The Indian government has asked WhatsApp to withdraw its controversial privacy updates and respect “the informational privacy and data security of Indian users.” The government has sent a long list of questions to the company on this issue, saying that a mild update to the tightening of Europe in India is discriminatory for Indian users.
Israel Aerospace Industries successfully tested its medium range surface to air missile in India. It is able to shoot down enemy aircraft at a range of 50-70 kilometers. It is meant to help protect India from enemy aircraft. It is used by the Israeli navy, as well as the Indian navy and ground forces.
The Indian cricket team has given a chance for its cricket-loving countrymen to celebrate the new year with a gift of victory in Australia. In the second Boxing Day Test Match, played in Melbourne, on the fourth day, the visitors defeated Australia by eight wickets and put a strong punch of victory.
It is freezing cold in Delhi at present. The mercury has dropped below 10 degrees. However, farmers in Punjab and Haryana have settled down on the border of the country’s capital without even a shred of cold. These farmers, who have been preparing for the agitation for six months, are not ready to back down even an inch after three weeks.
According to a report published by news agencies ANI and PTI, a charge sheet has been filed in the Hathras case against four accused of rape of a young woman. The four— named Sandeep, Lovekush, Ravi, and Ramu— were charged under sections including gang rape, murder, and ST, SC Atrocities Act.
Ram Singh Singhada, a 65-year-old Sikh preacher, allegedly shot himself at the Singhu border on Wednesday evening. He was from Singhda village in Karnal district of Haryana. According to news agency, PTI, a handwritten letter has been found stating that “the plight of farmers cannot be tolerated.”
Apple’s Taiwan-based contract manufacturer, Wistron, said on Tuesday that riots at an iPhone assembly plant in India last weekend caused losses of up to NT$200 million (approximately $7.12 million ). However, the damage to production facilities was not as bad as reported by the media.
On Sunday, hundreds of farmers from Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, and other states, including Maharashtra and Gujarat, sat on the Delhi-Jaipur highway in protest against the new agricultural law in India. Although the protesting farmers obstructed the road to Delhi, they were stopped by the Haryana police at the border with Rajasthan.
Farmers from several Indian states have been on strike on the border of the capital, New Delhi, for the past four days in opposition to the agricultural law introduced by the central government. Today is the fifth day of their movement. They marched on the capital in September with the slogan, “Let’s go to Delhi.”
Mexico registered 813 deaths and 10,794 infected with the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours. That is the largest daily increase in cases since October 5, when health authorities announced 28,115 new infections. The total number of deaths rose to 102,739, and the number of infections to 1,060,152 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) convened a council of heads of state on November 10. In addition to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s remarks, the attitude of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was most concerned by the outside world.
The BJP has won seven seats in the Gujarat by-elections, while it is leading in the remaining one. The Election Commission has released these figures. Congress took the lead in one of the Morbi seats in the initial trends of the vote count held on Monday. However, the BJP later took the lead here as well.
The eighth round of the China-India military commander-level talks ended on Sunday. Like the last round of talks, there is no real progress in the latest talks. The two sides agreed that the frontline troops should exercise restraint and avoid misunderstandings and misjudgments. However, there was no breakthrough in the issue of troop withdrawal.
At least 14 people have been killed in two separate incidents in India. Two people were killed and several others injured in an explosion at a chemical factory in Sajgaon industrial area, in Khapoli town, in Maharashtra Raigad district, India. It was reported that the explosion occurred at 2.00 am on Thursday.
Maharashtra state police have arrested Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of India’s popular television channel Republic TV. The channel confirmed the incident on their official Twitter page. Mr. Goswami was reportedly picked up from his house in a police van this morning.
A protest by Indian Muslims at Bhopal’s Iqbal Maidan against French President Emmanuel Macron has caused a stir in Madhya Pradesh politics. Thousands of Muslims not only protested against France but also set fire to the flag of France during the protest on Thursday.
Flights between Bangladesh and India resumed on Wednesday after being closed for more than seven months due to the coronavirus epidemic. Passengers have been told to follow certain instructions to prevent coronavirus infection. The civil aviation and airport authorities have said that these flights have to follow certain rules as well as hygiene.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts that the Indian economy may shrink by 10.3% this year. The IMF released the “Asia-Pacific Economic Outlook Report” on Wednesday. The report also predicts that the Asia-Pacific economy will shrink by 2.2% in 2020, which is a 0.6 percentage point lower than the forecast in June this year.
The Lowy Institute, an Australian think tank, released its 2020 “Asia Power Index” on Sunday, which shows that the United States is still the most influential country in Asia. However, in the face of China’s rise and improper handling of the COVID-19 epidemic, America’s global prestige has been declining.
Indian Foreign Minister S.K. Jaishankar has said that peace and stability on the Line of Actual Control have ‘deteriorated’ and it is evident that it is affecting the relations between India and China. Jaishankar said this on Saturday at a time when tensions between India and China in East Ladakh have been continuing for more than five months.
As the epidemic cannot be effectively controlled for a long time, many factories in India have no way to start construction as scheduled, so more and more textile orders are canceled or moved to other countries such as China. According to the Dyeing and Finishing Encyclopedia, many domestic garment manufacturing orders have been scheduled for May next year.
