Tuesday, 17 May, 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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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.