Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicVinay Kwatra

Topic: Vinay Kwatra

Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra’s tenure extended, will retire in April, 2024

A 1988-batch IFS officer, Kwatra has been a renowned career diplomat for nearly three decades.

No talks over expansion of Quad members, says Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra

Vinay Kwatra Saturday said the upcoming summit would provide the leaders with an opportunity to take stock of the progress made so far under the Quad framework.

Who is Vinay Kwatra, and why he superseded seniors to be named India’s next Foreign Secretary

Kwatra will take over at a time when India’s neighbourhood is riddled with challenges. He is India’s envoy to Nepal, and served in the PMO and in Indian missions in US & China.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.