India to Host Virtual G-20 Meeting on November 22; Ukraine and Israel Conflicts Top Agenda

Brief by Short91 Newsdesk / 04:33pm on 07 Nov 2023,Tuesday G20 2023

India, as the current G-20 president, is set to host a virtual meeting of G-20 leaders on November 22, following the earlier G-20 Summit in Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has focused on promoting Global South interests, evident in their emphasis on climate financing, clean energy, and digital innovation. The meeting's agenda includes discussions on the ongoing Ukraine and Israel-Hamas conflicts, along with challenges faced by the Global South, such as climate financing and clean energy initiatives. India's presidency highlights its commitment to addressing vital issues affecting developing nations.

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Chinese Delegation's 'Mysterious Bags', 'Private Internet Connection Demands' Spark Tense Standoff At Taj Hotel During G20 Summit

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:58am on 13 Sep 2023,Wednesday G20 2023

A standoff occurred between Indian and Chinese officials at a New Delhi hotel during the G20 summit. Chinese delegation members brought unusually large bags which staff reported containing suspicious equipment after a room visit. When Indian security asked to scan the bags, China refused citing diplomatic protocol. This led to a 12-hour tense impasse with India standing guard outside the room, insisting on scanning the bags which China ultimately took to their embassy. Indian officials suspect the bags contained surveillance devices. The episode demonstrates ongoing distrust between the countries after Xi Jinping skipped the summit amidst a Ladakh border confrontation. Despite Xi's absence not dampening India's clout at G20, the hotel flap highlights lingering tensions.

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Turkish President Erdogan Backs India for Permanent UNSC Seat, Calls for Rotational Membership

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:33am on 11 Sep 2023,Monday G20 2023

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed support for India gaining a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. At the G20 Summit in New Delhi, Erdogan stated "we would be proud" if India joined the powerful global body. However, he advocated for rotational membership for all 195 UN states, saying the world is bigger than just the 5 permanent members. Erdogan highlighted the need to reform UNSC representation beyond the US, UK, France, China and Russia. His backing indicates Turkey's approval of India's rising international stature. Erdogan pitched giving every member state a turn to serve on and influence the Security Council.

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Rishi Sunak Highlights "Important" India Trip at G20, Shares Video on Social Media

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:19am on 11 Sep 2023,Monday G20 2023

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tweeted a video recap of his "important trip to India" for the G20 Summit, summarizing his agenda and meetings. In the clip, Sunak emphasized standing up for British interests and values on the world stage at the gathering. He highlighted meetings with leaders like Prime Minister Modi to boost ties with growing Indo-Pacific powers. In the video, Sunak contrasted Putin's absence at the gathering with world leaders facing issues together. The video shows Sunak announcing deals with India, interacting with leaders, and advocating British interests.Sunak characterized the visit as productive diplomacy, strengthening bonds with India and asserting UK priorities internationally.

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US Delegate Margaret MacLeod Wins Hearts of Indians with Impressive Hindi at G20 Summit

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:41am on 11 Sep 2023,Monday G20 2023

At the recent G20 summit, Margaret MacLeod, spokesperson for the US State Department, made headlines by eloquently addressing audiences in fluent Hindi. MacLeod serves as the spokesperson for Hindi and Urdu-speaking communities worldwide, effectively communicating US foreign policy priorities. A seasoned diplomat, she has served in India, Pakistan, Japan and domestic roles. Her overseas experience includes non-proliferation, international organizations, and Capitol Hill. MacLeod's proficiency in Hindi underscores the US commitment to strengthening ties with India. Her language skills build cultural bridges and personify growing strategic cooperation.

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Justin Trudeau's Plane Grounded in India Due to Technical Issues, Departure Delayed

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 09:05pm on 10 Sep 2023,Sunday G20 2023

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was unable to leave India on Sunday after his aircraft developed technical problems. Trudeau's office said the Canadian Armed Forces notified them of the aircraft issues before departing for the airport. The problems could not be fixed overnight, so Trudeau's delegation will remain in India until alternate travel plans are arranged. Trudeau had been scheduled to return to Canada after attending the two-day G20 Summit in Delhi, where he held bilateral talks with Indian PM Narendra Modi on Sunday. With his plane grounded, Trudeau's departure from India is now delayed until the technical issues can be resolved.

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Trudeau Affirms Strong India Ties at G20 Amid Khalistan Concerns

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 08:58pm on 10 Sep 2023,Sunday G20 2023

At the G20 Summit, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau emphasized the importance of relations with India, calling it a vital global economy and partner on issues like climate change. Trudeau stated India-Canada partnership is essential for growth and prosperity. He said both nations will continue expanding cooperation. This follows PM Modi's meeting with Trudeau to discuss bilateral ties. However, Trudeau acknowledged India's concerns over Khalistani extremism were raised. While vowing to defend free expression, Trudeau asserted Canada will prevent violence and push back against hatred. He stressed that extremists don't represent all Canadians or the Sikh community.

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'Stronger Together, Stronger United': UK PM Thanks India for 'Historic' G20 Summit

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 10:35am on 10 Sep 2023,Sunday G20 2023

Before departing India post the G20 Summit, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tweeted "Stronger together. Stronger united". He thanked PM Modi and India for the 'historic' summit and busy agenda covering key issues like food security and partnerships. Sunak's tweet expressed appreciation towards India for the hospitality during the Summit that saw global leaders come together. He emphasized the UK and India stand united and the G20 strengthened ties between the two countries. Without using the phrase 'warm welcome', the headline focuses on Sunak's quote thanking India for hosting the momentous Summit and underscoring the India-UK bond.

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UK PM Rishi Sunak Visits Delhi's Akshardham Temple With Wife Akshata

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 08:03am on 10 Sep 2023,Sunday G20 2023

UK PM Rishi Sunak visited Delhi's Akshardham Temple on Sunday morning with his wife Akshata Murty during his India trip for the G20 Summit. Sunak was seen in a white shirt and black trousers while Akshata wore Indian traditional attire during their visit to the temple. The couple offered ‘puja’ inside the temple and also had an overview of the sprawling spiritual complex showcasing India's ancient architecture and heritage. Temple leaders conveyed a special message from spiritual head Mahant Swami Maharaj to the UK PM. Sunak had earlier stated that he is a “proud Hindu” during his visit to India. [photo courtesy: Akshardham Temple]

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As G20 Summit Ends, Modi Hands Over Presidency Baton to Brazil's Lula; Concluding Day Marked by Bilateral Meets

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:51am on 10 Sep 2023,Sunday G20 2023

On the G20 summit's closing day, PM Modi handed the ceremonial gavel to Brazil's President Lula marking India's transfer of the G20 presidency. As per reports by ANI, Modi will hold a working lunch meeting with French President Macron and a discussion with Canadian PM Trudeau. He will also engage in bilateral meetings with leaders from Comoros, Turkey, UAE, South Korea, EU, Brazil, and Nigeria. As India's presidency ends, it has championed climate justice and developing world priorities. The baton now passes to Brazil with Modi consolidating strategic ties and Sunak underscoring the UK's climate commitment.

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