Asean

Australia’s Massive ASEAN Power Link Project Gets Major Status

Australia has accorded ‘major status’ to its ambitious Australia -ASEAN power link (AAPL) project. The new designation recognises the strategic importance of the project for Australia, and should help with faster approvals and priority handling by various government agencies involved. The project was formally granted the status on July 20. The Sun Cable project – […]

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$1 Bn Green Finance Facility Launched to Boost ASEAN Green Infra Investments

The new facility will provide loans and necessary technical assistance for sovereign green infrastructure projects such as sustainable transport, clean energy, and resilient water systems. Southeast Asian governments, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and major development financiers have launched the “ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility”, a new initiative to spur more than $1 billion in […]

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Textiles and Power Ministries Join Hands under SAATHI Initiative; Push Use of Energy Efficient Looms  

The SAATHI initiative is precisely aiming at the accelerating adoption of energy efficient power looms and thereby saving considerable costs. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Textiles, Ajay Tamta mentioned that Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Power have joined hands under the efficient energy initiative ‘Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption […]

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Myanmar Signs ISA Framework Agreement; Becomes 68th Member

On the sidelines of the ‘Delhi Dialogue 10’ of the India-ASEAN summit in New Delhi, the Minister of International Cooperation of Myanmar, Kyaw Tin has handed over the ISA Framework Agreement to the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Taking a step forward to combat climate change, Myanmar has recently joined the India-led International Solar Alliance […]

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Centre to Host Solar Alliance Meet in March

French President Emmanuel Macron is also likely to be in present when the initiative, launched at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former French President Francois Hollande, officially takes off.   The central government is gearing up for another diplomatic feat with the formal launch of the […]

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