Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: egypt

Egyptologist may have cracked the mystery of hauling large stone blocks to great heights

The discovery could even provide evidence that pulleys were invented hundreds of years earlier than previously documented.

Rahul Gandhi is right: India’s RSS is a lot like the Muslim Brotherhood

But what has the Congress done to counter it all these years?

Palestinian teen activist has been released, and #piegate is taking over Australia

China has established a firm base in Latin America, and Egypt is using "fake news" to arrest dissenting journalists. 

Putin gets the summit he’d been waiting for, and a crocodile massacre in Indonesia

Senior military officers in Egypt may escape punishment for post-Morsi violence, and British army to hire Gurkha women.

When did humans first learn to count?

All computation and algebra that we know today, had developed over time in India and gradually transmitted to the Western world by Islamic scholars. 

Global Pulse: Israel is treading a fine line after worst violence in Gaza since 2014 war

The protests were the start of a six-week campaign called the Great Return March. It was supposed to be a peaceful sit-in to raise awareness about Gaza and the Palestinian peoples' dispossession.

Global Pulse: Kim Jong-un met Xi Jinping in an unannounced, secret visit to China

Reports of Kim Jong-un travelling to Beijing this week have been confirmed, in his first trip outside of North Korea since he came into power in 2011.

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: With outbreaks in violence, starvation & migration, the Venezuela crisis is worse

Venezuela is in the middle of terrible humanitarian crisis, and governments in Latin America are at a loss on how to respond.

On Camera


Representative image | Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (L) with Chinese premier Xi Jinping (R) | MFA China

Nepal to Bangladesh, nations mounting small acts of big rebellion against China, US

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives reiterated their commitment to the One-China Policy—but on their own terms.
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.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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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.