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Only common agenda between Trump and Biden — tackling the China challenge

Most strategic analysts in the US today unhesitatingly declare that the main economic, technological & security challenge in coming years will be from China.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple 5G iPhones arrive with an alphabet soup of abbreviations

This newest generation of wireless technology is being pitched as providing 'mind-bending improvements in speed' over today’s connections.
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India should remove Chinese firms Huawei, ZTE from 5G & other ICT networks, US official says

Greg Kalbaugh, an official under the US Department of Commerce, says vendors from China cannot be trusted as they 'are subject to the control of their government'.

Apple’s new 5G iPhones may fail to hit the mark

An elevated valuation would be fine if the new iPhones sell well, but the lackluster reality surrounding the current state of 5G networks could lead to underwhelming demand.

Google tries to take on Apple, Samsung with cheaper Pixel 5G phones

Changes in features of Google Pixel 5 and a lower price put the handset more directly in competition with lower-end phones from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.
An aerial view of New Delhi, one of cities listed under the Modi government's Smart Cities Mission | ThePrint File Photo

Why TRAI white paper on smart cities infrastructure mentions ‘security’ 106 times

TRAI says that in smart cities, any device connected to big data systems serve as entry points to cyber attacks, and hence security is of primary importance.

Why 5G is unlikely to solve India’s digital connectivity problems

Considering that even 4G hasn’t reached majority of Indians, 5G seems a distant dream for those living in rural or under-serviced areas.
Attendees view the Apple Inc. iPhone 11 after an event in Cupertino, California, U.S. | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

What Covid? Apple is confident of selling 75 million 5G iPhones later this year

Apple plans to launch four new iPhone models in October with 5G wireless speeds, a different design and a wider choice of screen sizes.
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2020 has been a forgettable year for most, but not for Mukesh Ambani and Reliance Jio

Everyone’s buying into the Reliance Jio dream for now. Big investors such as Facebook and Google are writing a cheque to own a slice of it.

Jio developing homegrown 5G solution, says Mukhesh Ambani

Speaking at Reliance Industries' AGM, Ambani said the solution will be ready for trials as soon as 5G spectrum is available and can be ready for field deployment next year.

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Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.


File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.