Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: Kenya

Global Pulse: China’s a step closer to one-man rule; the faults in the European project

China just edged a step closer to one-man rule after Xi Jinping did not include a clear successor while unveiling the new line-up to the Communist Party’s Politburo Standing Committee.

Global Pulse: Eastern countries are symbols of EU’s failure; Boko Haram’s gruesome record

Once a beacon for post-Communist integration into Europe, the Vicegrad Group now symbolises the European Union's failure.

Global Pulse: Kenya’s chief justice is a national hero, why is Trump alienating Seoul?

In a first in not just Kenya, but even Africa, the Supreme Court has invalidated last month’s re-election and called for fresh polls.

Global Pulse: Noose tightens on Netanyahu, French don’t want a ‘first lady’, Kenya fears results

Political and public pressure could be mounting on Netanyahu as the PM faces investigations in two graft cases.

GLOBAL PULSE: Comey’s G-Man act, Corbyn loses but wins big and Kenya’s Lunatic Express

JAMES COMEY PLAYS BOTH G-MAN AND VICTIM The Washington Post said Comey's was a it the “performance of a lifetime”.

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Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.