Monday, 3 October, 2022
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Topic: Middle East

Influential cleric Sheikh Qaradawi, supporter of Arab Spring revolts, dies at 96

Born in Egypt in 1926, Qaradawi spent much of his life in Qatar, where he became one of the most recognisable and influential Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world.

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.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

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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