Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Switzerland

Putin’s attack on Ukraine means Russia’s rich aren’t welcome at Davos anymore

It will be the first WEF in Switzerland since the fall of communism without a single Russian official or business leader.

Muslims didn’t damage property in Kolkata, viral video is from a brawl in Switzerland

Video is from 2018 when violent clashes had erupted between Swiss fans supporting two rival football teams — FC Luzern and FC Basel.

‘Unite Eva with Fuhrer’: Campaign urges the Swiss to give up Putin ‘lover’ Alina Kabaeva

Citizens of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine are signatories to the petition that say ‘Putin’s favourite mistress and her three children’ are hiding in Switzerland.

SpiceJet ‘admitted debt liability’, says HC on Credit Suisse winding-up plea. Airline to appeal

Madras HC has ordered winding up of SpiceJet Ltd over non-payment of $24 million in dues to Credit Suisse AG. But order kept in abeyance to allow SpiceJet time to deposit $5 million.

Chinese papers quote Swiss biologist to support Covid origin study, embassy says he doesn’t exist

The Swiss embassy said it has no registry of any citizen named Edwards Wilson, who has been quoted by several Chinese papers on reports about the origin of coronavirus.

Switzerland reopens its doors to fully vaccinated Indians with WHO-approved doses

Switzerland's Federal Office of Public Health said there is no need for a negative RT-PCR report from countries that have the Delta variant of Covid-19.

Indians’ funds in Swiss banks jump to over Rs 20,700 crore in 2020, highest in 13 years

The increase in funds of Indian clients with Swiss banks, from Rs 6,625 crore in 2019, reverses a 2-year declining trend. However, customer deposits fell for the second year.

Why interest rates are losing their relevance around the world

Economists have recommended Switzerland’s central bank put less emphasis on interest rates. There’s a lesson for the rest of the world, too.

UK tourists flee Swiss ski resort, how tiny Timor-Leste kept virus at bay & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

India gets second set of Swiss bank account details under automatic info exchange framework

The information shared by Swiss authorities include identification, account and financial information as well as information on account balance and capital income.

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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.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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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.