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SpiceJet joins global airlines' grouping IATA as member; first Indian low-cost carrier to get membership
Business

SpiceJet joins global airlines' grouping IATA as member; first Indian low-cost carrier to get membership

The IATA membership is significant on account of SpiceJet's plans for rapidly expanding its international footprint

Xi Jinping warns armed forces of possible war: China's assertiveness reflects its modernised military programme
World

Xi Jinping warns armed forces of possible war: China's assertiveness reflects its modernised military programme

The statement by Xi Jinping marks the culmination of several statements and actions by China aimed at enhancing the capability and positioning of the armed forces.

Kaspersky willing to 'adopt and comply' with India's data localisation laws
News & Analysis

Kaspersky willing to 'adopt and comply' with India's data localisation laws

With its "Digital India" initiative for increased digitisation, Cybersecurity could become a major concern.

Oil prices fall from 4-year highs as Saudi Arabia and Russia quietly agree to output rise; US stocks swell
Business

Oil prices fall from 4-year highs as Saudi Arabia and Russia quietly agree to output rise; US stocks swell

US crude oil stocks C-STK-T-EIA rose by nearly 8 million barrels last week to about 404 million barrels, the biggest increase since March 2017, Energy Information Administration data showed on Wednesday

Asia Water 2018 forum: ADB president says 300 million people in Asia-Pacific have no improved access to water
World

Asia Water 2018 forum: ADB president says 300 million people in Asia-Pacific have no improved access to water

More than 800 gathered on Tuesday at the ADB headquarters in Manila for the opening of the Asia Water Forum 2018.

India's share in Asia-Pacific's GDP rises to 17.3% in 2017 from 14. 6%  in 2000: ADB report
Business

India's share in Asia-Pacific's GDP rises to 17.3% in 2017 from 14. 6% in 2000: ADB report

The ADB report said the three largest economies in Asia and the Pacific — People's Republic of China (PRC), India, and Japan — accounted for more than 70 percent of the region's GDP at PPP in 2017, up from about 63 percent in 2000.

Mike Pompeo pledges $300 million in new security funding for Southeast Asia, says assistance will help counter 'transnational threats'
World

Mike Pompeo pledges $300 million in new security funding for Southeast Asia, says assistance will help counter 'transnational threats'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged on Saturday to provide nearly $300 million in new security funding for Southeast Asia, as China forges ahead with plans to bolster its engagement in the region.

India to send twenty boys and girls at Junior NBA World Championship in Florida
Sports

India to send twenty boys and girls at Junior NBA World Championship in Florida

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced the rosters of the 32 teams that will compete at the Jr. NBA World Championship.

Employers around the world face worst talent shortage in 12 years; India among most-affected countries
Business

Employers around the world face worst talent shortage in 12 years; India among most-affected countries

The worst affected country across the world in terms of talent shortage is Japan, as 89 percent employers said they faced difficulty in filling positions

Qatar Airways' chief makes sexist comment, says carrier led by man as it's a 'very challenging position'
World

Qatar Airways' chief makes sexist comment, says carrier led by man as it's a 'very challenging position'

Qatar Airways' chief sparked disbelief on Tuesday by saying his carrier was led by a man because "it is a very challenging position", this even as airline bosses admitted more women should be in top roles.

GST and demonetisation will improve tax collection, broaden tax base in India, says Moody's
Business

GST and demonetisation will improve tax collection, broaden tax base in India, says Moody's

Reforms such as GST and demonetisation will improve tax collection and broaden the tax base in India overtime, Moody's Investors Service said

Over 68% of Asia-Pacific's workforce makes a living in informal economy, says International Labour Organisation
Business

Over 68% of Asia-Pacific's workforce makes a living in informal economy, says International Labour Organisation

1.3 billion people of the employed population in the Asia-Pacific make their living in the informal economy, says the International Labour Organisation.

Xi Jinping’s power grab may solidify dissent and harden anti-China sentiment; can India lead global pushback?
India

Xi Jinping’s power grab may solidify dissent and harden anti-China sentiment; can India lead global pushback?

New Delhi would know that China’s rise is non-consensual both within and without, and that presents an opportunity to play the waiting game.

Amazon opens third 'Availability Zone' in Singapore, to provide more choice, flexibility and reliability
News & Analysis

Amazon opens third 'Availability Zone' in Singapore, to provide more choice, flexibility and reliability

The new Availability Zone will allow customers, who are already using Amazon Web Services, with more choice, flexibility and even higher reliability.

First Doka La, now Arunachal Pradesh: What's China's grand strategy behind repeated incursions across LAC?
India

First Doka La, now Arunachal Pradesh: What's China's grand strategy behind repeated incursions across LAC?

In a news conference on Monday, Army chief General Bipin Rawat confirmed earlier media reports that in the last week of December, China intruded nearly a kilometre into Indian territory at Arunachal Pradesh and started road-construction activities before they were challenged by Indian security forces and beat a retreat.

Justice Dalveer Bhandari rejoins 'wise men' of ICJ: Distinguished jurist who went from Rajasthan High Court to The Hague
India

Justice Dalveer Bhandari rejoins 'wise men' of ICJ: Distinguished jurist who went from Rajasthan High Court to The Hague

On Tuesday, Justice Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Dalveer Bhandari's ICJ election part of a subtle power game between ascendant India and diminishing Britain
India

Dalveer Bhandari's ICJ election part of a subtle power game between ascendant India and diminishing Britain

Dalveer Bhandari’s victory over Christopher Greenwood at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is exactly the sort of gradual change which occurs when established and rising powers jostle.

Justice Dalveer Bhandari's re-election to ICJ reflects India's growing clout, leadership of nations marginalised at UN
India

Justice Dalveer Bhandari's re-election to ICJ reflects India's growing clout, leadership of nations marginalised at UN

Dalveer Bhandari's re-election at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) speaks of a reality for India that is simultaneously both old and new. While it reflects India's growing clout on the global stage, it also denotes India as a champion of nations marginalised and powerless: A role which it has been comfortably playing since Independence.

UN calls for Asia-Pacific countries to scale up action to meet Paris Accord goals
World

UN calls for Asia-Pacific countries to scale up action to meet Paris Accord goals

Countries from Asia and Pacific, Europe met on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference to explore opportunities for scaling up climate action

Narendra Modi conveys India's commitment to work with East Asia Summit
India

Narendra Modi conveys India's commitment to work with East Asia Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed India’s total support and commitment to work with the East Asia Summit, an influential bloc, to address political, security and trade related issues in the region.