Sunday, 26 June, 2022
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Topic: Middle East

Calls to boycott Indian goods grow as derogatory remarks on Prophet riles Middle East

#BoycottIndiaProducts and #Stopinsulting_ProphetMuhammad were trending on Twitter and Facebook in several Gulf countries for derogatory remarks on Prophet made by members of ruling BJP.

With much to lose on trade & expats, India works to cool ‘anti-Islam’ anger in Gulf nations

While New Delhi believes it has made its stance on two BJP spokespersons’ anti-Prophet remarks clear, its envoys will ‘deepen engagement’ with govts of Gulf nations in coming days.

If there’s a poster child for a govt’s poor Covid response anywhere in the world, it’s Iran

Iran's Covid infection rates were among the highest in the world. It has had five death waves, but vaccine hesitancy is still high.

Russia and China have more in common than communism. They have same enemies and ambitions

In 'Blinkers Off: How will the World Counter China’, senior journalist Gaurie Dwivedi explores the rise of China, its threats and ways to counter it.

UNHRC special session won’t benefit anyone — Israel, Palestinians or the Middle East

The only parties that will gain from the UNHRC session are haters of Israel and supporters of terrorism, as well as the totalitarian regimes around the world.

How Hashemite Kingdom emerged from Ottoman, British rule to modern-day Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom has long been considered a stable power in West Asia but the alleged attempted coup by the country’s former crown prince has rocked the region.

A hotter Iran means increased monsoon flow on Indian subcontinent, study finds

New research from University of Kansas suggests that the positive dust–monsoon correlation could be partially attributed to the heating over the Iranian Plateau.

Arab Spring showed autocracy is anything but stable

The chaotic & unpredictable fashion in which regimes entered into crisis and collapsed shows that authoritarianism is both highly fragile and a major source of violent turmoil.

Biden is not US president yet, but he’s already calmed the Middle East

Expectations of a return to the pre-Trump order have been heightened by Joe Biden's choice of officials with substantial Middle East experience for key cabinet positions.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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