Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: Germany

Would never accept ‘results of Russia’s sham referendums’, Germany tells Ukraine

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said his country's support for Ukraine 'would not waver' & it will continue to defend Kyiv's sovereignty.

Want to know how the world ends? German journal on ‘apocalyptic studies’ says it has some answers

The inaugural volume of 'Apocalyptica' journal by University of Heidelberg includes a preface on the 'archaeologies of apocalypse', 6 research articles and a review of books.

Germany committed to Indo-Pacific but a bit preoccupied with Ukraine, says envoy Ackermann

In an interview to ThePrint, Philipp Ackermann said India does see Ukraine crisis as a violation of international law & order as it is experiencing the same issue on its 'northern border'.

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.

Modi and Trudeau talk security & trade in first bilateral meeting since 2018 debacle

Modi met Canadian counterpart Trudeau on sidelines of G7 Summit in Germany. The Khalistan issue, a major irritant in ties, was discussed under the larger umbrella of counterterrorism. 

Belarus surpasses Germany as major exporter to sanction-stricken Russia

Due to sanctions, Belarus is the prime beneficiary of exports to Russia. In April, value of exports surged more than 100%.

Russia-Ukraine war pushes Germany to shed fiscal prudence, country doubles defence budget

‘Turning point’: After months of negotiation with opposition parties, the German government reached a deal Sunday to increase defence spending to Euro 100 billion.

With EU trying to move away from Russia & China, Modi’s visit is India’s chance to boost ties

Modi's trip saw first instance of joint statement involving India mentioning Russia for Ukraine invasion, though it came from Germany’s perspective. Europe sees it as ‘big shift’.

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.

In a bid to isolate Russia, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to invite PM Modi to G7 summit

Scholz was undecided on Modi’s invitation until a few weeks ago given the prime minister’s reluctance to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

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.