Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicAbu Dhabi

Topic: Abu Dhabi

Modi holds virtual summit with ‘brother’ Abu Dhabi crown prince, India-UAE sign free trade pact

First ever trade pact with a Gulf nation aims for $100 billion two-way trade by 2027. Both nations agree to expand maritime cooperation, vow commitment against terrorism.

Jaishankar meets top UAE leaders to strengthen bilateral strategic ties

External Affairs Minister met Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and expressed confidence that the strategic ties between India and the UAE will scale new heights.

Abu Dhabi stadium’s chief curator Mohan Singh dies before New Zealand-Afghanistan T20 game

According to UAE Cricket sources, the 45-year-old, who hailed from Uttarakhand, was suffering from depression and was found hanging in his room.

UAE to burn mountains of trash as China stops importing waste

UAE is building facilities worth billions that will burn garbage to generate power. The projects, however, could make it harder for the Gulf nation to net out carbon emissions.

Flipkart could get $500-million funding from Abu Dhabi’s state investment firm ADQ

Flipkart is seeking to raise at least $3 billion and could decide to increase the amount to as much as $3.75 billion as it plans to debut in the public markets next year.

Abu Dhabi eyes desert, space farming as Covid prompts drive for food self-sufficiency

As part of the initiative, the Abu Dhabi Investment Office will spend about $41 million with other companies to develop technologies for producing food in arid conditions.

Abu Dhabi aims to attract skilled expats by making life cheaper

The twin crisis of cheaper oil and Covid pandemic has forced many foreigners to reconsider their lives in the UAE, of which Abu Dhabi is the capital.

Temple politics is playing out on Twitter & Facebook with a temple that doesn’t exist

Videos claim Abu Dhabi crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed has built a temple there and ‘fulfilled’ promise to Modi. But only the foundation stone was laid last month.

Hindi is now third official language in Abu Dhabi courts

The move aims at helping Hindi speakers to learn about litigation procedures, their rights and duties without a language barrier.

As cricket dances with Dubai and Abu Dhabi, spare a thought for Sharjah

You would think BCCI, which is hosting the Asia Cup in the UAE, would have a sense of history towards a pedigreed venue like Sharjah. But there’s the rub.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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