Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicSouth Asian Region

Topic: South Asian Region

Pakistan’s new Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is known for propping up currency in earlier stints

Dar, 72, is a chartered accountant who had served as finance minister thrice in the past. He faces the daunting task of stabilising Pakistan's economy which has been in a tailspin.

India’s foreign student numbers grew 42% in 7 yrs. Where are they from? Still the same countries

Data from govt's All India Survey on Higher Education shows the countries, mostly South Asian, sending students to India remain the same. Intake from Bhutan & Malaysia has gone down.

Collaboration shown in fighting Covid a valuable takeaway from the pandemic, says PM Modi

Addressing a workshop Thursday on 'Covid-19 Management' with 10 other nations, Modi said that South Asia has managed to achieve one of the lowest fatality rates in the world.

A breath of fresh air in studying Indo-Pak nuclear crisis management

Modern conflict cannot be viewed in a bipolar framework. International relations expert Moeed Yusuf’s new book provides a much-needed alternative.

Trump administration wants Pakistan to make arrests or bring Taliban leadership to table

Principal deputy assistant secretary, Alice Wells, said Pakistan is essential for US to achieve its objectives in South Asia. Washington: The US has not seen...

On Camera

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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.