Tag Archives: China

Away in Seoul, Modi Insults India, Like Others

In a shocking reference to Indian dignity and national interest, Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s remarks in China and South Korea that referred to NRIs “feeling ashamed of being born in India” has triggered backlash in the country with the hashtag #ModiInsultsIndia running wild. “Earlier, you felt ashamed of being born Indian. Now you feel proud to represent the country. Indians ...

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Russia, China Plan Own Space Stations by 2023, Where’s India?

Come 2023, Russia will have its own space station as the ongoing present joint mission International Space station program since 1998 ends by 2024. Even China is undertaking its space station program, leaving a big question on India’s ISRO to ponder the issue. Citing the reason of constant watching of Russian territory, Russian President Vladimir Putin said it was an ...

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Chinese Hackers Spying on India, Nepal, Others Since 2005, Reveals IT Security Firm FireEye

FireEye, a California-based IT security agency on advanced cyber attacks, released its latest intelligence report that said China government’s cyber espionage program transcended Himalays to Nepal, India and even Vietnam in Southeast Asia. Titled “APT 30 and the Mechanics of a Long-Running Cyber Espionage Operation”, the report on advanced persistent threat (APT) group said hackers, most likely sponsored by the ...

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Today is World Autism Day, Blue Everywhere?

April 2 is observed as the World Austism Awareness Day and many monuments around the world have turned blue marking the occasion. It is officially World Autism Awareness Day! Join the #LIUB movement at http://t.co/y9jTXiI36o pic.twitter.com/rUbsnQlFPI— Autism Speaks (@autismspeaks) April 2, 2015 In New York, landmark buildings like the Empire State Building will show blue on top while the Prince’s ...

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Future Power Source? China Plans Masive Solar Power Station in Sky

What science fiction writer Isaac Asimov wrote in his 1941 short story “Reason” speculating space stations to transmit energy to Earth using microwave beams may become a reality soon, if Chinese scientists have their way to build ambitious solar-power generating station somewhere up in the sky. Wang Xiji, a scientist who had spent 50 years on the concept at the ...

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CNR Rao rues lack of scientific infrastructure in India

Eminent scientist C.N.R. Rao has rued the lack of basic infrastructure for science in India saying the quality of education in India needs to be considerably improved. Delivering a public lecture on “Celebration of Science” at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi on Wednesday, the Bharat Ratna-awardee lamented that India lacked behind considerably in the world of science. “No academic institution in ...

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China’s Jiaolong Deep Sea Indian Ocean Drill Finds Sulfide, Metal Deposits as Wary India Keeps Watch

With India keeping an eagle’s eye, China successfully completed its first 118 days of deep sea manned subsmersible mining in the Indian Ocean, saying it found large deposits of precious metals besides discovering different hydrothermal areas. China’s mission named ‘Jiaolong’ discovered new hydrothermal deep-sea fissures which emit hot water and its findings could lead to further research into resources of ...

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Worldwide 2013 Saw Less Hostilities but India Recorded High: PEW Report

Worldwide, social hostilities, especially over religion, declined in 2013 after reaching a six-year peak in 2012, though a quarter of the world is still reeling under high levels of religious hostilities, said Pew Research Center in its latest annual study. India had the highest level of social hostilities involving religion in 2013, it noted. The PEW study finds that the ...

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Next Big Thing? Mining the Moon for water, energy, minerals and shelter

With an estimated 1.6 billion tonnes of water ice at its poles and an abundance of rare-earth elements hidden below its surface, the next big thing is mining the the Moon, say experts. According to science writer Richard Corfield, private firms and space agencies are dreaming of tapping into these lucrative resources and turning the Moon’s grey, barren landscape into ...

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Fossil of long-necked dinosaur of late Jurassic period discovered in China

University of Alberta paleontologists have discovered a new species of a long-necked dinosaur from a a fossil skeleton found in China, measuring about 15 metres in length and lived about 160 million years ago in the Late Jurassic period. Qijianglong, which means “dragon of Qijiang,” discovered near Qijiang City, close to Chongqing, by construction workers in 2006, and the digging ...

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Short-necked marine reptile from Triassic period discovered in China

A new species of short-necked marine reptile called Hupehsuchia from the Triassic period has been discovered in China.The reptile was found by Xiao-hong Chen from Wuhan Centre of China Geological Survey and his colleagues. Hupehsuchia is a group of mysterious Triassic marine reptiles and it is known by its modestly long neck, with nine to ten cervical vertebrae. The Chinese ...

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ISRO Successfully Conducts Rehearsal Test for GSLV Mark III

ISRO has conducted launch rehearsal of the country’s heaviest launch vehicle GSLV Mark III, today ahead of the scheduled launch on December 18. “The nine hour 30 minutes launch rehearsal of ISRO LVM3 has just been successfully completed,” ISRO said on its Facebook page. The 630-tonne rocket will be powered by liquid and solid fuel engines while the cryogenic stage/engine ...

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CIA Torture: China, North Korea Join to Condemn US Human Rights Record

As the world observed the Human Rights Day today, the report on human rights violation by the United States have made headlines with the US Senate Report stating some gruesome tactics employed by the spy agency on detainees, including waterboarding. Though the fact that the US tortured suspected terrorists after 9/11, details of the Senate report has compelled the nation ...

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China launches CBERS-4 satellite

The weekend has been bombarding with satellite launch news as China joined the US and India on Sunday launching a CBERS-4 earth-resource satellite from its Taiyuan launch centre in Shanxi province atop a Long March-4B rocket. The rocket lifted off at 11.26 a.m. with the earth resource satellite into its scheduled orbit, according to the Taiyuan satellite launch centre, Xinhua ...

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China Businesses Hijack Environmental Issues in Social Media

The government and corporations in China managed to hijack the issues regarding environment such as air pollution, raised by online activists in social media, a study suggests. While the online activists did force the Chinese government to take some actions to tackle the pollution problem, the business and government spheres dominated much of the conversation and used it to their ...

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6-Month Modi Rule: A happening period on foreign policy front

A very happening six months of foreign policy has been one of the highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, with interactions with most of the world, including even the distant islands in the South Pacific. For a man who was seen as a newbie to the high-flying, tough-negotiating world of global diplomacy, the Modi government began its innings with ...

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