Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Argentina

‘Jute for wheat’ — what is historical India-Argentina barter deal Jaishankar talked about

While documentation about barter treaty is sparse, it was inked in 1949 when India, a leading commercial producer of jute, was experiencing a food crisis.

China’s Winter Olympics isn’t a sporting extravaganza. It’s invitation to an exclusive ‘club’

The conditions to join Xi Jinping's 'club' require one to support the ‘China model’ and avoid even thinking about its human rights record.

Dinosaurs lived in herds, socialised nearly 200 million yrs ago, newly discovered fossils show

The discovery of more than 100 fossilised eggs and skeletons of 80 individual dinosaurs indicate that herding behaviour was apparent in the animals much earlier than thought. 

Indian men’s hockey team storms into quarterfinals at Tokyo Olympics after defeating Argentina

India has consolidated their position in the second spot of Pool A with three wins and one loss out of four games. It will now take on Japan in their final pool match on Friday.

Fossils suggest world’s largest animal roamed the Earth 98 million years ago

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Dinosaur fossils found in Argentina could be of the largest animal ever lived on Earth

The animal is believed to have been 122 feet long and weighed around 90,000 kg. Its partial remains were discovered in Patagonian region of Argentina.

Argentina approves AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid vaccine for emergency use

The vaccine was given approval for emergency use over the course of the next year, accoarding to a statement by Argentina’s health regulator ANMAT.

Argentina begins Covid vaccination drive with Russia’s Sputnik V

Argentina joins North America, EU, UK, China and Chile in offering preventive shots. It also boosts Russia’s attempts to push the vaccine into developing nations.

Maradona farewell turns chaotic, Covid restrictions go for a toss

People clashed with the police in and around Argentina's Plaza de Mayo. The opening to a mass gathering marks a sharp contrast to nearly 8 months of tightly-managed lockdown.

Diego Maradona, all-time football great, dies of heart attack at age 60

Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning captain, whom many hail as the greatest player ever, had undergone surgery to remove blood clot from his brain earlier in November.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.