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Russian sovereign wealth fund in touch with India to share advanced practices on Covid vaccine: CEO
"RDIF is cooperating with Indian partners to share the most advanced practices to combat coronavirus, we have been in touch through the whole coronavirus period," Kirill Dmitriev said.
View: India needs a critical mass of liberalism to resist illiberal bullying of any shade
Liberalism, after years of coming under attack from...
The saga of lockdown: India has shown extraordinary solidarity, forbearance and leadership skills
The way 1.3 billion Indians have joined han...
WHO lauds India's "tough and timely" anti-corona actions
WHO's comments came after prime minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of current lockdown till May 3. The PM said the implementation of the lockdown will be strictly ensured in coming days to ensure that the virus does not spread to new areas
Pandemic-time politicking: BJP consolidates base even as Opposition loses its sting
Political rallies and mass protests — often considered a lifeline for the Opposition — are now forbidden or impossible as the virus has forced everyone to either stay indoors or maintain social distancing in public places.
Jawaharlal Nehru ignored intelligence report of Chinese road in Indian territory in 1957: Book
In a soon to be out book, ‘End of an Era, India Exits Tibet’, well-known China expert Claude Arpi has set out in exhaustive detail, based on Nehru Memorial Library papers, de-classified Indian and Chinese documents and personal interviews about the ominous consolidation of China’s occupation of Tibet failed to prod India into action.
View: Reliance Jio’s 5G foray is exactly the push India needs in this direction
In the 5G world, telecom operators need to move beyond connectivity and collaborate with multiple stakeholders across sectors such as finance, transport, retail and healthcare to deliver innovative digital services.
Sino-India border tensions: EU says it supports all efforts for a peaceful solution
"Probably you know, a few weeks ago, we had a video conference summit with Chinese authorities. The relationship between the EU and China is complex. We need to tackle different issues and topics. And indeed we are in favour of a peaceful solution," Michel said.
View: India can’t count on banks to lead virus recovery
The weakest link in the Indian economy is its banking sector. This has been the case for some time.
China's plan in Ladakh dates back to 1950s: exiled Kashmiri leader
In 1950 China began constructing a road through Aksai Chin in the northeastern part of Ladakh. That road, now named NH 219, was a gravel pavement that China constructed during the mid-1950s. China kept expanding its presence in Aksai Chin.
View: Crafting a brave new foreign policy that can take on Chinese hegemony in Asia
The new reality is that conflict rather than coexistence with China is going to define the horizon for countries that are unwilling to accept its hegemony. Recognising this changed reality and the imperative to shift gear, foreign minister S Jaishankar has remarked that India must “exploit” the altered international situation, “step out more”, “take risks” and make critical “choices”.
Cricket: Are India there yet?
With Iyer sewing up the number four spot, Manish Pandey has been assigned the finishing role. Even when the team management experimented to give Shivam Dube and Sanju Samson opportunities, Pandey stayed at number six and has admitted to learning how to finish the game from any situation.
Can you imagine AI’s promise after the coronavirus?
As Covid-19 reshapes the global economic and humanity looks for new ways to collectively respond, technology is naturally at the forefront - but unlike past generations, the increasing penetration of the internet and a new generation of digital natives is reshaping the way in which new technologies are diffused and democratised.
A nuclear accord, 15 years ago: Has the agreement, and US-India partnership, lived up to the 2005 hype? The answer is mixed
The nuclear agreement of July 2005 and the mutual trust that it engendered – opened the doors to a whole range of cooperation that had been closed or limited before. Technology transfer and space cooperation are two areas that have benefited. Military-to-military ties and defence procurement have boomed.
View: Providing a true picture of the world, only science can help India against coronavirus
We must focus on four key areas. First, science must be given its due importance. We are afflicted by too much quackery and superstition. Too many people believe in mumbo-jumbo and meaningless rituals. Of course, mythology has immense power to shape people’s beliefs, but it must be acknowledged that it is only science that can solve our material problems.