November 2022

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6. WB to take up dispute on two dams in held Kashmir

• The World Bank is prepared to take up the dispute between Pakistan and India over the Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric power plants.
• The process has been put in place under the auspices of the World Bank as the two countries disagree over whether the technical design features of the two plants contravene the Indus Water Treaty.
• On Monday, the bank held two separate meetings with the neutral expert and the chairman of the Court of Arbitration in Washington. The representatives from India and Pakistan were also invited

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7. Pakistan, Turkiye, others `at high risk of currency crisis`

• Nomura has warned that seven countries Egypt, Romania, Sri Lanka, Turkiye, Czech Republic, Pakistan and Hungary -are now at a high risk of currency crises.
• The Japanese bank said that 22 of the 32 countries covered by its in-house `Damocles` warning system have seen their risk rise since its last update since May, with the largest increases in the Czech Republic and Brazil.
• It meant the sum of the scores generated on all 32 by the model had increased sharply to 2,234 from 1,744 since May.
• `This is the highest total score since July 1999 and not too far from the peak of 2,692 during the height of the Asian crisis,` Nomura economists said, calling it `an ominous warning sign of the growing broad-based risk in EM currencies`

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8. Malaysian king to choose prime minister in post-election crisis

• Malaysia`s king said on November 22, 2022 he will pick the next prime minister, after the leading two contenders failed to win a majority in last weekend`s election and his proposal for the two to work together was turned down.
• The vote resulted in an unprecedented hung parliament, with neither opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim nor former premier Muhyiddin Yassin winning the simple majority needed to form a government.
• To break the stalemate, King Al-Sultan Abdullah suggested the two rivals work together to form a `unity government`, Muhyiddin said, but added that he will not work with Anwar. Muhyiddin runs a Malay Muslim conservation alliance, while Anwar runs a multi-ethnic coalition

9. Moscow unveils N-powered icebreaking vessel

• President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday oversaw the launch of a new nuclear-powered icebreaker as Russia pushes to develop the Arctic and seeks new energy markets amid sanctions over Ukraine.
• Addressing a Saint Petersburg ceremony for the launch of the Yakutia icebreaker by video link, Putin said such vessels were of `strategic` importance for Russia. In addition to floating out the Yakutia, authorities also symbolically raised a flag on another nuclear-powered icebreaker, the Ural.
• The Ural and the Yakutia are part of a fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers that are meant to ensure Moscow`s dominance over the melting Arctic

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10. Sensational Saudis leave Messi and Argentina with familiar sinking feeling

• Saudi Arabia were in dreamland; 1-0 down at half-time against the mighty Argentina led by the mesmeric Lionel Messi, they were 2-1 up after eight crazy, frenzied second-half minutes of their opening match of the World Cup in Qatar on November 22, 2022.
• The goal that gave them the lead, the one that proved decisive in the end, was worthy of winning any game.
• When a high ball came to him, Salem Al Dawsari, facing the goal from the left, seemed to have no chance. He then did a roulette, that took him further away, leaving the goal to his right. But in an instant, Al Dawsari turned, taking two Argentine defenders out of the equation. A shot with his right foot beckoned but there were still some Argentine bodies in the way. Al Dawsari took a touch that took him away from Rodrigo De Paul and then unleashed a rocket past the despairing, diving Leandro Paredes that touched the fingertips of Emilio Martinez before nestling into the far corner.

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