Modi government have kept the target of reaching $5 trillion by 2025. However, the Indian government had maintained that the FY25 target of India’s GDP might get delayed by a year or two. Chief Economic Advisor V Anantha Nageswaran said in February: “If we continue to retain the path of 8 percent of real GDP growth, it will translate into even 8 percent dollar GDP growth. If we extrapolate it, we should be a $5-trillion economy in terms of nominal GDP in the financial year 2025-26 or the financial year 2026-27,”

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