Biden to push allies to act on China forced labour at G7


Supporters of China’s Muslim Uighur minority and Turkish nationalists wave the flag of East Turkestan and hold placards calling for ‘ Independence for East Turkestan’ during an anti-China protest in front of the Chinese consulate in Istanbul on October 1, 2019, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of The People’s Republic of China AFP […]

Cory Booker Wants Ag to Be a (Much) Bigger Part of Democrats’ Infrastructure Push

Cory Booker Wants Ag to Be a (Much) Bigger Part of Democrats’ Infrastructure Push

President Joe Biden’s $2-trillion infrastructure plan is, as it stands today, noticeably light on cash set aside specifically for American agriculture. That won’t be the case for long if Sen. Cory Booker and a pair of his like-minded Democratic colleagues have their way.  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Abigail Spanberger joined Booker on Monday in […]

China push for global power tops US security threats: Intel report

Reuters | Published: April 14, 2021 12:44:13 | Updated: April 14, 2021 18:25:50 China’s push for global power is the leading threat to US national security, while Russia’s efforts to undermine American influence and assert itself as a major actor also pose a challenge, said a US intelligence report released on Tuesday. The 2021 Annual […]

Fast Fashion Giants Back Bangladesh Recycling Scheme In Industry Push To Go Circular

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3 Mins Read Big fashion labels are hopping on the sustainable bandwagon, backing a new recycling scheme in Bangladesh garment factories. The program will see brands like H&M, Bershka, Marks & Spencer, Bestseller and others forge commercial partnerships with textile and garment manufacturers and recyclers to reintroduce post-production fashion waste back into their products, as […]

Show us the plan: Investors push companies to come clean on climate

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Those votes are likely to win more support than in previous years from large asset managers seeking clarity on how executives plan to adapt and prosper in a low-carbon world, according to Reuters interviews with more than a dozen activist investors and fund managers. In the United States, shareholders have filed 79 climate-related resolutions so […]

Union Budget 2021: Infra spending to push inclusive growth

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Union Budget 2021:  The levy of agri infra cess of Rs 2.5 per litre on petrol and Rs 4 per litre on diesel will provide necessary corpus for building world-class infrastructure to link farm to fork. (AP image/FILE) By Sharad Kumar Saraf The Indian economy is set to become the fastest growing economy in 2021. […]

Value-added, non-traditional products push up exports


ISLAMABAD-An increasing trend has been witnessed in the export of value-added and non-traditional products that helped in increasing Pakistan’s exports last month. Exports of value-added and non-traditional products have increased including Tobacco & Cigarettes (212.2 per cent), Ethyl Alcohol (128.6 per cent), Stockings & Socks (49.8 per cent), Home Textiles (38.1 per cent), Women’s Garments […]

Record climate disasters in Asia-Pacific push millions to ‘breaking point’

Record climate disasters in Asia-Pacific push millions to 'breaking point'

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said it had responded to 24 climate-linked crises this year in the world’s most disaster-prone region – up from 18 in 2019 – including floods, typhoons, extreme cold and drought. “COVID-19 has of course aggravated these impacts, with a taste of the compound shocks […]