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  • Asia’s post-colonial journey

    Asia’s post-colonial journey

    No statistic illustrates this better than the stark fact that India before colonisation in 1700 accounted for 24.4 per cent of world GDP (Maddison, 2007) and her share was down to only 4.2 per cent in 1950.

    September 13, 2020
  • A curtain on history

    A curtain on history

    Had Turkey been a member of the EU, its President couldn’t just have told the world that it was all about the ‘sovereignty’ of Turkey.

    July 26, 2020
  • Is age really just a number?

    Is age really just a number?

    An ageing crisis has taken root in several Asian countries, shedding light on the need for better healthcare facilities for the elderly as well as the implementation of policies to counter elder abuse and abandonment.

    May 11, 2020
  • Affliction and Asia

    Affliction and Asia

    Prime Minister Modi has taken the lead both at the G-20 and in SAARC advocating international cooperation to defeat Covid-19. Overall, a moderate approach combined with both assertive and non-assertive posturing is likely to emerge in Asia. Stable relations with India will become a priority, even though Beijing would be mindful of New Delhi's growing partnership with the US, and India's rising Indo-Pacific profile. We need to see the world in peace and not in conflict.

    April 25, 2020
  • This crisis like no other: IMF proposes USD 1 trillion for COVID-19-hit nations

    This crisis like no other: IMF proposes USD 1 trillion for COVID-19-hit nations

    The IMF on Thursday also projected that growth in Asia is expected to stall at zero percent in 2020.

    April 16, 2020
  • Coronavirus LIVE | India cases cross 12,000 mark; IMF says Asia’s growth will halt

    Coronavirus LIVE | India cases cross 12,000 mark; IMF says Asia’s growth will halt

    Confirmed cases worldwide crossed 2 million mark as the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins University put the confirmed global total of cases at 2,064,115 and total deaths at 137,020.

    April 16, 2020
  • 50,000 tested positive for dengue across Pakistan

    50,000 tested positive for dengue across Pakistan

    Reports suggest that at least 750 dengue patients are currently undergoing treatment at different hospitals in the twin cities, where the health staff taking care of the numbers only 35.

    October 13, 2019
  • Challenges in digital space

    Challenges in digital space

    Google Pay, which has 55 million monthly active users in the country, announced it is working to tap the over 12 million ubiquitous, neighbourhood or ‘kirana’ stores in India.

    September 22, 2019
  • Environment on fire

    Environment on fire

    These are areas of intense heat detected by satellite that indicate a likely fire. Air quality has reached dangerous levels in the worst-hit areas of Indonesia, prompting school closures and flight cancellations due to low visibility.

    September 21, 2019
  • Asia’s trade war

    Asia’s trade war

    The confrontation began in July when the Abe government restricted exports to South Korea of three materials critical to the manufacture of semiconductors and smartphone displays. The move threatened to disrupt the tightly linked supply chains and drive up the price of everything ~ from memory chips to iPhones. Both Japan and South Korea continue to suffer from the baggage of history. Given the rigid stance of both countries, no easy solution seems likely.

    August 9, 2019
  • Lunar Eclipse 2019: India to witness last partial lunar eclipse of the year, know the date and time

    Lunar Eclipse 2019: India to witness last partial lunar eclipse of the year, know the date and time

    Lunar eclipses are not eye-damaging. Therefore, it is perfectly safe for people to watch it through their naked eyes.

    July 15, 2019
  • Asia’s homicide rate lowest globally: UN study

    Asia’s homicide rate lowest globally: UN study

    Countries such as China, Japan and Korea-all boast less than one homicide per 100,000 people in a year.

    July 8, 2019
  • Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

    Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

    Taiwan made history last week when it became the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage, sparking jubilation among huge crowds of gay rights supporters on the streets of Taipei.

    May 24, 2019
  • Mobile networks suspending orders for Huawei smartphones

    Mobile networks suspending orders for Huawei smartphones

    The inclusion of Huawei on an export blacklist means the Chinese company can no longer source software or components from US suppliers without a license. Existing devices are unaffected but the restrictions threaten future Huawei products and its leading position in building super-fast next generation 5G networks,

    May 23, 2019
  • 70 countries urge North Korea to scrap nuclear, ballistic weapons

    70 countries urge North Korea to scrap nuclear, ballistic weapons

    With two missile launches in a week, Pyongyang is walking a fine line between increasing pressure on the US and not derailing nuclear negotiations -- all while giving itself room to escalate, analysts say.

    May 11, 2019
  • Sensex recovers over 200 pts in early trade

    Sensex recovers over 200 pts in early trade

    The 30-share index was trading 169.69 points, or 0.44 per cent, higher at 38,770.03. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty was up 38.70 points, or 0.33 per cent, at 11,636.95.

    May 7, 2019
  • The global challenge

    The global challenge

    The GEO-6 report, covering the theme ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People,’ is particularly relevant for India. It notes that East and South Asia have suffered the highest number of deaths due to air pollution. As the country's population grows, agricultural yields are coming under stress due to the increase in average temperature and erratic monsoons.

    April 11, 2019