Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicSouth Africa

Topic: South Africa

Indian-origin Gupta brothers arrested in UAE over corruption scandal in South Africa

A judicial inquiry into state graft spanning more than three years detailed close links between the brothers and former President Jacob Zuma.

South Africa’s violence not due to anti-immigration crisis but loss of faith in constitution

Immigrant numbers aren't higher than they have been for a decade. After years of false promises, the citizenry has lost faith in electoral politics.

Middle-order, leadership, bowlers cooling off: Key factors in India’s ODI series loss to SA

India lost 2nd ODI in Paarl by 7 wkts Friday, despite half-centuries from Rishabh Pant & captain KL Rahul. There weren't enough runs on the board, and bowlers looked toothless.

India suffer 31-run loss after no answer to Bavuma and vd Dussen’s contrasting centuries

Stand-in skipper K.L. Rahul’s first match as ODI captain ended in defeat as South Africa defended a challenging 296 despite flourish from Thakur at the end.

South Africa is done with Covid ‘token gestures’. Its new tack is working and makes sense

South Africa learnt that contact tracing was ineffective in controlling Covid. It explains the new focus on healthcare facilities.

Omicron is driving 3rd wave, but don’t use other countries’ data for Indian trends: CCMB chief

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology director Vinay K. Nandicoori says ‘hybrid immunity’ studies are needed to detect the kinds of population getting infected in every wave.

India can forget about UN development goals unless it stops child marriages — Desmond Tutu in 2012

From his views on Gandhi to India's relationship with South Africa, Tutu spoke about life and more in this 2012 interview to Shekhar Gupta. The 90-year-old Nobel Peace prize laureate died Sunday.

KL Rahul replaces injured Rohit Sharma as India’s vice-captain for South Africa Test series

The appointment shows BCCI is looking at KL Rahul as a long-term potential leader. Earlier, Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the tour due to a recurring left hamstring injury.

South Africa extended national state of disaster 18 times since the pandemic

It is also not sustainable to govern for prolonged periods under such exceptional circumstances as allowed for by emergency legislation.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tests positive for Covid with mild symptoms

Ramaphosa contracted the virus on a day when the country saw a record high of 37,875 new infections overnight, dramatically up from the previous day’s 17,154 cases.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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