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The imperative that we must not waver in supporting #Ukraine is reinforced by a factor we often overlook in our #West-centric bubble:

#Russia is not isolated globally.

Pushing back against Russia thus 1) takes extra effort & 2) is of strategic importance beyond #Ukraine (1/11)
For proof that #Russia is not isolated, look toward big parts of Asia, LatAm, Africa, Middle East. Voting patterns at #UNGA. Who hasn’t joint sanctions against #Russia. How media beyond the "West" reports on the war in #Ukraine. And most of all: Look at #China and #India. (2/11)
Let’s take #MiddleEast: Sure, there’s few staunch supporters of #Russia (Syria). Most "sit on the fence": Reluctant to join sanctions; Saudis/UAE won't pump more oil; Even #NATO ally (!) #Turkey & closest US ally #Israel tread cautiously due to security concerns vis Russia (3/11)
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Reading about the non stop commentary about @Tesla & #India by @elonmusk i share the following.
Given that the Tesla is an expensive electric car i understand why they want to first sell before local manufacture.
However in the same breath when they talk of manufacturing in
#Indonesia i would also give the cold shoulder to these requests. Is the argument that Indonesia is a huge local market for expensive Tesla cars or that it will be a export hub? If the latter then why not India to manufacture? Exports don't entail any taxes including for imports.
Over 30 yrs of working with global companies I have realised this strange but true attitude barring exceptions. Manufacture in India is only when they see a huge market to sell their product in India at #American/#European prices with little or no taxes. They will gripe & groan
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The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (#OIC) expresses it deep concern over the pronouncement of life sentence for one of the most prominent #Kashmiri leaders, Mr. #YasinMalik, who has been leading a peaceful freedom struggle for many decades. Image
Reiterating its solidarity with the people of #Jammu and #Kashmir, the #OIC General Secretariat urges the international community to ensure that the legitimate struggle of the #Kashmiris for the realization of their rights must not be equated with #terrorism.
The General Secretariat calls on the Government of #India to release all #Kashmiri leaders unfairly incarcerated, halt forthwith the gross and systematic persecution of Kashmiris in the #Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and #Kashmir (IIOJK);…
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In the early 20th century, an #Indian Raja could snap his fingers and turn the fate of a #Spanish flamenco dancer into an Indian queen... as did the besotted ruler of the princely state of Kapurthala in #Punjab. A modern retelling of a #Cinderella story set in Spain. 1/11
How exactly did Anita Delgado, a Spanish dancer trying to eke out a living to support her family, become Maharani Prem Kaur? It all began when Maharaja Jagatjit Singh was in #Madrid to attend the wedding of King Alfonso XIII of Spain in 1906. 2/11
#fairytales
Like any tourist, the Maharaja wanted a night on the town and he walked into a nightclub. Here, Anita Delgado and her sister, both flamenco #dancers, were performing the curtain-raiser act that night. Delgado was just 16 years old but Jagatjit Singh was smitten. 3/11
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Is it just me? to find this Memorandum of Understanding very intriguing? This MoU Between #India's AYUSH ministry (Ayureda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy) and DBT the Dept of BioTechnology? Image
Apparently, "There is a need of multi-pronged and technological ways for the exploration and application of this ancient scientific system of health care into the public health care domain."; and what's more.."Biotechnological R & D and Ayush Interventions will improve.."
"quality of life as well as life span (Vayahsthaapana Rasayana) and bring down the associated morbidity pertaining to chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, cachexia, pain management and infectious diseases for example Tuberculosis."
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Owned by #kings, dukes & sultans, worn by Marie Antoinette, used to pay off a royal debt – and said to carry an ancient curse. It would have to be a #diamond. But not just any diamond. It’s the Hope Diamond, and it's from Guntur in #AndhraPradesh. 1/12 Image
The Hope Diamond is the world’s largest and most legendary blue gemstone. And equally remarkable is its tale, which begins in the famed Golconda Mines in Guntur. But it began life under a different name. 2/12
#gems #minerals
The diamond was discovered by an extraordinary #French adventurer and gems merchant, Jean Baptiste Tavernier, who visited #India in the mid-17th century. It was 112 carats, the size of a grown man’s fist, and it was called Tavernier’s Blue. 3/12 Image
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Can a lip-smacking chicken #curry be used as a tool for #revolution? Believe it or not but Rash Behari Bose, an #Indian revolutionary, did just that while on the run in #Tokyo. Bose was born #OnThisDay in 1886. 1/8
#food #cuisine #recipes Image
During the early 20th century, the #British in #India were feeling the heat as there was an upsurge in revolutionary activities during India's #freedomstruggle. A revolutionary from #Bengal, Bose played an important part in the movement. 2/8
He was involved in the assassination attempt on Lord Hardinge in 1912 and the failed Ghadar Mutiny of 1915. He escaped to #Japan and lived there under an assumed name and identity. 3/8
#Indianhistory #history Image
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Chinese & Russians are good at deception. Attack on #Kyiv is a good example.
Recent LEAK is either an American propaganda or a "planned leak" by China itself.

