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WHAT'S NEXT?: India's ambitions, particularly in technology and economic growth targets promise much from this populous country determined to be a world leader.

  • [New] Another key item to watch will be whether China and India present credible commitments to phase out coal, which remains the world's largest source of electricity generation at around 35% of the global electricity mix, and in China is around 97%. Proactiveinvestors UK
  • [New] India and China are projected to collectively account for the largest revenue share in Asia Pacific, favored by the increasing government investment in the agriculture sector. ADVFN
  • [New] Reliance Industries has increased its focus on solar energy segment as it is going to establish and enable up to 100 GW of solar energy in India by 2030, and become a global player in the renewable industry. Moneycontrol
  • [New] The most scrutiny will fall on the world's largest emitters - China, the US, and India - and whether they will take tangible steps to curb their pollution. Vox
  • [New] Most importantly, the Visa Bulletin warns of a possible retrogression in the EB-3 category for all countries (including India, China and the rest of the world) beginning as soon as November. The National Law Review
  • [New] China, along with India - the world's fourth-largest emitter - are incorporating more renewable and low-carbon sources of energy, the NIE says, but several factors will limit their displacement of coal. Washington Post
  • [New] With an estimated 300 sunny days a year, India has a substantial opportunity for using solar thermal energy. CNN
  • [New] The Reserve Bank of India has lowered the growth projection for the current financial year to 9.5% from 10.5% estimated earlier while the IMF has projected a growth of 9.5% in 2021 and 8.5% in 2022. The Financial Express
  • [New] China, the largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, and India, the fourth-largest, will struggle to wean themselves from burning coal. WSJ
  • [New] India aims for renewables and nuclear energy to account for 40% of its installed electricity capacity by 2030 - a goal it could achieve ahead of time. BBC News
  • [New] Even as countries like China and the United States are expecting to cut back on coal extraction in the decades ahead, that would be offset by plans for new mining in places like Australia, India and Russia. The New York Times
  • [New] Taiwan already has robust ties with the U.S., Japan, and now with Australia, placing emphasis on India within the larger foreign policy framework and steering discussion on India in its strategic circle will be beneficial for Taiwan. Nikkei Asia
  • [New] India's border clashes with China provided Taiwanese officials with an opportunity to connect on a different level: social media messages of democratic solidarity. Nikkei Asia
  • [New] India is expected to expand 9.5% in 2021, while advanced economies like Australia, South Korea, New Zealand and Taiwan benefit from high-tech and commodity booms, the IMF said. This is another News Portal
  • [New] AC Energy has built around 2,600 megawatts of attributable capacity across the Australia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam and aims to double the capacity to 5,000 megawatts by 2025. Forbes
  • [New] By 2030, wind and solar energy could reduce water withdrawals related to power generation by 50% in the UK, 25% in the US, Germany and Australia, and 10% in India. The Conversation
  • [New] Coal fuelled generation must be phased out by 2031 for OECD countries, Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union, 2032 for Latin America, 2034 for Middle East and Africa and 2037 for Non-OECD Asia (includes China and India). Climate Action 100+
  • [New] At least 43 million people in India currently occupy land above high tide lines and are most at risk for future global warming-induced sea-level rise. downtoearth
  • [New] There is no need for private power companies to panic about coal supply availability as Coal India will meet the contractual obligations. The Economic Times
  • [New] Bilaspur-based Coal India (CIL) unit South Eastern Coalfields will withdraw its directive to suspend supply to non-power utilities. The Economic Times
  • [New] Cryptocurrencies could become a vehicle for taking money out from countries like India and China. Busienss Standard
  • [New] The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and over 25 leading companies in India are calling on the Government of India to support a bold target to ensure that, by 2030, at least 65% of all new vehicles sold in India are electric. Intelligent Transport
  • [New] Not just because additional sinks are critical to address the unavoidable rise in emissions that India is expected to register but also in a larger global context. Economic Times

Last updated: 24 October 2021