Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicFood crisis

Topic: Food crisis

EU eases some sanctions on Russian assets to tackle global food crisis, open Ukraine port blockade

The European Union loosening sanctions means that banks can now process payments to Russian state-owned entities engaged in the trade of food and fertilisers.

Seed, fertiliser scarcity pushes Sri Lanka into food crisis as farmers abandon fields

Rice production in the last harvest season had already plunged 40% to 50%. Now, crop yields could shrink as much as 50% this year.

Nations sanctioning Russia must know concern over global hunger not unfounded, defuse panic

The problem, of course, is that this war is between two countries which are among the world’s largest food exporters.

Zelenskyy blames Russia for food crisis, says Ukraine looking for ‘safe corridor’ to export grains

While virtually addressing the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, the Ukraine President accused Moscow of blocking Ukrainian ports and depriving the world of food grains.

G-7 sees Modi’s ban on wheat exports as an obstacle to combating rising food prices

India could play a key role in averting a downward spiral of food protectionism at this week’s WTO conference in Geneva.

Sri Lanka faces tough choice between food security and debt repayments

Hoarding is now prevalent on a global scale, with top producers stopping exports and perpetuating a cycle of inflation and hunger.

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.

India ‘unlikely’ to revoke wheat export ban despite pressure. Now US to debate issue at UNSC

India is willing to consider requests to send wheat on a case-to-case basis, and maintains other countries have taken more restrictive measures in the face of food security issues.

On Camera

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Taliban confirms Al-Qaeda chief Ayman-al-Zawahiri's killing; condemn US drone attack

Al-Zawahiri dispatch from heaven: I am reunited with Osama. This is the new Muslim Brotherhood

Before you read any theory about how I, as the CEO of terror group al-Qaeda, was killed by Joe Biden, let me walk you through my own story of love, lust and betrayal.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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