Thursday, 6 October, 2022
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Topic: EUROPE

Not just Russian oil and gas, China is dividing Europe—from money to metals

While the EU realises that China will continue to be a major trade and investment partner, it needs to devise impactful economic strategies to counter Beijing’s economic coercion.

NASA decodes why some planets have clouds of sand

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Planning a trip to Europe? Get your visa application process going at least months in advance

Wait is especially long for Schengen countries due to high volume of applications & limited appointments. Many embassies are facing staff crunch, which is further delaying the process.

Buying Russian gas not funding war? Jaishankar slams Europe criticism of Delhi-Moscow oil trade

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar came down heavily on Europe while speaking at the GlobSec 2022 Bratislava Forum Friday. World can no longer be 'Euro-centric', he said.

Pashmina takeover, debt traps—Kashmir’s dying handwoven carpet industry hurts Pasmandas most

With dwindling demand and low wages, Kashmiri carpet weavers are increasingly turning to Pashmina shawls, a comparatively lucrative profession.

Marine Le Pen to ‘malignant manicheism’ — how science can help us understand populism

History shows that claiming to act on behalf of the 'people' doesn’t necessarily make it so. In fact, it has often led to despotism and suffering.

India, Germany can’t feel guilt about Russia ties. Modi’s Europe trip is in national interest

Modi's trip to Germany, Denmark, France is an opportunity to meet key European leaders and exchange notes about the consequences of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

PK not joining Congress is telling—Gandhis’ leadership doesn’t have the will to fix its house

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Europe is living through not just one, but three wars. Xi Jinping’s China will be key

History is full of under-appreciated risks turning into devastating, world-changing outcomes. Russia's invasion of Ukraine looks like one.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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