Apple is speeding up “Made in India.” By 2021, consumers in India will be expected to get the iPhone 12 produced in the country. This will also be Apple’s seventh model produced in India. Prior to this, low-priced and old models including iPhone SE, iPhone SE2, and iPhone 6 have been put into mass production in India. In 2019, iPhone 11 became Apple’s first flagship produced in India.
India’s GDP has just dropped by a whopping 24% in the last quarter, one of the biggest drops globally. The core reason for this significant decline was that India had one of the strictest COVID 19 economic lockdowns in the world.
This greatly and negatively affected the livelihoods of millions of Indians. So what can Indians do to repair their economy and increase lost incomes for their millions of citizens? A study has shown almost all countries need to grow and establish new Global Value Chains (GVC). Almost nothing has been proven better to raise incomes and reduce poverty, while requiring very little government involvement or costs.
India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the right to demonstrate in public places therein by ruling that protestors should keep off public places indefinitely. The decision comes after demonstrations in the recent past against the new citizenship law that went on for several months.
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Russia announced the new cruise missile that is a joint venture between Russia and India. The Russian-Indian cruise missile in the new version will be able to hit radio detection and guidance aircraft with the AWACS system. The air-to-air missile system is named BrahMos, for the name of the joint venture.
India is leading the world in the battle with Corona with the lowest mortality rate in a highly densely populated country with poverty and disease. China is spreading out in the world. So much more so its evil influences have become manifested in a virus which has caused the Corona Pandemic.
The first squad of five Rafale fighter jets purchased from France were formally inducted into the Indian Air Force at 10 AM on Thursday. These five fighters were included in the Seventeenth Squadron of the Air Force, also known as the Golden Arrows. For this, preparations have been started at the Ambala station of the Air Force.
The biggest problem every metro city dweller faces is the traffic on the road. It is very tedious and frustrating when we are stuck on the road, and it takes hours to reach our destination. Seeing the horrendous traffic, many experts have come up with solutions about how to control such congestion. A few years back, the concept of car sharing came up with the hope of reducing car traffic. Today we have many platforms that understand the need of the hour and offer the carpooling option. You can share the ride with fellow riders who are going in the same direction. It is a super accessible medium of transport that helps you save some money as well. You can switch to an eco-friendly ride using the following carpooling platforms.
Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh met in Moscow on Friday to try to resolve the growing tension between China and India. In June of this year, the two countries broke out a continuous military conflict at the border, killing at least 20 Indian soldiers.
The Twitter account for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website and mobile app was hacked on Thursday morning. The social media platform has confirmed this. Twitter has said that steps have been taken to secure Prime Minister Modi’s account, and that “we are expeditiously investigating” the matter.
A statement issued by the Indian Ministry of Defense on Monday said that during the night between August 29 and 30, the Chinese military “violated” the agreement reached on military and diplomatic levels. The statement said the Indian military had “thwarted” a Chinese military plan on the southern shore of Lake Pangong Tso.
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Former Assam Chief Minister and Congress leader Tarun Gogoi said that former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi could be the BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate in next year’s Assam Assembly elections. The Times of India newspaper wrote in its report that ‘Tarun Gogoi quoted his sources that Ranjan Gogoi’s name is in the list of (Bharatiya Janata Party) BJP candidates for the post of Chief Minister’.
Parliament’s standing committee on information and technology will investigate allegations of bias by Facebook on accounts linked to BJP. Chairman of the committee, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has said that this topic is within the scope of the committee’s work and Facebook will definitely be asked for an answer in this regard.
In a speech on India’s Independence Day, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the recent border conflict with China, and said that those who challenged India’s sovereignty “have given a proper response in their own language.” August 15 marks the 73rd anniversary of India’s independence.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched his “Transparent Taxation – Honoring The Honest” platform for taxpayers. He said that the ongoing structural reforms in the country have reached a new stage today. The Prime Minister briefed the area on some of the key issues related to the platform.
Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is in critical condition. He arrived at the hospital on Monday for treatment where his coronavirus report also came back positive. The Army Research and Referral Hospital said he was brought to the hostel on August 10, according to news agency ANI.
Three people were killed in a shootout by police in Bengaluru amid communal violence on Tuesday night. Section 144 is enforced throughout the city, and curfew is also in place in some areas affected by the violence. The violence is said to have been incited by a Facebook post by Naveen, nephew of Congress MLA Srinivas Murthy.
The crisis hovering over the Congress government in Rajasthan is at an end. Sachin Pilot’s resentment has ended, and he has asked to work in the interest of the party and the government. Sachin Pilot met Rahul Gandhi, former President of the Congress party, on Monday.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry says that maintaining diplomatic borders and maintaining strategic trust with India are China’s diplomatic priorities. In response to a question from the state-run news agency, Xinhua, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in the coming time, China will try to expand ‘shared interests’ with its neighbors.
Shah Faesal, who has taken a political stance in bureaucracy, has been under house arrest since last year. On Monday, he abruptly resigned from the post of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) chief. After his resignation, he said that his politics was over before it even started.
The “black boxes” from Air India Express Flight 1344 was found in the southern Indian state of Kerala on Friday evening, said Indian Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. Eighteen people were killed when the Dubai-bound plane crashed into two pieces while landing at Calicut Airport.
The bodies of eleven members of a displaced family from Pakistan have been found in a mortuary at Dechu police station in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district. Only one member of this family has survived. Police have launched an investigation into the incident. Pesticides have been found at the scene.