Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Topic: EU

India building the future it desires with its own digital infrastructure. EU can learn

How do we ensure that the internet is fair and free? Not bigger penalties but building your own digital platforms with default mandates. UPI is a good example.

EU moving away from China, patching trade with India. But Modi must retain ‘national interest’

India and the EU will have to increase the speed of their trade and engagement in new geopolitical realities. New Delhi must watch out for challenges.

As Boris Johnson races to match EU trade and offers, India is in a win-win position

Although threats from ‘autocratic states’ and Russia-Ukraine crisis appeared topmost on Boris Johnson’s agenda, it is now clear that trade and Indo-Pacific are main priorities.

If we could manage pandemic emergency, we can manage to stop buying Russian gas

Europe’s pledge to wean itself off Russian gas more slowly is actually a bad tactic. It tells Putin that his best chance of financing his war with gas revenues is now.

EU to probe war crimes in Ukraine, US wants Russia thrown out of Human Rights Council

US mission spokesperson Thomas-Greenfield tweeted: ‘Russia’s participation on the Human Rights Council is a farce.’

European Union bans Russian flights over Ukraine crisis

The collective action applies to any plane owned, chartered or otherwise controlled by a Russian person, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Sunday.

Russia’s attack on Ukraine halts rocket launches, Venus mission, casts doubt on ISS fate

After sanctions against Russia, chief of its space programme threatens lack of cooperation on the International Space Station, saying it might fall on US, Europe, China or India

Ukraine’s path: From ‘cradle of the Russian nation’ to Soviet Republic to current conflict

For the two countries with a conjoined history, things went downhill after 1991, on the issue of NATO, EU and the conflicting demands of nationalists & ethnic Russian separatists

Data privacy too complex to be decided by mere voice vote. Debate Data Protection Bill first

The 2022 Budget session brought the Personal Data Protection Bill. But it should know that data protection is a murky business.

World has moved on from US, EU’s drug monopoly. India and China are changing IP regulations

Even without an IP waiver from the WTO, China and India are leading the challenge to the West’s vaccine monopoly.

On Camera


Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai |

Why ‘buy now, pay later’ fad doesn’t sit well with RBI

The RBI wants every small-ticket loan to be a marriage officially solemnised in the church of banking. Its new guidelines stop nonbanks from loading digital wallets using credit lines.
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Gig economy booming, workers will triple to 2.35 crore by 2030, says Niti Aayog report

Niti Aayog report finds concentration of workers rising in low- and high-skilled categories, maximum share in retail trade and sales.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.