EU Parliament to Vote on 27 April on EU-UK Post-Brexit Trade Pact

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Rupee Slips Below 75 per USD Level in Early Trade

The rupee opened on a weak note and fell below the 75 per US dollar level in early trade on Thursday, 22 April, as investors fretted over the prospects of stricter lockdown in some parts of the country amid a record surge of cases.

8:02 PM , 22 Apr

Red Fort Case: Court Allows Delhi Police to Obtain Voice Samples of Deep Sidhu for Probe

A Delhi Court on Thursday, 22 April, allowed Delhi Police to obtain voice sample from Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu for further investigation in Red Fort violence case being probed by it.

(Source: Bar and Bench)

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6:30 PM , 22 Apr

'Humanity is Battling a Global Pandemic': PM Modi Addresses Leaders' Summit

PM Modi spoke, virtually, at Leaders’ Summit on Climate and, as per ANI, said:

  • Humanity is battling a global pandemic right now and this event is a timely reminder that grave threat of Climate Change hasn't disappeared. It is a lived reality for millions around the world.
  • President Biden and I are launching 'India-US climate & clean energy Agenda 2030 partnership'. We will help mobilise investments, demonstrate clean technologies and enable green collaborations.
  • Today, as we discuss global climate action, I want to leave one thought with you. India’s per capita carbon footprint is 60% lower than the global average as our lifestyle is still rooted in sustainable traditional practices.
4:18 PM , 22 Apr

Biden Doubles US Emission Reduction Goal To 50-52 Per Cent

President Joe Biden on Thursday doubled US climate ambitions ahead of the Leaders Summit on Climate, promising the world's largest economy will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 to 52 percent by 2030 off 2005 levels.

Japan has also pledged to cut emissions 46 percent by 2030, significantly more than previously aimed.

3:24 PM , 22 Apr

EU Parliament to Vote on 27 April on EU-UK Post-Brexit Trade Pact

A final vote will be cast on Tuesday, 27 April on the long awaited EU-UK Post Brexit Trade Pact. The 27 nation bloc and former EU member United Kingdom signed the deal on Christmas Eve last year but still required authorisation from the EU parliament.

Bilateral trade between the EU and UK have proceeded on a provisional basis since the deal was agreed upon in December.

Published: 22 Apr 2021, 10:57 AM IST
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