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India Contemplates Blocking Sales of Sub-$150 Phones By Chinese Phone Makers
According to a recent Bloomberg report, India is considering restricting the sale of smartphone devices, in the sub-$150 range, manufactured and sold by Chinese smartphone makers. The move would negatively affect Chinese phone makers like...
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Monsoon Floods Descend on Bangladesh and India, Millions Rendered Homeless, Dozens Dead
On Monday, June 20, monsoon floods struck Bangladesh and India killing dozens of people and driving millions more away from their homes. At the time of writing, the floods are forecasted to get worse in...
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United Nations Warns of ‘Hellstorm on Earth’ Amidst Compounding Crises Driving Global Food Scarcity
The executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasly, on the sidelines of this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland said compounding crises are resulting in a “hellstorm on...
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Dozens Dead as Heatwave in India Shows No Signs of Relenting
Heat stroke is suspected to have claimed the lives of at least 25 people in India’s western state of Maharashtra,  the highest toll in five years, due to a heatwave that settled over the country...
India Seizes $726 Million From Chinese Mobile Maker Xiaomi for Violation of Foreign Exchange Laws
Authorities in India have accused Chinese phone maker Xiaomi Corp. of breaching the country’s foreign-exchange laws, seizing over 55.51 billion rupees (approximately US$726 million) from the company’s local branch.The incident marks India's latest clash with...
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India Bakes Under Unprecedented Heat; Millions Seek Refuge Indoors While Crops Fail, Electricity Demand Skyrockets
India has been baking under an unprecedented heat wave with numerous regions in the country recording temperatures well in excess of 40°C (104° F) for days on end with little relief in sight. The heat...
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The Philippines are Buying Indian-Made BrahMos Missiles in a $375 Million Deal
India and the Philippines have reached a military agreement according to which New Delhi will supply the archipelago with its BrahMos anti-ship cruise missile system. The defense deal is expected to help the Philippines counter...
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China Uncommitted to Washington’s Oil Reserve Release Plan Despite Rising Prices
The United States, which has been battling the fastest increase in inflation in three decades has witnessed the prices of many commodities increase. With crude oil prices having reached seven-year highs, consumers are feeling the...
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India’s Top Court Considering Lockdown Measures to Curb Air Pollution Crisis
India’s Supreme Court is considering COVID-style lockdown measures for its capital of New Delhi in an attempt to address increasing air pollution that is sending children to hospital and has forced the closure of schools...
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Indian PM Wants Developed World to Pay $1 Trillion to Fight Pollution, Pushes Global Solar Grid
At the recently concluded COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi put forward a proposal to wealthy countries to contribute at least one trillion dollars to fund programs to combat climate...
Beijing Enacts New Law to Strengthen Border Security
While the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is embroiled in high tensions in the east, it continues to attempt to assert control over its frontiers, particularly in the western reaches of the mainland, showcasing its determination...
Why China Won’t Win An Arms Race Against America
China and the United States are facing off in an arms race as the two nations compete for maximum global influence. However, in this battle, the Chinese might not be able to win against America,...