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Toxic air and gridlock: India’s tech cities are choking on their success

Like thousands of others, Megha Mathur movedto the Indian city of Gurgaon for acoveted job in tech. She soon realized she wouldn’t be able to live there very long. The pollution was so bad she had to check an air quality app on her phone several times a day to see whether it was safe […]

India’s slowing economy takes deadly turn, but Modi’s in denial

When Vodafone Chief executive Nick Read told reporters in London this month the company might have to shut up shop in India, the response from New Delhi was swift and unequivocal. Almost as soon as Read had finished his press conference – in which he alluded to two lawsuits that have left the company owing US$55 million […]

India Will Have a Say in Whether China Dominates 5G

Will Huawei Technologies build India’s 5G wireless networks? In the technological cold war between the U.S. and China, India—the world’s second-largest wireless market by number of users—may be the biggest prize up for grabs. Washington wants India to reject Huawei and instead choose one of its Western rivals, Sweden’s Ericsson or Finland’s Nokia. Beijing, needless […]

Now Crisil lowers India’s GDP growth forecast to 6.3%, says slowdown deeper than suspected

Domestic rating agency Crisil on Wednesday cut India’s GDP growth forecast to 6.3 per cent for fiscal year 2020 from its earlier forecast of 6.9 per cent. This comes after the GDP growth was at its slowest in almost 6 years and grew only at 5 per cent in the first quarter. The agency has […]

By needling 3 great powers simultaneously, China probably just punctured its own future

Great empires and countries often fall victim to hubris. The realisation that you are on top of things can sometimes make you act recklessly in conflict. The mighty Americans experienced this in Vietnam and a few decades before that Nazi Germany, tried to grab everything in Europe only to suffer the most humiliating of defeats. […]

Sikkim Impasse Explained: What Is The India-China-Bhutan Border Standoff?

The Indian Express explain the longest standoff between the People’s Liberation’s Army and the Indian Army near the Sikkim trijunction. On June 16, Indian soldiers stopped Chinese soldiers from constructing a road through the area in Doklam. This lead to a tense standoff between the two sides. SOURCE:The Indian Express (22)

India’s GST rollout may be pushed to July

With “turf issue” over tax payer jurisdiction continuing to clog GST Council deliberations, the Goods and Services Tax rollout could be delayed by a quarter to July 1 as industry would require time to prepare itself, experts said. The Council, chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in its six meetings so far has taken unanimous […]

India’s botched war on cash

India is in the throes of an unprecedented social experiment in enforced digital disruption, and the world has much to learn from it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a surprise in early November, demonetizing 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes. Modi’s war on cash is not without international precedent: Singapore, for example, withdrew its largest […]

How Indian company ideaForge is powering the Indian Army

Whether it was in 2013 when the Indian Army needed to look for survivors in submerged areas of Uttarakhand or more recently in 2016, when the Army commandos wanted essential intelligence on the positions of the Lakshar-e-Taiba militants holed up in a government building in Pampore, it was ideaForge’s UAVs which acted as the Indian […]

NIA and UTAR to bring Ayurvedic teaching to Malaysia

The National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), in Jaipur, and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Jaipur, Rajasthan to cooperate in the field of education, training, research, publication and popularisation of the Ayurveda system of medicine in Malaysia. Ayurveda is India’s traditional natural healing system, which has been practiced for over […]

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