India needs a national disaster pool to protect against natural disaster risks, says SBI report

With the incidence and severity of natural disasters increasing over the years, a report called for the creation of a national disaster pool, as the country is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. India ranks third after the US and China in the number of natural disasters since 1900, with 756 natural … Read more

Australia says China’s ‘dangerous’ action is contrary to peaceful rhetoric

China’s “dangerous” action does not match its rhetoric about promoting peace and prosperity in the region, Australia’s defense minister said on Friday after a Chinese Navy ship sailing through the country’s exclusive economic zone Was. Defense Minister Peter Dutton listed China’s militarization of the South China Sea, recent aggression towards Taiwan and the introduction of … Read more

Tim Paine takes indefinite mental health break from cricket

Former Australia Test cricket captain Tim Paine is set to pull out of the first Ashes Test and is taking an indefinite mental health break from the game. The news comes a week after Paine stepped down as captain following revelations of a scandal involving sending inappropriate messages to a female colleague in 2017. Cricket … Read more

Australia shares close up on promoting miners; bank cap profit

Australian stocks reversed early losses to end marginally higher on Thursday, helped by gains in miners on firm iron ore prices, though progress on the benchmark was limited by a weak financial sector. The S&P/ASX 200 closed 0.11% higher at 7,407.3. It had lost 0.15% on Wednesday. Miners dragged the index, adding 1.1%, with benchmark … Read more

Panel constituted to devise credit system for skill, academics

To enable integration of academics and vocational education and facilitate mobility between the two, the government has constituted a panel to formulate an integrated debt accumulation and transfer framework. Framework will be developed for both vocational and general education. The 10-member panel is expected to submit its report in two months. National Council of Vocational … Read more

US, Australia, UK sign key deal in nuclear sub-alliance

Australia on Monday formally launched a hotly-competitive program to equip its navy with nuclear-powered submarines in a new defense alliance with Britain and the United States. Defense Secretary Peter Dutton joined US and British diplomats in signing an agreement allowing the exchange of sensitive “Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information” between their nations. The agreement on technology … Read more

Australia will reopen borders for students, workers from 1 December

Australia announced on Monday it would welcome foreign students and skilled workers again from next month, easing some of the world’s most stringent pandemic travel restrictions. Twenty months after Australia closed its borders, some visa holders – as well as Japanese and South Korean nationals – will be able to enter from 1 December. “Australia … Read more

Better bat, shorter boundaries lead bowlers to virtual bowling machines: Chappell

Legendary Ian Chappell says the peculiar combination of a better bat and shorter boundaries is reducing bowlers to virtual bowling machines, calls on the game’s guardians to take corrective steps to strike a balance between play and entertainment in T20 cricket . “Administrators need to find the ideal balance between both bat and ball and … Read more

“We are a collective,” says his team’s New Zealand captain Kane Williamson

When Kane prepares for the first Test against India (starting on 25 November in Kanpur), he speaks boria majumdar About the importance of restraint in pressure situations, New Zealand’s success in multi-nation tournaments, life in the bio-bubble and their knock in the T20 World Cup final. Part: You always look so cool even when under … Read more

Leading race to captain Australia after Cummins Penn scandal

Pat Cummins on Saturday came out at the fore to replace former Australia Test captain Tim Paine, with Mark Taylor, Dennis Lillee and Steve Waugh all praising him. The 28-year-old, who has served as the vice-captain in both the Test and white-ball formats since 2019, is widely seen in a two-way race with Steve Smith, … Read more