Sunday, 3 July, 2022
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Topic: Iceland

Meet the 4 Nordic women PMs whom Modi interacted with in Europe, all pioneers of climate action

Iceland PM Katrin Jakobsdottir, Finland PM Sanna Marin, Sweden PM Magdalena Andersson, Denmark PM Mette Frederiksen— all have been mobilising global action on climate change.

Before you celebrate Iceland’s four-day work week, read this

There is no reason why the march towards reduced working hours should stop at the arbitrary ‘standard’ figure of 5 days and 40 hours established in the post-WW II period.

Shaken by 18,000 quakes in over a week, Iceland braces for 800-year dormant volcano to erupt

Intense seismic activity has peaked in Iceland after nearly a year of regular quakes in the area, which includes some that were felt in the capital city of Reykjavik.

New research shows how silent carriers spread coronavirus

Silent carriers of coronavirus may play a significant role in spreading the disease, according to research conducted in Iceland.

Iceland holds a ‘funeral’ – for its glacier that it lost to climate change

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.

On Camera

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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