Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: India-Russia

Shehbaz Sharif’s first word after hatching, and a faster delivery than Zomato’s 10-min idea

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Diamonds & blood: How sanctions against Russian diamond industry can help crime, hurt India

Even though exports to India make up just about 10% of Russian direct sales, Indian diamantaires fear they could end up on the frontline of the war in Ukraine.

War no bar: India clears global pariah Russia’s move to invest in Indian corporate debt

Russian entities will pay for these investments through an RBI account that has accumulated pending payments for defence purchases made from Moscow.

Common entrance test for central universities good idea but must not repeat NEET mess

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

‘Carve outs’ in Western sanctions give India ‘option’ of meeting energy import needs from Russia

No government-to-government deal has been worked out so far, top-level official sources said. Nearly 85 per cent of India’s crude oil requirement is imported.

Rupee-rouble romance was for Soviet era. Not trade option now for India-Russia

India looking at 'several options' to do business with Russia in light of the economic sanctions slapped on the country by the US and the European Union over its war on Ukraine. 

Where are the Gandhis going now, and Russia-Ukraine war takes a backseat

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Why India can’t join in isolating Russia — Beyond stranded students, there’s Western hypocrisy

Is Modi govt's refusal to take sides in the Russia-Ukraine conflict any different from the Nehru-Gandhi govts' actions during the Cold War years? Critics must ask.

Aryabhata to Gaganyaan, S-400 & nuclear energy — India’s age-old ties with Russia run deep

Majority of Indian defence equipment is currently of Soviet or Russian make, and, in scientific fields, the collaboration has included space physics and aerospace. 

Selfie with students stuck in Ukraine, and India isn’t worried about Russian arms

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On Camera


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.