Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicAngela Merkel

Topic: Angela Merkel

Borders, Bavaria and bust-ups — How Germany lost its way on Covid

After comfortably handling the start of the pandemic, Germany is now lagging behind its neighbors and faces increasing pressure to tighten restrictions days before Christmas.

Nirmala Sitharaman, Roshni Nadar, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw in Forbes’ 100 most powerful women list

The Forbes list also features young world leaders such as Finland PM Sanna Marin and New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern, who are steering the Covid fight.

Angela Merkel is losing her touch at the worst possible time

The German chancellor is within touching distance of a historic budget settlement that would underpin the recovery from Covid, but it is threatening to slip through her fingers.

Germany extends partial lockdown until 10 January to curb virus

Bars, gyms and cinemas to remain closed until 10 January & govt will reconvene with regional leaders on 4 January to reassess the restrictions, said Chancellor Angela Merkel.

‘It’s in our hands’ — Angela Merkel urges Germans to help curb Covid spread

Merkel & the leaders of Germany’s 16 states agreed to tighten rules. Her Chief of Staff said there’s a chance that curbs will stay until March if the disease isn’t reined in.

Angela Merkel proposes further Covid restrictions before talks to extend Germany’s lockdown

Merkel will hold talks with 16 regional leaders in Berlin, when they’re expected to agree on an extension of the country’s partial shutdown until at least 20 December.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans stricter rules to curb Covid-19 spread

The proposals include making face masks mandatory in all schools and for all age groups and urge citizens to avoid private parties until Christmas.

EU should have acted faster, Angela Merkel tells Europe leaders as virus costs mount

Countries in EU, where over 210,000 people have died and nearly 6.5 million infected by Covid, have begun to impose new round of restrictions to stem the crisis.

Cold-war style murder is adding to strained Russian-German ties

The trial of a Russian man charged with murdering a Georgian of Chechen descent in Berlin is the latest in a series of issues that have soured ties between Berlin and Moscow.

Germany is calling the shots in Europe and Merkel isn’t sorry

Tightening foreign-investment rules, coordinating response to China & challenging Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny are telling examples of Germany's power.

On Camera

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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