Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicUnited Arab Emirates

Topic: United Arab Emirates

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.

Grounding of Emirates means global aviation is grounded

Emirates isn't just a leisure service, they’re a piece of vital national and international infrastructure that can provide an airlift service in an emergency.

At OIC meet today, Sushma Swaraj to focus on India’s fight against terror

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has invited India after 50 years, but in the midst of rising tensions, Pakistan has questioned the invitation.

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Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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