Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will meet his French and Australian counterpart at a trilateral dialogue in Delhi on April 13 to discuss maritime security and collaborate on Indo-Pacific challenges faced. Besides discussing Chinese presence in the Indo-Pacific region, the leaders will focus on trade and technology. Notably, the meet is proposed a week after the France-led ‘La Pérouse’ joint naval exercise ends in the Bay of… read-more
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Australia is strongly considering India to enter into a trade agreement in sectors like mining and wine sales. With the move, Australia is eyeing to fill the void in the sectors which has emerged following its trade war with China. According to reports, several Indian companies including Coal India Ltd are being cheered to engage with Australian miners. Notably, the trinity of India, Australia and Japan has already launched a supply chain… read-more
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Australia will soon build the world's first sanctuary housing platypuses to support their breeding and rehabilitation, considering their nearing extinction provoked by climate change. Reportedly, the concerns about platypus escalated in light of the damage caused by the recent bushfires. The Taronga Conservation Society and the New South Wales government have vowed to establish the refuge by 2022 at a zoo near Sydney. With ponds and burrows,… read-more
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The Australian government on February 25, by passing a law, mandated tech giants like Google and Facebook to pay for local news content. The law named 'News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code' aims to "sustain public interest journalism in Australia". Earlier, several regulators had argued that the tech companies were leveraging their market position and using the content of local news publishers without paying any… read-more
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England Skipper Joe Root's knock of 218 runs (377 balls) against India on February 6, made him the first batsman to score a double-century in 100th test appearance. With this achievement, Root became third Englishman to score a century at 100th test. Moreover, Root equalled Australia's Don Bradman as he scored 150+ runs in three consecutive test matches. Reportedly, this was Root's fifth double-century and third as England's captain.
New Zealand cricket team has qualified for the finals of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship that is to be played at the Lord's cricket ground. The confirmation came after Australia aborted their tour of South Africa following the outbreak of new variant of COVID-19. While Australia has the least chance of qualifying, India and England will compete for the second spot of the finals in the upcoming Test series.
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The Indian women's hockey team secured a 1-1 draw against the world number two Argentina in the final match of their tour on January 31. Skipper Rani Rampal emerged as India's saviour with her goal at 35th minute. However, the squad remained deprived of victory with four losses and three draws. After the game, coach Sjoerd Marijne said, "We had to play more smartly, but that's something we can work on".
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Ahead of the Australian Open, the decision of organisers to bring tennis players has drawn flak from locals. While 37,000 Australians are stranded, the arrangement of chartered flights and prioritising tennists has led the government to draw criticisms. Besides, the recent flight cancels and players travelling with the COVID-19 infected people added to the menace. Reportedly, the Australian government has put a weekly cap on international… read-more
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The German police have arrested the Australian operator of the world's largest darknet marketplace DarkMarket for selling drugs, stolen credit card data, and malware. Shutting down the market and switching off the servers, the investigators found 3,20,000 transactions took place through the market. The authorities have seized its 20 servers in Moldova and Ukraine and have evaluated its turnover to around $170 million. Meanwhile, the accused,… read-more
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Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the Brisbane Test against Australia after he sustained an abdominal strain in the third test match. Team India will also miss the in-from all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who suffered a dislocated thumb, in the final match. Besides, Hanuma Vihari is ruled out for hamstring. Moreover, R Ashwin's back spasms poses serious apprehensions for India's playing 11 in the series decider starting from… read-more