Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: Quad

It’s Biden’s US that’s shaky, not India — from China to Afghanistan

Biden is free to chart a foreign policy that suits his regime the best but shouldn’t ‘shake’ the foundations on which the post-Second World War order stands.

Fate of Ukraine will tempt China on Taiwan. And US might not be in a position to push back

As US commitments in Europe increase, many Asian nations – including India – will wonder if it’s wise to irk China, with no guarantee of American support.

Common entrance test for central universities good idea but must not repeat NEET mess

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

Right words in wrong places: Why Japan PM linking Ukraine with Indo-Pacific is embarrassing

Japan PM linking the Russian invasion and the Quad statement is something that Delhi has been trying to avoid. Putting it out in the open doesn’t help.

With dragon in the room, India & Australia set to boost economic ties at Modi-Morrison meet

After strengthening strategic ties under Indo-Pacific and Quad, New Delhi and Canberra are now focussed on concluding the long-pending Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement.

Japanese PM Kishida arrives in India today. Indo-Pacific ties, Ukraine & China likely on agenda

During his maiden visit, Kishida and PM Modi will be holding the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit, which will look into some pressing bilateral issues between New Delhi and Tokyo.

Quad differences out in the open, Biden & Kishida call for support but India stays silent

Quad leaders called a rushed meeting Thursday as the war raged on in Ukraine, leading to a swelling humanitarian catastrophe. US & Japan express vociferous support for Ukraine.

Quad leaders say Ukraine sovereignty, territorial integrity key to peaceful, stable Indo-Pacific

PMs Modi, Morrison and Kishida and President Biden discussed Russia’s war on Ukraine in virtual meeting, and agreed it has a bearing on Indo-Pacific.

With US or Russia? India-US strategic partnership hit by Delhi’s abstentions in UN over Ukraine

Quad leaders are scheduled to meet virtually Thursday evening after India once again abstained from voting to punish Russia, this time in the UN General Assembly.

Amid Russia-Ukraine conflict, PM Modi to attend virtual meeting of Quad leaders today

Modi will join US President Joe Biden and PMs of Australia and Japan. MEA said the leaders will exchange views and assessments about important developments in the Indo-Pacific.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

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.