Friday, 28 January, 2022
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Ladakh standoff cost China more. Look at its ‘chocolate soldiers’, big tech failure

Despite a host of ‘peace agreements’ over the last 3 decades, China’s costs have been mostly intangible but intensely damaging and acute.

Delhi HC seeks Centre’s reply on plea against sale of Shein’s products on Amazon

Shein, among 59 other Chinese apps, was banned by government last year in June. However, Amazon has announced a sale of online retail brand's products during its 'prime day' sale.

With his $60 bn fortune, TikTok founder Zhang Yiming is now among world’s richest

Shares of ByteDance trade at a valuation of over $250 bn. But it’s a tough time to be wealthy in China, which seeks to rein in powerful corporations & their billionaire founders.

These 3 Chinese apps are doing better than Indian platforms trying to replace TikTok

Snack Video by Kuaishou Technology, Zili by Xiaomi, and ByteDance's Resso have seen a surge in downloads over the past few months since the govt banned over 200 Chinese apps.

India bans PUBG & 117 other Chinese apps, terms them prejudicial to sovereignty

The banned apps include Baidu, Baidu Express Edition, Tencent Watchlist, FaceU, WeChat Reading and Tencent Weiyun, according to an official statement.

After Huawei & TikTok, Pompeo wants US firms to cut ties with more Chinese companies, apps

Pompeo contends that apps such as TikTok are harvesting US citizens’ data, putting it at risk of being exploited by the Chinese Communist Party.

Get tougher on Chinese firms, Policybazaar & MobiKwik urge Modi govt

The stance of Policybazaar & MobiKwik reflects a shift in sentiment against China after Ladakh and a wave of techno-nationalism as Covid pummels economies.

SHAREit, Baidu Maps, CamScanner — at least 23 of banned Chinese apps still in use in India

Though India banned 59 Chinese apps, and has now added 47 alternatives of them to the list, people in India have found ways to use many of these.

Now, Japanese ruling party evaluates security risks linked to Chinese apps

Apart from social media applications like TikTok, the govt would also look at restrictions on Chinese-developed banking systems that use artificial intelligence.

India bans 47 more Chinese apps that are clones, variants of blocked ones, source says

The government had banned 59 Chinese apps on 29 June, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.

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Joe Biden with Kamala Harris | Twitter/@JoeBiden

White House list of Biden-Harris achievements reads like an Indian election manifesto

‘Restoring global alliances’ is the ironic part of Biden’s achievement. If China and Pakistan are the 'partners’, then Quad members must plan an alternative security architecture.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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