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  • Asia’s biggest open-air Comedy Festival returns to Pune

    Asia’s biggest open-air Comedy Festival returns to Pune

    With its fourth edition this year, the festival is organized by Laughing Lion and would be held in Pune on May 14 and May 15, 2022, from 5 PM onwards at The Orchid Hotel, Balewadi.

    May 9, 2022
  • India’s tech spending to grow 8.7% in 2022, highest in Asia-Pacific

    India’s tech spending to grow 8.7% in 2022, highest in Asia-Pacific

    "Software was the only spending category that did not take a significant blow during the 2020 contraction, and we expected its growth to jump to nearly 15 per cent in 2021," the report showed.

    February 12, 2022
  • Poverty report card

    Poverty report card

    While India will experience a short-term spike in poverty due to Covid-19, it is projected to resume a strong downward path. By 2030, India is likely to essentially eliminate extreme poverty, with less than five million people living below the $1.90 line.

    February 11, 2022
  • Lukewarm Asia

    Lukewarm Asia

    Foreign policy expert Andrew Yeo points out that the Quad, whose members include the United States, Japan, Australia, and India ~ collectively forming a “democratic security diamond” in the Indo-Pacific ~ has offered aspirational statements to “build democratic resilience in the region” but has yet to develop a concrete democracy agenda that might complement Summit goals

    December 9, 2021
  • US, China, Russia join Asia summit amid regional disputes

    US, China, Russia join Asia summit amid regional disputes

    The U.S. nuclear submarine deal with Australia and the U.K. has also angered China, which claims most of the disputed South China Sea and warned the pact would threaten regional stability is likely to be raised in the meeting.

    October 27, 2021
  • IMF revises down Asia economy growth forecast to 6.5 per cent

    IMF revises down Asia economy growth forecast to 6.5 per cent

    As vaccination rates accelerate, the region is expected to grow by 4.9 per cent in 2022, 0.4 percentage points faster than projected in April.

    October 20, 2021
  • Samsung reinforcing supply chain in Asia to expand production

    Samsung reinforcing supply chain in Asia to expand production

    Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, recently said it will hire 1,000 workers for its smartphone factory in Bac Ninh Province, just north of Hanoi.

    September 26, 2021
  • Harris believes SE Asia, Indo-Pacific will dictate future of world

    Harris believes SE Asia, Indo-Pacific will dictate future of world

    Harris' high-level visit, the first under the administration of President Joe Biden, comes as Singapore and the US mark 55 years of diplomatic ties.

    August 23, 2021
  • T20 World Cup regional qualifiers postponed

    T20 World Cup regional qualifiers postponed

    The T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier is now confirmed to take place between 24 and 27 November in Nigeria involving Kenya, Nigeria, and the top teams from the Sub Regional Africa A and B Qualifiers respectively to allow sufficient time for the sub-regional qualifiers to be completed.

    March 18, 2021
  • Population and Policy

    Population and Policy

    If population is set to decline all over and median age increases in developed societies faster than in developing societies, it means such societies will necessarily need immigrants to support their economies or to care for their elderly whose proportion in total population will continue to increase

    November 22, 2020
  • 15 Asian countries sign China-backed world’s biggest free trade deal, India pulled out last year

    15 Asian countries sign China-backed world’s biggest free trade deal, India pulled out last year

    RCEP includes 10 Southeast Asian economies along with China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia, with members accounting for around 30 per cent of global GDP.

    November 15, 2020
  • Poll ramifications for Asia and the world

    Poll ramifications for Asia and the world

    While many world leaders would prefer former Vice President Joe Biden to win, President Donald Trump is undeterred and even buoyed that many foreign heads of state and policymakers oppose his “America First” policy.

    November 4, 2020
  • 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