Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: UAE

2 fresh monkeypox cases reported in India Tuesday, total cases 8

Kerala clocked its 5th case, a man who came back from UAE; Delhi reported its 3rd, a foreign national with no travel history.

At first I2U2 summit, UAE pledges $2 billion for food parks in India

I2U2 is a grouping comprising India, Israel, UAE & US. Also called ‘West Asian Quad’, it was first conceptualised on 18 October 2021.

Online searches for ‘long-lasting women’s perfume’ rose by 1,650% in past 6 months, finds survey

India is among top 10 locations for 'long-lasting perfume' searches. UAE, Pakistan & Singapore are top 3, finds survey by Arabic-language cosmetics website Tajmeeli.

India & UAE vow to ‘deepen’ strategic partnership on Modi’s first Gulf trip after Prophet row

On a whirlwind visit to Abu Dhabi, PM Narendra Modi met UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and thanked him for ‘taking great care of 3.5 million Indian community’.

I2U2 grouping of India, Israel, UAE and US to hold first virtual summit next month

According to the White House, the summit will be held to re-energise and revitalise American alliances across the world. Food security is on the agenda for the summit.

Indians build the UAE. Delhi shouldn’t worry about pushback from Gulf nations

Forget UAE’s recent history. Century-old trade and migratory links tie Indians and the Gulf Arabs into collaboration and cooperation even today.

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.

Electronics, chemicals, machineries set for zero-duty access under India-UAE trade pact

The India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement signed Friday is first comprehensive trade deal signed by India with a Gulf country & India’s first trade agreement in a decade.

India-Israel-US-UAE ‘West Asian Quad’ crucial to address complex global threats, says UAE envoy

UAE’s Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna says new grouping that first met in Oct 2021 is ‘an offspring of Abraham Accord’, critical to combat threats to economic growth & stability.

Houthi militia attacks remind UAE it isn’t so easy to escape Yemen conflict

The Emiratis prevented Iranian-backed rebels, Houthis, from capturing Yemen's south during the civil war. Now, Houthis may have ended UAE's hopes of a return to business as usual.

On Camera


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.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.