Sunday, 26 June, 2022

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A Wimbledon court | Twitter/Wimbledon

Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
A roadside money changer handles bundles of Pakistani rupee banknotes at a currency exchange market in Pakistan. | Photographer: Asim Hafeez | Bloomberg

Balakot, economic crisis, IMF deal batter Pakistan rupee as it falls 16% to 160/$ since Feb

Pakistan rupee depreciated by 50% in Dec 2017-July 2019. With forex reserves left for one-and-a-half months of imports, Pakistan faces balance of payments crisis.

Defence

Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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