This means China's distracting the world to believe action will happen in Taiwan.
#India has to be careful!
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It's not as if India is not aware of China's move. India in it's own way has been stifling China. Had posted about it. 👇
Our top echelonnow has CHINESE experts, unlike old times when there wr Pak centered think tanks.

If media told you that Russia was using OLD EQUIPEMENTS-- well, Russians used old equipments where they were using distraction tactics.

Just search for the kind of equipements they used around Mariupol.
At places that mattered, they used their best forces.
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Small Thread on who are " ASHA workers " & why did the WHO recognize them . These million plus workers have helped India put more than 1.8 billion doses in arms over rough terrain , mountains , snow filled gorges & overwhelmed rivers, sometimes at huge risk to their lives ctd) ImageImage
2/n They climbed over difficult terrains , over snow full mountains , across deep gorges.... these are strong women of #India 🇮🇳🙏ctd) ImageImage
3/n Sometimes we may see them go into homes , go to fields, barns... no place is unapproachable for these women ..🙏🇮🇳ctd) ImageImage
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On this day, 24 years ago, at this time, a lone C-130 was descending into an unmarked airstrip somewhere in the south of #Pakistan. The C-130 had been escorted by armed Pakistani F-16s from Rawalpindi.
It’s cargo: extremely classified. So much so that the F-16s had...

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been given standing orders that in the unlikely event of the C-130 being hijacked or flown outside of national airspace, they were to shoot down the aircraft before it left Pakistan’s airspace. It was one of the many trips the Pakistani C-130s would make to this airstrip in
Balochistan, Southern Pakistan. Some times the tactical airlifters would be empty, flying ghost missions to the middle of the desert and sometimes, unknown to anyone else, the cargo contained several mechanical components of a mysterious nature....
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Dr Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh, Minister of Health of #Djibouti🇩🇯 has been elected as the President of the 75th World Health Assembly #WHA75
Bulgaria🇧🇬
Indonesia🇮🇩
Malaysia🇲🇾
Togo🇹🇬
United States🇺🇸
have been elected as Vice-Presidents of the 75th World Health Assembly #WHA75
Dr Hiroki Nakatani from #Japan🇯🇵 has been appointed as the Chairperson of Committee A at the 75th World Health Assembly #WHA75
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.@DrTedros is now presenting the World Health Organization Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ Award at the #WHA75

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WHO Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ Award, established in 2019, is given by @DrTedros to recognize contributions to advancing global health, demonstrated leadership & commitment to regional health issues.
Dr Paul Farmer was Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at @harvardmed, co-founder & chief strategist of @PIH - an intl NGO established in 1987 providing direct health care services, research & advocacy for those who are sick and living in poverty #WHA75 Image
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Tracker: public.tableau.com/app/profile/ra…

Updated 5/22/2022
Tracking #BA4/#BA4 in #Asia and #Oceania

Hotspots: #Israel, #Hongkong, #NewSouthWales (#Australia), #Singapore
Emerging Hotspots: #India
#NewZealand (MIQ facility)
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#ExamStress
#India

It is quite common in India to see children suffering from severe exam stress.

Traditionally (and heavily supported by ignorant popular media), parents are blamed for this.

Please read on to know the truth. #thread
Children who develop severe physical symptoms of anxiety (body tremor, agitation, crying spells, sweating, poor sleep, nausea, etc) near exams actually have long standing issues with managing anxiety.
These go un noticed and untreated as compensatory mechanism like help from school and parents can contain this anxiety to some extent.

Eventually it unravels. This happens close to so called important exam of 10th std.
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The world is facing a food shortage and inflation to preserve the throne of the US ejmagnier.com/2022/05/22/%ef…
Due to the inaccurate and ridiculous narrative around, I'll share the bullet points in the article showing that the "#Ukraine is far from feeding the world" as written in my article today:
#Russia - not #Ukraine - is the primary source of wheat globally.
The world doesn’t depend on Ukrainian wheat. The war added to an already existing problem.
Ukraine is countering the sea blockade and has agreed with Lithuania, Latvia and Poland to export its wheat.+
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Tracker: public.tableau.com/app/profile/ra…

Updated 5/21/2022
Tracking #BA4/#BA4 in #Asia and #Oceania

Hotspots: #Israel, #Hongkong, #NewSouthWales (#Australia), #Singapore
Emerging Hotspots: #India
#NewZealand (MIQ facility)
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#Thread
May 21, 1991: Most people I know, and who are in my age group, remember vividly where he or she was and what he or she was doing because of the shocking news of #RajivGandhi's assassination. If it didn't happen, remember, #DMK would have continued in power in #Tamilnadu.
The next #Tamilnadu election would have been in 1994. There would have been an #AIADMK for sure, but not #Jayalalithaa's servile party. In fact, I doubt if she would have been this important at all. The triumvirates who protected J from harm would have been very powerful too
#Rajiv would have come to power with a fractured mandate, but would have continued his reform path because of economic exigencies of that time. It would have been very possible that #Congress made yet another proper comeback in 1996, on the government delivering promises...
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Tracker: public.tableau.com/app/profile/ra…

