Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: Philippines

World’s strongest storm in 2020 super typhoon Goni makes landfall in the Philippines

The typhoon first hit land before dawn Sunday over Catanduanes province and pummeled Albay. Moving west at 25 kilometers an hour, it is expected to exit land tonight or Monday.

Philippines gets tough on China after years of cosying up, leans back on old ally America

Philippines has recently started to shift back toward the US as China becomes more assertive in South China Sea and the Philippine economy suffers due to Covid-19.

Philippines expects to approve Covid vaccine starting 2021 second quarter

This is a 'practical and realistic timeline' as vaccines will go through registration then clinical trials for a number of months, says Maria Rosario Vergeire, Health Undersecretar.

What South China Sea arbitration is, and why Australia, India are getting more vocal about it

Chinese and Australian envoys to India got into an argument on 2016 South China Sea arbitration last week, bringing focus back on China’s refusal to accept it.

Masks made from Banana-tree species could be the answer to cutting Covid plastic waste

Abaca, a fiber derived from a banana tree relative, is as durable as polyester but can decompose within two months. The Philippines is the world’s largest producer of it.

Not just India, Tibet — China has 17 territorial disputes with its neighbours, on land & sea

China has disputes with Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Singapore, Brunei, Nepal, Bhutan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar and Tibet.

Fear of baby boom grips Philippines amid coronavirus pandemic

The Philippines, which has a population of 108.7 million people, has boosted the country's family planning programs to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

Don’t suffer alone — India and the world need to act against China’s intimidation tactics

Countries in the region are speaking against China’s aggressiveness. President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte criticised its actions against Vietnam.

This city is the ‘most typical place’ in the world

With fairly high degree on income equality, English as the most spoken language, and a dominant outsourcing industry, Cebu is remarkably representative of the world as a whole.

World’s largest eagle ‘rescued’ in Odisha, but experts say ‘doesn’t look like it’

The Odisha forest department has identified rescued eagle as Philippine eagle. Experts say it looks like a crested serpent eagle.

On Camera


PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

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.