World

China’s military rise poses the greatest foreign policy challenge to the next US President

Beijing’s program of rapid modernization has seen its military transformed into a true global power, capable of comfortably projecting its forces throughout the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. This year alone has seen China engage in deadly border clashes with Indian troops; China’s People’s Liberation Army aircraft have repeatedly buzzed Taiwanese and Japanese air defenses; and […]

Technology

PLI scheme approval a challenge for local manufacturers to scale up: Industry

New Delhi: The government’s push to domestic mobile phone manufacturers in form of incentives under product-linked incentives (PLI) scheme has set a challenge for them to become globally competitive, industry body said. “The approval for Indian Companies is a very fair hand dealt and each company has got one approval,” said Pankaj Mohindroo, Chairman, India […]

World

‘Indian Matchmaking’ presents painful truths about skin color and love in Indian culture but does nothing to challenge them

Written by Aditi Sangal, CNN On Netflix’s “Indian Matchmaking,” marriage consultant Sima Taparia travels the world to meet with hopeful clients and help them find the perfect match for an arranged marriage. The format of the show is simple. Hopeful brides- and grooms-to-be meet with Taparia — often with their overbearing parents in tow — […]

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CEO of major Asian bank says ‘a big, big challenge’ is looming for the global economy

The economic aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to worsen when authorities start rolling back relief measures — and banks could experience “far more damage” to their balance sheets, said Piyush Gupta, group chief executive of Singaporean bank DBS. Speaking to CNBC’s “Managing Asia” anchor Christine Tan, Gupta said government stimulus in many countries is […]