Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicUnited Arab Emirates

Topic: United Arab Emirates

Bridging the Gulf: Amid diplomatic row over remarks on the Prophet, PM Modi likely to visit UAE

PM Narendra Modi's Jan visit to UAE was cancelled due to the Omicron outbreak. However, the govt believes now is an “opportune” moment to strengthen bilateral ties with the UAE.

Modi holds virtual summit with ‘brother’ Abu Dhabi crown prince, India-UAE sign free trade pact

First ever trade pact with a Gulf nation aims for $100 billion two-way trade by 2027. Both nations agree to expand maritime cooperation, vow commitment against terrorism.

UAE to burn mountains of trash as China stops importing waste

UAE is building facilities worth billions that will burn garbage to generate power. The projects, however, could make it harder for the Gulf nation to net out carbon emissions.

Three more Rafale fighter jets arrive in India from France

With the arrival of the seventh batch, the number of Rafale jets went up to 24. They will be a part of IAF's second squadron and will be based in Hasimara airbase in West Bengal.

Who is Sarah Al Amiri? The 33-year-old scientist who led UAE’s Hope orbiter mission

Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri is UAE's first Minister of State for Advanced Sciences and also the chairperson of the country's space agency.

UAE plans moon mission for 2024 as it looks to diversify its oil-driven economy

Emirates Lunar Mission would be a first in the Arab world and its lunar rover will land in areas that haven’t been explored previously by human missions, says UAE PM.

Israeli plane makes historic first flight over Saudi skies

The opening up of Saudi air space gives Emirates and Etihad an opportunity to route Israelis through airports hubs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and connect them to more destinations.

US firm is turning Arabian Desert air into bottled water

Arizona-based technology firm — Zero Mass Water, will use renewable energy instead of the fossil fuels that power the many desalination facilities in Dubai and the rest of UAE. 

UAE grows rice in desert as Covid forces it to grow more of its own food

The UAE imports as much as 90% of its food and the virus has proven a stern test for the country’s overseas supply chains.

When Modi has to step in for damage control as our stupidities anger friends in Muslim world

In episode 449 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains why the Arab world is upset at the rampant Islamophobia in Indian discourse, and Modi's attempt to manage the situation.

On Camera


Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.