The international economic crisis, climate change and food security were the issues on which the G8 leaders focused in the first day’s proceedings at the L’Aquila Summit. The Group of Eight (G8, and formerly the G6 or Group of Six) is a forum, created by France in 1975, for governments of eight nations of the northern hemisphere: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States; in addition, the European Union is represented within the G8, but cannot host or chair.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for United States on a five-day visit to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Modi will have a stopover in Frankfurt tonight and will reach New York tomorrow and later proceed to Washington on the 29th. In a statement issued in New Delhi before his departure, … Read more