Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: britain

‘Macaulay’s Children’: Do we really need an English Language Day in a post-colonial world?

Today, it is estimated that around 20 per cent of the world’s population, approximately 1.5 billion people, speak English. However, most of them aren’t native English speakers.

Global Pulse: Egypt’s President Sissi is facing discontent among the military ahead of elections

Meanwhile, democracy in Tanzania is in peril, and Theresa May should consider hitting Russia where it hurts— and go after the rich Russian oligarchs in Britain. 

Global Pulse: Britain is taking a stand against Russia and expelling 23 Russian diplomats

Diplomatically, there is no ideal response to the attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia Skripal on British soil.

Global Pulse: Donald Trump was already in trouble with North Korea before firing his Secretary of State

Diplomacy is hard work. Trump has already made several mistakes in the run-up to his bilateral talks with Kim Jong-un, and firing his highest diplomat isn't the biggest one.

Global Pulse: Britain’s best hope outside the EU lies with China

British Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to China last week has taken the two countries' relations forward.

Global Pulse: Kushner says ‘I did not collude’, NATO offers to broker German-Turkish deal and McCain’s returns to rescue Obamacare replacement

KUSHNER TO CONGRESS: ‘I DID NOT COLLUDE’ In closed testimony to the U.S. Senate Monday, President Trump’s son-in-law and Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner boldly denied colluding with the Russian government’s intrusion into the 2016 U.S.

Theresa May’s weak victory could mean a softer Brexit

Theresa May had hoped to gain a thumping majority and a strong domestic mandate before Britain goes into Brexit negotiations in September.

GLOBAL PULSE: Comey’s G-Man act, Corbyn loses but wins big and Kenya’s Lunatic Express

JAMES COMEY PLAYS BOTH G-MAN AND VICTIM The Washington Post said Comey's was a it the “performance of a lifetime”.

GLOBAL PULSE: Paris pullout is a gift to China, Russia’s patriotic hackers and a belated Beatlemania for Cubans

PARIS PULLOUT IS A STRATEGIC GIFT TO CHINA Trump has managed to turn “America First into America Isolated”, said The New York Times. His pull out of the Paris climate accord creates a vacuum of global leadership and is “the greatest strategic gift to the Chinese”.

GLOBAL PULSE: Britain’s Labour goes back to the ’70s, German military’s Nazi nostalgia and the in-flight ban on laptops

BRITAIN’S LABOUR PARTY GOES BACK IN TIME Struggling to make headway in the ongoing election campaign, Britain's Labour party wants to nationalize rail, mail and energy companies, in a 'transformational programme' for the country.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.