Thursday, 6 October, 2022
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Topic: Maps

How Netflix got caught in the South China Sea dispute

Last year, Netflix had to remove two episodes from Australian spy drama series ‘Pine Gap’ following complaints from the Philippines and Vietnam.

Kumar’s line vs Hodgson’s line: The ‘Lakshman rekha’ that started an India-Pakistan fight

US geographer’s tiny mistake pushed India and Pakistan to fight on the world’s highest battlefield. Thanks to Col Narinder Kumar, it was rectified.

India brimming with confidence, we are seeing it at the borders, says PM Modi

Addressing a gathering of the IT industry sector, Modi said govt's decision to liberalise geospatial data indicates the same confidence.

Govt eases norms on mapping, acquisition & production of geospatial data

PM Modi says the reforms will benefit the country's farmers, start-ups, private & public sector and research institutions to drive innovations and build scalable solutions.

5 maps that tell you all you want to know about India vs China in Ladakh

From Depsang Plains in the north to southern bank of Pangong Tso, Indian and Chinese armies have nearly come face to face at numerous locations in eastern Ladakh.

Why maps are important in our response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Several maps seek to estimate the potential spread of Covid using computational methods, while others can help track the socio-economic impact of the pandemic.

Solution to map-making Pakistan and Nepal is in India pressing reset button on regional blocs

Pakistan and Nepal are busy pencilling in new maps as South Asian ‘big brother’ India watches haplessly. Modi government needs to get its regional act together.

New Pakistan map includes J&K, parts of Gujarat, India dismisses it as ‘ridiculous’

PM Imran Khan released a new political map that claimed all of Jammu and Kashmir as Pakistan territories, on the eve of the first anniversary of revocation of Article 370.

Nepal map row: Has India provoked Kathmandu or is China instigating trouble for New Delhi?

India Wednesday sharply reacted to Nepal’s new official map that includes disputed territories, saying “such artificial enlargement of territorial claims will not be accepted”.

Trigonometry may be schooltime misery, but it’s what first helped us see India right

Here's how trigonometry helped India's colonial rulers draw up the subcontinent's first map in the 19th century.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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