Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: Cuba

Never met patient who got cancer from beedi — MPs back ‘Indian cigar’ at RSS-linked event

RSS affiliates Swadeshi Jagran Manch and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, and All India Beedi Industry Federation, organise event to protest proposed changes to tobacco law.

What is Havana syndrome, mysterious illness that struck CIA chief’s team member on India visit

CIA Director William Burns' team was in India earlier this month when a member experienced symptoms of Havana syndrome, a mysterious illness that first struck US diplomats in 2016.

Cuba sees biggest anti-govt protests in decades, dozens arrested

The Cuban govt also blocked access to some social media and messaging sites as President Miguel Diaz-Canel blamed social media for fanning the flames of discontent.

Raul Castro announces resignation as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending long era

Ending an era that began with the 1959 Cuban revolution, Castro said he was retiring with the sense of having 'fulfilled his mission and confident in the future of the fatherland.'

India prepares to test Itolizumab, the drug credited for lowering Covid mortality in Cuba

The drug will go under trial in six hospitals in India, including AIIMS-Delhi, KEM Hospital in Mumbai and Narayana Health in Bengaluru. 

Cuba has enough doctors, free healthcare to fight Covid-19. But there’s one problem

Cuba has several advantages, including free healthcare, world’s highest ratio of doctors to population, and positive health indicators.

Hoaxposed: Video of children twerking in school is actually from Cuba

The video went viral in India on the back of claims that it happens in the country’s ‘convent’ schools.

The Trump Organization struck a deal with Indians in the US, and the Afghan VP returns

Iran and US presidents in war of words, and Cuba's constitution goes east on Communism. Trump family's only hotel deal since 2016 election is with...

Global Pulse: Turkey’s President Erdogan has called for early elections in a move to cement his power

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for elections to be held on June 24 — a year and a half earlier than expected.

Global Pulse: For the first time in 60 years, there will be a non-Castro Cuban president tomorrow

April 17 is Raul Castro's last day as the President of Cuba, and the transition to a new presidency is a landmark for the country.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.