Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: Moscow

Putin says Russian farmers drafted into military, signals risks for 2023 crop

The announcement of Russia's first public mobilisation since World War II for its 'special military operation' in Ukraine, has triggered a rush for the border by eligible men.

Russia lures foreigners with citizenship if they fight in Ukraine, hires mercenaries, convicts

Meanwhile, the international community has slammed plans by separatist regions in Ukraine to hold referendums, calling it an attempt to divert attention from Russia’s battle reversals.

‘Your views outdated, actions detrimental to Russia,’ Moscow civic leaders ask Putin to resign

Risking action as Vladimir Putin swiftly punishes anti-war dissent, municipal deputies put up an open letter to the President on Twitter Monday.

Ajit Doval & Russian NSA Nikolai Patrushev meet in Moscow; discuss cooperation in security

This comes as India engages with Russia on issues like India's energy security amid the Ukraine conflict. The two sides agreed to continue a dialogue between their Security Councils.

Here’s why a leading Russian hypersonic missile developer was arrested for treason 

The 55-year-old Alexander Shiplyuk, the director of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, was arrested by the FSB.

Russia sends US basketball star Brittney Griner to 9 yrs in jail, ‘unacceptable’ says Biden

Verdict comes 6 months after the Olympic gold medallist was arrested on charges of smuggling in less than 1 gram of cannabis oil in her luggage.

Afghan embassy in Moscow handed over to Taliban, flag hoisted

After Jamal Garwal was appointed Afghanistan’s Charge d’Affaires in Moscow, the Afghanistan Embassy in Russia was completely handed over to the Taliban government on Saturday

India ready to send aid to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan but how to route it is the question

Indian delegation at Moscow talks held separate meet with Taliban, but no final decision on how the aid will be delivered and through which channels.

Keep talking, disengage fast, keep distance, ease tensions — India-China plan for LAC peace

At Moscow meet, foreign ministers Jaishankar and Wang Yi agree to ‘expedite’ work on new confidence building measures once Ladakh tensions ease.

Security in Eurasia, neighbouring areas requires special attention of the SCO, says Putin

Putin Wednesday held a meeting via video conference with foreign ministers of the eight-member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation including S Jaishankar.

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Representative image | Reuters

GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.