Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Ukraine

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.

Resolve crisis of students back from China & Ukraine mid-course, House panel tells MEA 

Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs says it is 'deeply concerned' as students have neither been able to return to China & Ukraine nor complete their training in India.

First grain ship leaves Ukraine port of Odesa after UN-brokered deal

The agreement will enable Ukraine to export 22 million tonnes of grain and other agricultural products that have been stuck in Black Sea ports due to the war.

The 3 Indians on Ukraine’s blacklist are not Kremlin stooges, their views are just outdated

Saeed Naqvi is a nostalgist for the morality of the non-aligned world. Sam Pitroda, who has an unreadable book to sell, is just a blind Gandhi family follower.

‘Poor Ukraine’: Sanctions on Russia hurt West too but here’s why it’s unlikely to back down

When one looks to the future, the question is whether Western powers want to save a country still recognisably Ukraine, or if they seek to destroy Russian threat once & for all.

India can play bigger role in global nuclear politics. Ukraine fence-sitting stands in way

As Russia-Ukraine war goes on, India must step up. But it lacks a national security policy.

NATO summit: Finland and Sweden closer to joining, China in focus

The G-7 nations made proposals to limit Putin's energy revenue by lowering oil and gas prices. Further, pressure was put on Beijing of a larger military alliance in the Asia-Pacific.

‘Lives up to European values and standards’: EU backs Ukraine’s bid to enter bloc

Meanwhile, a top Russian security officer said the West was trying to ‘turn Eurasia into a region of puppet states at war with each other’.

Russia cherishes special, privileged partnership with India, says envoy Denis Alipov

Given the backdrop of the Ukraine war, Moscow goes the extra mile to celebrate 75 years of bilateral ties with New Delhi on its National Day and releases a special edition of Russia Digest.

‘Born out of personal trauma’: Why this Polish novel speaks to war-torn Ukraine

Zanna Sloniowska’s ‘The House with the Stained-Glass Window’, about four generations of women surviving war, is allowing Ukrainians to express trauma.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
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.