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Top officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States signed a fresh overhaul of a quarter-century-old trade pact on December 10 that aims to improve enforcement of worker rights and hold down prices for biologic drugs by eliminating a patent provision.The signing ceremony in Mexico City launched what may be the final approval effort for US President Donald Trump's three-year quest to revamp the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a deal he has blamed for the loss of millions of US manufacturing jobs.The event at the National Palace was attended by Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and US White House adviser Jared Kushner.Close The result of a rare show of bipartisan and cross-border cooperation in the Trump era of global trade conflicts, the deal was inked the same day as he became the fourth US president in history to face formal impeachment. related news … [Read more...] about US, Canada and Mexico sign new agreement to replace NAFTA
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on December 11, accused the Opposition of speaking Pakistan's language on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.The prime minister also asserted that the legislation will be written in "golden letters" in history.Addressing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi, PM Modi likened the Bill to the government's decision to nullify provisions of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and said it will provide permanent relief to minorities of neighbouring countries who arrived in India fleeing religious persecution.Close He also asked his party’s Members of Parliament (MPs) to gather feedback from all sections of society -- from farmers to the poor and industrialists -- on the coming Union Budget and share the inputs with the Finance Minister. related news No comment on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, but govts must pursue non-discriminatory laws: UN chief's spokesperson West Bengal govt proposes to trim … [Read more...] about Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha today: Opposition speaking Pakistan’s language, says PM Modi
The air quality in Delhi on December 11 morning bordered "severe levels" and remained in the "very poor" category for the eighth consecutive day.The air quality index (AQI) in the city was recorded at 399 at 8.41 am.An AQI between 0-50 is considered "good", 51-100 "satisfactory", 101-200 "moderate", 201-300 "poor", 301-400 "very poor" and 401-500 "severe".Close Are you happy with your current monthly income? Do you know you can double it without working extra hours or asking for a raise? Rahul Shah, one of the India's leading expert on wealth building, has created a strategy which makes it possible... in just a short few years. You can know his secrets in his FREE video series airing between 12th to 17th December. You can reserve your free seat here. … [Read more...] about Air quality in Delhi borders ‘severe levels’