Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicRakesh Sharma

Topic: Rakesh Sharma

IDBI Bank to sell $1.4 billion of its bad loans

IDBI Bank, which has India's worst bad loan ratio, wants to sell stressed loans 'by June-end to quicken pace of clean-up exercise'.

What is wrong with Bloomberg comparing Modi to JFK?

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Rakesh Sharma, the first and only Indian in space, wants to go back as a tourist

The veteran Indian Air Force fighter pilot says he is excited about PM Modi's announcement of plans to launch a desi crewed mission by 2022.

Modi says ISRO eyeing human spaceflight in three years. The claim may not be far off

The space agency recently tested a crew bailout system, and a prototype was just developed for the Indian ‘vyomanaut’.

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Representative image | Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (L) with Chinese premier Xi Jinping (R) | MFA China

Nepal to Bangladesh, nations mounting small acts of big rebellion against China, US

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives reiterated their commitment to the One-China Policy—but on their own terms.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.