Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicWinter Olympics

Topic: Winter Olympics

China can’t use sports as soft power for long. 2022 Winter Olympics looks set to fail

US and UK may boycott the Winter Olympics in Beijing. The 2008 Olympics, when China got away with minimal opposition, seems impossible to repeat now.

Covid 19: UK gives the nod for oral pill, China on high alert for February’s Winter Olympics

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 pandemic — Bangladesh lockdown triggers exodus, Tokyo Olympics ‘difficult’ now

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

PM Modi inaugurates 2nd Khelo India Winter Games, says will make J&K winter sports hub

Athletes from 27 states & UTs are competing in the Games in Gulmarg, which will end on 2 March. The event includes alpine skiing, snowboarding and ice hockey, among other sports.

Global Pulse: South Africa’s Jacob Zuma has been ordered to step down as President

South Africa’s ruling party, ANC, has ordered Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state, but haven't given him a firm deadline to go.

Global Pulse: The Winter Olympics have begun in South Korea

The widely-anticipated sports event is another installment of diplomacy for the Korean peninsula, as both countries will be appearing as one contingent.

Global Pulse: North Korea to send a high-level delegation to Winter Olympics

North Korea and South Korea began the new year with a pledge to open up talks again, for the first time in two years.

On Camera

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

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.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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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