Updated 5/20/2022
Tracking #BA4/#BA4 in #Asia and #Oceania

Hotspots: #Israel, #Hongkong, #NewSouthWales (#Australia), #Singapore
Emerging Hotspots: #India ImageImage
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India records highest ever annual #FDI inflow of $83.57 billion in FY 2021-22. This is $1.60 billion more than last FY despite military operation in Ukraine and COVID19 pandemic.
#India ’s FDI inflows have gone up 20-fold since 2003-04, when the inflow was $4.3 billion.
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India is rapidly emerging as a preferred country for foreign investment in the manufacturing sector. FDI equity inflow in manufacturing sector has increased by 76% in FY 2021-22 ($21.34 billion) compared to FY 2020-21 ($12.09 billion).
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It is remarkable that #FDI inflow into #India has increased 23% post-#COVID19 ($171.84 billion between March 2020 and March 2022), compared to pre-pandemic FDI inflow ($141.10 billion between February 2018 and February 2020: USD 141.10 billion).
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"Had a productive Virtual Summit with #Cambodian PM #HunSen. We reviewed our bilateral cooperation and also discussed global and regional issues. I congratulated Cambodia for assuming the Chairmanship of #ASEAN and assured India’s full support for its success," tweets PM Modi
#PMModi held a virtual meeting today with Cambodian PM Hun Sen. The leaders held discussions bilateral issues, including cooperation in the fields of trade & investment, human resource development, defence and security, post-pandemic economic recovery & people-to-people ties: MEA
PM Modi highlighted the historical & civilizational links between two countries and expressed his happiness at India’s involvement in restoration of Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear temples in #Cambodia, which depict the cultural and linguistic connect between the two countries: MEA
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#Thread #Space #India #IPR

@isro, which had a relatively quiet year (2021-22) so far as space launches were concerned, had been working on unique, cutting-edge technologies and processes through the year. 25 patents at the rate of 1 every 15 days filed in the said period. 1/n
It also filed 5 new copyrights applications. As on date, @isro has 193 active patents, 73 copyrights and 13 trademarks to its name. Another 96 under examination and 18 are being drafted by lawyers. 2/n
Comparatively, Isro had filed 19 patents and one copyright application in 2020-21. At the end of that fiscal, Isro had 144 active patents, 66 copyrights and 13 trademarks. 3/n
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#HeatWaves are soon to become the new normal for #Mumbai.
While steps are being taken to make the city climate-resilient, impacts of #HeatStress are sprinting ahead threatening Mumbai's food security, public health, ecosystem & economy.

#HeatStressMumbai 🔥 A THREAD Image
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#HeatStress happens when the body heats up excessively leading to dehydration, dizziness, fatigue, etc.
#HeatWaves in #Mumbai has led to an uptick in:
heat-related illnesses & deaths
power outages
crop failure
drinking water shortages
risk to wildlife
tinyurl.com/53xsuup2
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Global evidence demonstrates clear causal links b/w heatwave intensity & #ClimateChange tinyurl.com/2p9ftrky

As per @rocksea, data for 70 years shows that “the number of heatwaves is directly in response to #GlobalWarming.”

@fayedsouza @tajmahalfoxtrot @ClimateGroup
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Another beautiful hornbill species found in #India. The rufous-necked #hornbill. Image
Another beauty from Indian forests. Wreathed hornbill species. Image
Here another species of hornbill. The great Indian hornbill. Image
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#Fort
#Maharashtra
مورود-جنجیرہ قلعہ (Murud Janjira Fort)
ضلع رائے گڑ، مہاراشٹر (بھارت)__1100ء
مورود-جنجیرہ سمندری قلعہ ہندوستان کے منفرد اور خوبصورت قلعوں میں سے ایک جیسے مہاراج چھترپتی شیو (Chatturpati Shiva) نے اپنے اس فلسفے پر کھڑا کیا کہ "سمندروں پر حکمرانی کرنے والا ہی اصل
طاقتور ھے".
قلعہ پدم-درگ سمندر سے نکلنے والی کمسا چٹان پر بنایا گیا۔ مہاراج چھتر پتی شیواجی کی موت کے بعد یہ قلعہ سدیوں کے ہاتھ چلا گیااور سیاست کاگڑھ بن گیا۔
ھندو سوراجیہ کےبانی، چھترپتی شیواجی مہاراج نےسمندر کو ایک جغرافیائی وجود کے طور پر استعمال کرنے کی اہمیت پر زور دیا۔
قلعہ
سدیوں (Siddis, Karnataka largest ethnic group) کے طاقتور اور مضبوط قلعے کی کہانیاں سناتا ھے جسے مراٹھوں، پرتگالیوں یا انگریزوں کے ذریعے فتح نہیں کیا جا سکتا تھا۔
قلعے کی 40 فٹ اونچی 22 دیواریں سیاہ گرینائٹ سے تعمیرکی گئی ہیں۔ لیکن یہ بات بھی سچ ھے کہ قلعہ میں آرکیٹیکچرل آرائش کا
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