Monday, 3 October, 2022
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Topic: Italy

Nationalist Giorgia Meloni set to smash Italy’s glass ceiling, become 1st woman PM

Provisional results from Sunday's general election showed Meloni topping the polls with almost 26% vote, giving her alliance clear majorities in both houses of parliament.

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Italian PM Mario Draghi resigns after key coalition allies snub confidence vote

President Sergio Mattarella's office says the head of state has 'taken note' of the resignation and asked Draghi to stay on as caretaker PM.

‘Mishandling Covid eroded support for populist govts like Modi’s’: Cambridge democracy study

Modi among populist leaders who responded early with ‘wide-ranging, far-reaching’ policies, but approval still declined. Study adds 'no renewed faith' seen in liberal democracy.

Pakistan won’t do well in science and tech even into the 22nd century. Blame ideology

Pakistan’s misfortune is to have the soul brother of Erdogan in power today.

Jaishankar discusses ‘important regional concerns’ with US’ Blinken on sidelines of G20 Summit

The meeting between the Minister of External Affairs and US Secretary of State took place amid growing international concern over China's aggressive moves in the Indo-Pacific region.

Afghanistan crisis can not be seen in isolation, says PM Modi in Italy

PM Modi said any form of intimidation or threat that would emerge out of Afghanistan is something that the international community would have to watch out very carefully for.

Covid-19 pandemic: Green Pass must for workers in Italy, S Korea to ease curbs on gatherings

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic

Forget Covid origin, the new question is when the first coronavirus case was

A series of articles in journals report circulation of SARS-CoV-2 in different countries way before officially recorded. US House Committee addendum has added to the chorus.

Our children will be financially worse off than us, adults in 17 big economies say in survey

The Pew survey was conducted between 1 February and 26 May in 17 countries, including Australia, the UK, Sweden, Japan, France, Germany, the US and Spain.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
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.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

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.
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