Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: UAE

‘Major collision’ of 2 India-bound Emirates flights averted in Dubai last Sunday

The aircraft were Boeing-B777, each with a seating capacity of 350-440 seats. Preliminary report suggests one of the flights rolled for take-off without ATC clearance.

Why UAE has turned to old foe Turkey as its potential trade link to world

The UAE is looking to benefit from Turkey’s huge investments in the industrial sector, its skilled labor and existing logistical network, especially with Africa.

Omicron a challenge to economic recovery, but India learnt from 2nd wave: MoS Anupriya Patel

In an exclusive interview with ThePrint, Patel talked about agri & merchandise exports, and hoped for an imminent India-UAE free trade deal.

Gulf Cooperation Council reveals straining Saudi-UAE ties, puts US interests at risk

This year was marked by economic competition between the 2 countries where UAE focussed on ending old disputes to promote domestic economy & Saudi Arabia was on a quest to attract investments.

Top-notch infra, access to West Asia & Africa — why Indian exporters want ‘India Mart’ in Dubai

The idea was pitched by Piyush Goyal last week. It will help Indian goods penetrate African markets and compete with Chinese goods, says FIEO CEO Ajay Sahai.

Xi Jinping wants Chinese artists and writers to practise ‘morality’. And a big editor quits

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.

India-UAE talks for FTA at advanced stage, working towards ‘India Mart’ in Dubai: Piyush Goyal

At FICCI AGM, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said India is making headway with other free trade agreements in the making, with Australia, UK, Canada, Israel and EU.

Reliance forms $2 bn joint venture with Abu Dhabi firm for petrochemical plant in UAE

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Reliance are looking to turn hydrocarbons into products that will help them tap consumer demand for plastics.

UAE for resumption of normal flights with India, says traffic low under air bubble pact

UAE Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna said his govt had requested India to lift the travel restrictions in view of the ongoing Dubai Expo but noted that there was no response yet.

US reaches ‘partner’ UAE, stops ‘secret Chinese military construction’ near Abu Dhabi

According to Wall Street Journal report, US secret agencies had found evidence of construction this year, and US warned UAE that presence of Chinese military could threaten ties between them.

On Camera


Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2020.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.