Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Chinese

Soft skill to tame the Dragon — Chinese interpreters for Territorial Army

Better language skill will help Indian teams to exchange viewpoints and to understand PLA during interactions such as Corps Commander-level talks, flag meetings, and joint exercises

Chinese advisor suggests maternity leave, insurance for unmarried moms to boost birth rate

Unmarried mothers in China are subjected to penalties such as social support fees and are denied maternity leave, insurance, says media reports.

How Dongzhi spirit, Christmas-related exports are bringing cheer back in China

China acts as the biggest supplier of Christmas essentials globally. The Covid disruption has dampened the energy, but Dongzhi festival is bringing much-needed respite.

Chinese state-sponsored hackers targeted UIDAI, Times Group, report says

UIDAI networks were believed to have been breached during intrusions tracked between June and July. Data was exfiltrated from Times group between February and August.

Chinese Communist Party’s three-child policy won’t work. It doesn’t make economic sense

Xi Jinping has spoken about relying on homegrown talent to tackle the challenges in science and technology. The three-child policy intends to fix the issue of shrinking workforce.

Off The Cuff with Vijay Gokhale

The Chinese Communist Party has lot of factionalism and difference of opinion, it continues to draw lessons from the Tiananmen Square incident of 1989...

Off The Cuff with Shivshankar Menon

India should not risk leaning too much on one side of global politics, even as the centre of gravity shifts towards New Delhi. Ultimately,...

Chinese coaches inspired Gopichand to use heavy weight training to beat foreign players

In ‘The Gopichand Factor’, Abhijeet Kulkarni takes a deep dive into the coaching techniques & strategies that have aided the transformation of Indian badminton.

Chinese national, head of ‘unauthorised’ instant loan apps, arrested at Delhi airport

The Cyber Crime Police Station is probing as many as 27 cases of loans by alleged unauthorised loan apps and harassment of the borrowers by the companies.

Chinese national, 3 others arrested in Hyderabad ‘instant loan’ apps case

The accused had developed 11 Instant loan apps, offering loans to individuals and levying hefty penalties in case of defaults, police said.

On Camera


Ministry of Defence headquarters | Representational image | Commons

SPARSH will make defence pension digital, but problems won’t disappear. Ask pensioners

Failure to implement revised OROP and go for SPARSH should ring alarm bells for defence minister. And it won’t be ‘minimum govt, maximum governance’.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.