Thursday, 18 August, 2022


UK spies help National Health Service fight cyber crimes linked to Covid pandemic

Covid forced millions to work from home and fueled anxieties about the virus, presenting a tempting target for cyber criminals, resulting in an increase in phishing & malware attacks.

Trump, Biden make final push in states seen as key to victory

More than 95 million people have already voted, meaning that Trump and Biden are fighting over an increasingly small swath of voters on the campaign’s final day.

Anthony Fauci isn’t an easy man to fire despite Trump supporters’ chants

Experts say Fauci cannot be directly fired by Trump but only his supervisor or the Health and Human Services Secretary. But he would still have the option to appeal.

‘They just want to bully us’ — Australia’s ex-treasurer accuses China of ‘immature’ reprisals

Trade between Australia and China has take a hit with high tariffs and anti-dumping probes ever since Australia called for an independent probe into the origins of coronavirus in April.

Twitter says it won’t allow any US election candidate to claim early victory

As worries persist that a clear result won’t emerge soon, both Twitter & Facebook have reaffirmed plans to flag posts, including those of Trump & Biden, claiming premature victory.

Why experts predict higher voter turnout in 2020 US elections than in 2016

Nearly 240 million Americans are currently of age and eligible to vote this year.

Americans living and serving overseas could tilt 2020 election

Just under 5 million US citizens live abroad, serving in the military and embassies or just living in another country.

Trump to Trudeau, why politicians love the escalator

Politicians from Left to Right love the escalator, both as a symbol and a photo-op.

What it’s like to lose a presidential election — from Nixon, Carter and Hillary Clinton

In early 2020, when the Democratic primaries were still going on, Donald Trump expressed his unwillingness to vacate the White House.

Your hour-by-hour guide to the US Presidential election

Election night has the potential to end in anything from an early landslide to a drawn-out brawl that carries into 2021. Here's what to look for.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.