Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicNorth Korea

Topic: North Korea

Four issues that will dominate news for rest of 2021

Covid will dominate the headlines, but here are four stories, none of which is currently prominent in the news, to watch for the rest of 2021.

North Korea to soon launch its 1st ballistic missile submarine –– Reports

South Korean and US intelligence suspect that North Korea has completed the assembly of a 3,000-tonne submarine and is ready to launch it when the time is right.

After Chinese, now North Korean hackers are eyeing CoWIN, cyber intel firm alerts

Cyber intelligence firm Cyfirma says purpose of fake CoWIN sites is to collect personal information from Indian users and use that for cyberattacks.

Kim Jong Un tests Biden with first ballistic missiles in a year

The firing of missiles is part of a longstanding playbook of feeling out new US presidents in an effort to put North Korea’s interests on agenda of policy makers in Washington.

US plans to hold NSA-level trilateral talks with Japan, South Korea on North Korea next week

The US is convening the trilateral meet at this level for the first time to discuss its North Korea policy review, which is in its final stages, say officials.

US unveils plan to counter China’s rise from India to Taiwan

Washington: The Trump administration declassified its strategy to ensure continued dominance over China, which focuses on accelerating India’s rise as a counterweight to Beijing...

Kim Jong Un sends chilling warning to Biden with plans to enhance nuclear capability

The comments made by North Korea's leader offer the first significant signals of how he intends to approach his relationship with the new administration in the White House.

Kim Jong Un vows to expand foreign relations ahead of Biden presidency

In a speech to open the congress, Kim Jong Un touted his foreign policy achievements over the past 5 years, noting that the 'external prestige of the country was raised remarkably.'

Kim Jong Un calls for ‘big leap forward’ at rare North Korea Congress

Kim said the party’s previous five-year development plan, which ended last year, missed its targets by a 'great degree' due to both 'internal and external challenges'.

China and North Korea are Trump’s unfinished business, Pompeo says

Pompeo also accused Beijing of trying to exert control over shipping lanes in the South China Sea, and of covering up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak early on.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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