Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicEUROPE

Topic: EUROPE

Heatwaves in France, Germany, Spain & UK caused over 20,000 ‘excess’ deaths, report says

Temperatures hit nearly 40 degrees Celsius or more across in 2022 & scientists from World Weather Attribution found that such numbers are 'virtually impossible' without climate change.

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

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.