Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicNicaragua

Topic: Nicaragua

US resists pressure from Mexico, excludes Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua from Summit of Americas

According to people in the know, the decision is based on concerns about lack of democracy & respect for human rights in these countries.

Bipin Rawat to Galwan, what kept China occupied this week. And why Taiwan is losing friends

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.

President ‘missing’ and WHO norms ignored: Where Nicaragua stands as world fights Covid-19

Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua's president, has not been seen in public for over a month and speculations are rife about his health.

GLOBAL PULSE: Paris pullout is a gift to China, Russia’s patriotic hackers and a belated Beatlemania for Cubans

PARIS PULLOUT IS A STRATEGIC GIFT TO CHINA Trump has managed to turn “America First into America Isolated”, said The New York Times. His pull out of the Paris climate accord creates a vacuum of global leadership and is “the greatest strategic gift to the Chinese”.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.