Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: France

French trade unions begin nationwide strike for higher salaries amid decades-high inflation

The strike is an extension of the weeks-long industrial action that has disrupted France's major refineries and put petrol stations' supply in disarray.

NATO powers, Quad, Five Eyes, ASEAN—China’s rise is forcing nations to unionise

Pitch Black 2022, Australian Air Force’s biennial warfare exercise, stands out for an unusual display of enthusiasm by two EU powers, France and Germany.

French Air Force contingent stops over at IAF base during Indo-Pacific deployment

The contingent, which comprises three Rafale jets and support aircraft, landed at Sulur Air Force Station in Tamil Nadu. It was en route to New Caledonia.

We won’t lecture, but want to boost India’s strategic autonomy, says French ambassador

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Emmanuel Lenain, envoy of France to India, said the Rafale deal has been an outstanding achievement.

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.

Ukraine, trade, defence & energy security to dominate PM’s Europe trip agenda

In Germany, Denmark and France, Modi will be looking to give a push to the long-pending India-EU free trade agreement, defence cooperation & energy security in wake of the Ukraine war.

Macron’s second term will be harder – his centrism pushed opponents to extreme Left & Right

If Macron loses control of the National Assembly in June, he may be forced into an uneasy co-habitation that will limit his policy options. He knows that.

It is France; It is India! New book celebrates both countries through powerful photographs

Top Indian photographer Raghu Rai has collaborated with French ambassador Emmanuel Lenain to bring out the book, ‘To France in India’.

Is France our ‘new Russia’ – What Macron’s re-election means for India

PM Modi once said France and India were made for each other. Not just because Paris has the odd habit of doing something really different and getting away with it.

On Camera


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with United States President Joe Biden at the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia | ANI

G20 leadership only brings status. India should focus on security instead, keep eye on China

New Delhi is yet to make a proper assessment of what it actually gained with its third world activism from the 1950s onwards.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.