Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicUN General Assembly

Topic: UN General Assembly

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Nehru’s younger sister who slammed Indira for Emergency

18 August is the birth anniversary of Pandit, a freedom fighter, an accomplished diplomat and politician. 

Sigh of relief as Bachelet replaces Kashmir-baiter Zeid Hussein as UNHRC chief

Bachelet, who earlier expressed concerns about India having to suffer cross-border terrorism, is seen in New Delhi as fair and objective observer.

Global Pulse: ‘Make America France again’, it’s all in the name for Xi Jinping

Bowled over by what he saw in France, Donald Trump is considering a Batille-Day style US military parade in Washington on the 4 July next year.

On Camera

YourTurn

Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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