Monday, 27 March, 2023

Topic: Russia

Amazon fined 4 million roubles by Russian court for failing to delete ‘illegal’ content

The e-commerce giant had failed to delete content on drug use & 'propagandising suicide', illegal under Russian law. The court had earlier banned Meta as an 'extremist' organisation.

Stop Ukraine war—Time Biden and Putin listen to what India is saying, the world is fed up

Eight months into the Ukraine conflict, India and the world wish it would end soon so that all can get back to the serious business of rebuilding economies.

ONGC eyes 20% stake in Russia entity’s managing Sakhalin 1 project, report says

Russia had issued a decree allowing it to seize Exxon Mobil’s 30% stake and gave a state-run company the authority to decide whether foreign shareholders can retain their participation.

Russia adds Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta to list of ‘terrorists and extremists’ organisations

A Moscow court in June rejected an appeal by Facebook parent Meta after it was found guilty of 'extremist activity' in Russia in March.

Engage, engage, engage all sides—why India’s G-20 presidency is good news for world powers

India’s G-20 presidency—starting December this year—will be remembered because of its ability to listen to all sides in a fractured, multipolar world.

Truck explosion destroys part of Russia-Crimea bridge, no direct claim of responsibility yet

The blast occurred in a freight truck, and caused 7 fuel tanker wagons to catch fire on a train heading for the peninsula. Putin asks for state commission to investigate the incident.

Putin’s threats on nuclear weapons seem serious, US likely to retaliate, say analysts

Putin has cautioned the West that an attack on Russia could provoke a nuclear response. US options include nuclear strike or conventional attack, says US National Security Adviser

Why Russia’s nuclear threats to Ukraine are as empty as Pakistan’s to India

Russia is trying to do what Pakistan tried—engage in aggression and threaten nuclear escalation if the other side responded.

Russian patrol detains head of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, says in-charge company

Murashov was detained on his way from Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, Europe's largest, to the town of Enerhodaron Friday, according to head of state-owned company in charge of the plant

India abstains as Russia vetoes UNSC draft resolution on Moscow’s “illegal referenda”

India’s Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said that India is deeply disturbed by the developments in Ukraine and has advocated that no solution can ever arrive at the cost of human lives.

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.