Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicAbu Dhabi

Topic: Abu Dhabi

Indians build the UAE. Delhi shouldn’t worry about pushback from Gulf nations

Forget UAE’s recent history. Century-old trade and migratory links tie Indians and the Gulf Arabs into collaboration and cooperation even today.

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.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.