Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicMinistry of External Affairs

Topic: Ministry of External Affairs

MEA issues advisory against fake job claims in Thailand; asks Indians to exercise extreme caution

According to foreign ministry, the victims are reportedly taken across the border illegally mostly into Myanmar and held captive to work under harsh conditions.

MEA tells Indians to exercise caution, examine currency convertibility while being in Sri Lanka

During a press meet Thursday, the MEA assured that the Indian High Commission is in touch with local authorities over the safety of the Indian nationals in Sri Lanka.

India calls for de-escalation of Taiwan-China tensions after Nancy Pelosi’s visit

New Delhi's comment comes days after China held its biggest-ever military drills around Taiwan.

‘Jana Gana Mana’, ‘Om Jai Jagadish’ US singer Mary Millben to perform at India’s Independence Day

The African-American singer & cultural ambassador of US will perform at India's 75th year of Independence celebrations. She's the first American singer to be invited by the Indian govt.

India finally holds talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban govt, 9 months after leaving Kabul

For first time since Taliban takeover, India has sent official delegation to Afghanistan, led by J.P. Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division) at MEA.

Did Rahul Gandhi need govt permission to attend Cambridge event? Here’s what rules for MPs say

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi attended a conference at Cambridge University in London on 23 May, where he accused Modi govt of launching a 'systematic attack' on India's institutions.

As Indian govt issues urgent advisories to leave Kharkiv, 4,000 students remain in bomb shelters

Though some have started taking trains to Lviv, many are unsure if they can safely make it due to the breakdown of public transport, and the threat of air raids.

Over 8,000 stranded Indians have left Ukraine, Moldova new land route for evacuation

MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi says as of now six evacuation flights have landed in India, bringing back around 1,400 citizens.

In Naya MEA, why Jaishankar’s cool quotient and India’s muscular foreign policy are similar

Modi’s ambitious identification of national interest with himself is so complete, it would be silly to be surprised over the politicisation of India’s foreign policy.

No immediate plan to evacuate Indians from Ukraine, focussing on ensuring safety, says MEA

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Bagchi says no special flights are being arranged and Indian carriers are encouraged to operate charter flights between Ukraine and India.

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G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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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