Monday, 22 October, 2018

Topic: US

Indian troops being inspected before leaving their posts in the Ladakh region | Radloff/Three Lions/Getty Images

On this day in 1962, India learnt a harsh lesson from China

India lost nearly 4,000 soldiers in the month-long war and suffered its most humiliating defeat.

US is not out to contain China, says defense secretary James Mattis

James Mattis also said that US seeks a relationship with China that’s grounded in fairness, reciprocity and respect for sovereignty.
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The climate change battle will be won or lost in China

China now releases almost as much carbon dioxide as the US and Europe combined & needs massive investments to fight it.
Farmers hold a hosepipe while spraying fungicide in a field of rice on farmland near Sirsa, Haryana

Farm exports to China can help India cut its current account deficit

India can fill the gap left by the US in export of soybeans & cotton to China and help cut its own deficit, say experts.

Nikki Haley’s exit gives Trump another opportunity to reshape his team in his image

Haley’s overarching goal was to avoid tying herself too closely to Trump personally without incurring his ire or that of his base.
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Don’t look towards wind power as solution to global warming

New research says large scale deployment of wind power could significantly raise temperatures over the Earth’s surface.
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping could be the most powerful leader in the world.

China has become touchy, said this 2009 incident

In 2009, Xi Jinping came out of his shell in a rare moment of truth and revealed to all the new-found national pride permeating the Party’s leadership.

India’s S-400 advantage: IAF in Delhi can shoot down Pakistani missile near Amritsar

Modi and Putin sign $5.4 billion deal for S-400 missile defence system that is expected to partly compensate for India's fast-depleting fighter force level.
Supreme Court of India

Public institutions: What India and US can learn from each other

India and US can equally learn from each other on what not to do when it comes to upholding democratic institutions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with members of Congress, US | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Why foreign policy could be the top election issue in 2019

Modi has been selling national pride, and his voters buy it.
Rakesh Asthana

At the root of the CBI power struggle lies the ‘Gujarat division’

CBI’s top two officers — director Alok Verma and No.2 Rakesh Asthana — have accused each other of corruption. Here’s how this power struggle began. 

With Djokovic’s recent wins, is it time to anoint him king of tennis over Federer & Nadal?

Novak Djokovic won the Shanghai Masters last week, adding another important title to his victories at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Cincinnati Masters this year.