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India Likely to Ratify Paris Agreement on Gandhi Jayanti

India will ratify its U.N. climate change commitments next month to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday and as a tribute to Deendayal Upadhyaya.
•    Days after the G20 summit in Hangzhou where it decided not to commit itself to ratifying the Paris Agreement on climate change this calendar year, India announced it would ratify the decisions on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 
•    India’s position at the G20 was seen as a snub to China, the summit host, for having blocked New Delhi’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group earlier this year. 
•    Speaking at the BJP national council meeting in Kozhikode, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country would ratify the Paris Agreement on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who led his life with minimum carbon footprint.