Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Topic: European Union

Shireen Mazari, human rights minister of Pakistan

Pak minister alleges Muslim rights violations in EU but ignores her own country’s record

Here's what's happening across the border: Nawaz Sharif, Maryam freed, court suspends sentence; Imran Khan fails on austerity promise yet again
Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson | Wikimedia Commons

Boris Johnson says women in burqas look like letter boxes, and China bans Winnie the Pooh

President Trump advised to stop tweeting about son's 2016 meeting with Russians, and EU to rally against US sanctions on Iran.

In growing trade war, EU & Canada deploy ketchup to targets US tariffs

The ubiquitous condiment is anything but American in its origins or in those nationalities that love it the most.

Here’s what the world is doing to tackle fake news. India can learn

A guide for existing attempts to legislate against what can broadly be referred to as online misinformation.
Steel Industry

US-China trade war may flood India with steel imports, firms brace for impact

Amidst the US-China trade war, India seems to be an attractive destination for steel makers, as it's the world’s fastest-growing major economy. 
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, during a news conference

Iran wants ‘US on its knees’, and China’s ‘sharp eyes’ hit villages

Valuables worth $273 million seized from former Malaysian PM, and an end to the civil war in the world's newest country.
cybersecurity in India

India needs a robust policy on data protection, not empty promises

An Indian armed with a cellphone leaves an enormous digital print. Concerns regarding data privacy and mining of personal information are legitimate.
Sushma Swaraj

India plans to ignore Trump’s Iran sanctions but will comply with UN sanctions

Indian refiners had slashed purchases of Iranian crude to about half their previous levels when the UN, EU and US imposed a broad array of economic sanctions against Tehran.

India’s going to beat the EU at renewable energy production by 2022

Renewable energy production surged in 2016, with around two-thirds – or 165 gigawatts – of net new capacity coming from clean sources.
Putin and Jinping

Global Pulse: China and Russia are planning a “Polar Silk Road”

The melting of the Arctic presents a new opportunity for China and Russia to trade directly with Europe through the north & open up a new economic frontier.

Saving the planet doesn’t mean killing economic growth

Cheap renewable energy means that poor countries will be able to follow a different, cleaner path to industrialisation without sacrificing living standards.

Mohan Bhagwat says no Hindu Rashtra without Muslims: Is RSS changing before 2019 polls?

Mohan Bhagwat, during the three-day RSS lecture series called ‘Bhavishya Ka Bharat’, said that the Sangh’s interpretation of Hindutva does not exclude Muslims a...