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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Hospitalized With Intestinal Obstruction

Jan 03, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

66-year-old Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro posted a photo of himself on Twitter in the hospital bed, giving a thumbs up. He has experienced a series of medical issues since he was stabbed in the abdomen on the campaign trail in 2018.

India Exploring Possibility Of Inviting Leaders Of Central Asian Countries To Grace R-Day Celebrations

Dec 13, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

As a grouping, India had invited leaders of 10-nation influential regional bloc ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) for the Republic Day celebrations in 2018 and all of them attended it.

Brazil's Amazon Deforestation Surges To Worst In 15 Years

Before Jair Bolsonaro's term began as President in January 2019, the Brazilian Amazon hadn't recorded a single year with more than 10,000 square kilometers of deforestation in over a decade.

PM Modi Has Highest Approval Ratings Among Fellow World Leaders: American Research Firm

Nov 08, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is standing at an approval rating of 70%, the highest among other major world leaders. He has crossed this mark for the second time, Morning Consult recorded.

Brazil: Criminal Charges Against President Jair Bolsonaro Recommended

Politicians in Brazil have voted to back a report recommending criminal charges be laid against President Jair Bolsonaro for his response to Covid-19 Pandemic.

11 October, 2021

Brazil President Bolsonaro Can't Watch Football Matches Till He Gets Covid-19 Vaccine

Associated Press (AP)

Jair Bolsonaro said he had wanted to go to a Brazilian championship match in the city of Santos, but did not because he is not vaccinated.

03 October, 2021

Thousands In Brazil Protest Bolsonaro, Seek His Impeachment

Associated Press (AP)

The protests, smaller than those in support of Bolsonaro last Sept. 7, were promoted by leftist parties and some union movements linked to the former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's Worker´s Party.

17 September, 2021

Brazil President's Reluctance To Get COVID-19 Vaccine Might Keep Him Out Of UN Premises

Associated Press (AP)

To prevent Covid-19 spread, the city of New York has mandated vaccination certificates for delegates in the UN building for an upcoming annual debate. What will happen to the unvaccinated Brazil President, Jair Bolsonaro?

09 September, 2021

BRICS Has Adopted Counter Terrorism Action Plan: PM Narendra Modi

Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended virtual meeting of the BRICS.

09 September, 2021

PM Modi To Chair BRICS Summit, China's Xi Jinping To Attend Via Video

Outlook Web Desk

According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the meeting is scheduled to include Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro.

04 July, 2021

Brazil: SC Authorises Probe To Investigate President Bolsonaro’s Response To Covaxin Deal

Associated Press (AP)

Prosecutors will investigate whether Bolsonaro committed the crime of ‘prevarication,’ which entails refraining from action required as part of a public official's duty for reasons of personal interest.

01 July, 2021

Brazil's Bolsonaro Fires Health Minister Over Vaccine Graft Allegations

Associated Press (AP)

The order firing Roberto Dias, head of the Health Ministry's logistics department, was signed on Tuesday night by Bolsonaro's chief of staff, Luiz Eduardo Ramos.

30 June, 2021

Brazil Temporarily Suspends Covaxin Contract, Bolsonaro Under Fire For 'Graft'

Outlook Web Desk

Bharat Biotech has denied any allegation of wrongdoing with respect to vaccine supply.

20 June, 2021

As Brazil's Covid Death Toll Breaches 500K Mark, Protests Erupt Against President

Associated Press (AP)

Thousands gathered in downtown Rio de Janeiro waving flags and shouting slogans against President Jair Bolsonaro

19 June, 2021

Covid Death Toll In Brazil To Breach 500K Mark

Associated Press (AP)

Official data showed about 2,000 COVID-19 deaths per day in Brazil in the past week, representing one-fifth the global total.

13 June, 2021

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Fined For Flouting Mask Rule Before Motorcyclists

Associated Press (AP)

Sao Paulo's state government press office said a fine — equivalent to about $110 — would be imposed for violation of a rule that has required masks in public places since May 2020.

25 January, 2021

In Brazil, Call To Impeach President Bolsonaro Grow Louder; Thousands Take To Streets

Associated Press (AP)

Bolsonaro — who is midway through his four-year term — has faced renewed criticism in recent weeks both for the crisis in Manaus and for delays in launching Brazil's immunization campaign against Covid-19.

15 January, 2021

Brazil, Bangladesh In Line To Buy Covid Vaccine From India

Seema Guha

Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali who is in Delhi is also hoping to get supplies of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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