Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: Sweden

Finland, Sweden can join NATO. But Russia needs to be handled first

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Why NATO should rethink Finland and Sweden induction

Neither nation is in fear of a Russian invasion, and they may just free-ride off US security like other Europeans.

Meet the 4 Nordic women PMs whom Modi interacted with in Europe, all pioneers of climate action

Iceland PM Katrin Jakobsdottir, Finland PM Sanna Marin, Sweden PM Magdalena Andersson, Denmark PM Mette Frederiksen— all have been mobilising global action on climate change.

Med-tech, fintech, gaming, defence could drive future India-Sweden trade, says business council

A survey released last week says Swedish firms plan to invest $1 billion in India over the next two years. From 2015-20, firms already invested a total of $2 billion in India.

Gadkari to sue Swedish media houses for defamation after reports link family to Scania ‘bribes’

Swedish media report that Scania officials paid bribes for deal in India. Nitin Gadkari's office says neither he nor his family have anything to do with the purchase or sale of any Scania bus.

Why Sweden’s parking lots are replacing cars with tables, benches and plants

The effort is part of a govt plan that aims to enable people to access most facilities they need within their neighbourhoods.

Why Swedish towns are banning masks, forcing people to remove them

These local mask bans are a logical product of nine months of consistent anti-mask statements by the Swedish state.

How Sweden is transforming its homes into power stations

Almost 54 per cent of Sweden’s power comes from renewables and this energy is increasingly local.

Why rich countries have highest Covid fatality rates and what Sweden got very wrong

In episode 639 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses Sweden's failed herd immunity and why Covid has been extremely fatal in rich countries.

Sweden proposes new law to let it shut down businesses as Covid situation worsens

Sweden currently has no legal tools to enforce limits on stores, gyms or public transport. The new law, if passed, would stop short of regulating functions at private homes.

On Camera


Representational photo of offshore oil rig | PTI

Sizzling oil prices burning a hole in your pocket, but refiners are making a killing

While state-run refiners have recorded higher-than-usual margins in 2021-22, the margins are more for private players as they are the biggest beneficiaries of cheap Russian crude.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

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.