India: How electric vehicles are driving a green transition
19 March 2023 | 12:06 pm
Sales of electric vehicles are expected to surge in India by the end of the decade as the government pledges to slash carbon emissions.
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In India, the wedding season in full swing and police are on high alert. Organised gangs have been infiltrating ceremonies and stealing jewelry, dresses, gifts and cash. These gangs often use minors to commit these crimes, causing several thousand euros worth of damage. The wedding industry represents 46 billion euros per year in India. Families save up for years, even go into debt, to organise magnanimous ceremonies, costing tens of thousands of euros.
In India, the wedding season in full swing and police are on high alert. Organised gangs have been infiltrating ceremonies and stealing jewelry, dresses, gifts and cash. These gangs often use minors to commit these crimes, causing several thousand euros worth of damage. The wedding industry represents 46 billion euros per year in India.
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India has not condemned the Russian attack on Ukraine and does not support sanctions. During his upcoming visit to India, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will seek to win the country over to the Western position.
Talks between Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are expected to focus on the Ukraine war and trade opportunities.
Berlin wants to encourage information technology experts from India to come and work in Germany. The plan would be to make it easier for them to come to the country with their families.
German industrial giant Siemens is eyeing lucrative business opportunities as the Indian government attempts to modernize the nation's railway infrastructure.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is likely to overshadow G20 talks in India. There is concern that a new Cold War looms. And many countries in the Global South are seeking a chance to redefine their relations with the West.
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