India surpasses China to become world's most populous nation: UN data

India has overtaken China as the world’s most populous nation, according to UN data. India’s population surpassed 1.4286 billion, slightly higher than China’s 1.4257 billion people. By 2025, India's population is said to touch 1.668 billion while China's population is said to contract to 1.317 billion.

published on : 19th April 2023

China, Taiwan tension flares up: Here is what we know

China has entered into day three of live-fire drills near Taiwan. Chinese fighter jets rehearsed the encirclement of Taiwan by practising“simulated strikes” near the island. Taiwan’s government has condemned the exercises, while the US has urged China to show restraint.

published on : 10th April 2023

World boxing championship: Saweety Boora clinches second gold for India after Nitu Ghanghas

Saweety Boora won India's second gold medal at the 2023 Women's World Boxing Championship on March 25. Saweety defeated China's Wang Lina in the 81kg light heavyweight category at Delhi's Indira Gandhi arena.

published on : 26th March 2023

Are Indians really unhappy? On happiness index, Pak, war-hit Ukraine fare better than India

In a list of 146 countries, India has ranked 125, in the World Happiness report released on March 20, 2023. The Report revealed that Indians are unhappier than people in even war-torn countries Ukraine and Russia. Though India has improved from its previous year's ranking of 136, it still lags behind Pakistan, which is facing the worst-ever economic crisis.

published on : 24th March 2023

Modi the immortal? Chinese netizens say so: Report

PM Modi is fondly known as ‘Modi Laoxian’ among Chinese netizens, according to a Beijing-based journalist. In an article titled 'How Is India Viewed in China' published in The Diplomat, Mu Chunshan says he has spotted Chinese social media users describe the Indian PM as 'Modi Laoxian'.Chunshan wrote, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an unusual nickname on the Chinese internet: Modi Laoxian. Laoxian refers to an elderly immortal with some weird abilities.

published on : 20th March 2023

Xi Jinping secures historic third term as Chinese president

Xi Jinping was handed a third term as Chinese president on March 10th, capping a rise that has seen him become the country's most powerful leader in generations.Xi was reappointed as president by China’s rubber-stamp legislature in a ceremonial vote in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People.Since the last few months, Xi has faced extensive criticism for his zero-Covid policy, which resulted in the deaths of countless people after it was abandoned.

published on : 10th March 2023

China & Pakistan are together, planning a ‘surprise’ for India: Rahul Gandhi

#rahulgandhi has said that China and Pakistan are preparing together and if there is a war, then it will be against both countries. In a conversation with Army veterans, Rahul added that, "China and Pakistan are together and are planning a ‘surprise’ for India."

published on : 26th December 2022

'So many people dying': China reports 37 million Covid cases in a day; Crisis worsens

As China grapples with its first-ever national COVID wave, emergency wards in small cities and towns southwest of Beijing are overwhelmed. Intensive care units are turning away ambulances, relatives of sick people are searching for open beds, and patients are slumped on benches in hospital corridors and lying on floors for a lack of beds.

published on : 24th December 2022

All you need to know about BF.7, variant behind China’s massive Covid-19 surge

The latest Covid-19 surge in China is being majorly driven by BF.7 Omicron sub-variant. China is facing a massive crisis after it eased its Covid-19 restrictions earlier this month. The hospitals and emergency wards are flooded with patients.

published on : 23rd December 2022

Centre raises alert amid rising Covid cases in China, US

With Covid-19 cases on the rise in several countries including China, the Union Health Ministry has directed all states and UTs to sequence all positive case samples on a daily basis. Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya has written to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, asking him to ensure Covid-19 guidelines are followed during the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ or to suspend it in the “national interest.”

published on : 21st December 2022

India-China stand-off: Here's what we know so far

Indian and Chinese soldiers suffered “minor injuries” in a fresh military face-off along the LAC. According to Indian Army, on Dec 9 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops contacted the LAC in Tawang sector in Arunachal. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in his brief statement in the Parliament said that the Chinese troops unilaterally acted to change the status quo. But the Indian Army bravely prevented the PLA and forced them to withdraw to their posts.

published on : 13th December 2022

People protests in Shanghai against China's zero-Covid policy

Massive protests erupted in China against Xi Jinping's "zero-covid policy" in Shanghai late on Nov 26. The protests were sparked by a major fire in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang region, where 10 people died. Many internet users have surmised that the residents of the high-rise building could not escape in time because the building was partially locked down.

published on : 27th November 2022

Xi Jinping caught confronting Justin Trudeau at G20 summit

In a rare public display, Xi Jinping was seen criticising Canadian PM Justin Trudeau over alleged leaks of their closed-door meeting. The two leaders had earlier met on Nov 15 on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

published on : 17th November 2022

Military Coup in China? Xi Jinping prepares to extend his reign at 20th Party Congress

Social media is abuzz with the rumours of Chinese President Xi Jinping being put under house arrest, and a possible coup taking place in the country, a week after two of its former ministers were sentenced for corruption - a highly controversial decision in the nation's history. On the other hand, there are reports that next month, Xi Jinping will extend his term in power for another five years, as the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) conducts its all-important 20th Party Congress.

published on : 26th September 2022

Snickers maker apologizes to China after referring Taiwan as separate country in new BTS Ad 

Amid escalating tension between China-US, American candy giant Mars Wrigley has apologised after an advert for its Snickers bar referred to Taiwan as a country, sparking outrage on the mainland. "We are aware of reports on Snickers-related activities in certain regions of Asia, take this very seriously and express our deep apologies," said a Mars Wrigley statement posted Friday on Snickers China's Weibo page. In another Weibo post, Snickers China added that "there is only one China in this world, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory".

published on : 6th August 2022

Taiwan crisis: China sanctions Nancy Pelosi, her immediate family

China's foreign ministry has announced sanctions against US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after her visit to Taiwan. The ministry said Pelosi was "seriously interfering in China's internal affairs and undermining China's sovereignty and territorial integrity" with the visit, and that Beijing would "impose sanctions on Pelosi and her immediate family", without giving further details. Nancy Pelosi said that China will not be allowed to isolate Taiwan by preventing US officials from travelling there.

published on : 5th August 2022

Explained: Why Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit intensified geopolitical tensions between US & China?

China's People's Liberation Army has begun military drills in the seas around Taiwan -- some of the world's busiest waterways, following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei. China launched projectiles into the Taiwan Strait on July 4, as Beijing's military announced "long-range live ammunition firing" in the area. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, landed in Taiwan on August 2 evening amid the warning issued by President Xi Jinping to US President Joe Biden last week, to “not play with fire” (by provoking China). Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is the highest-level visit by an American official to the island in a quarter century.

published on : 4th August 2022

Arunachal Pradesh: 10 out of 19 construction workers who went missing near China border rescued

Two more missing construction workers from Assam were rescued from the Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh. District Magistrate Nighee Bengia said the labourers were rescued in critical condition by the State Disaster Response Force and locals from a jungle located between Huri and Tapa on July 24. As of July 25, 10 of the 19 missing workers have been rescued. The conditions of the rescued people are reportedly critical, but they are being treated for injuries.

published on : 25th July 2022

Arunachal Pradesh: 7 out of 19 construction workers who went missing near China border rescued

Nineteen construction labourers from Assam went missing after they fled their camp near the China border in Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh on July 5. They had fled their camp at Huri after being denied permission to go home and celebrate Eid. On July 22, seven of the 19 workers were traced and rescued. District Magistrate Nighee Bengia said the search operation to rescue the remaining workers is underway. They are kept at the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) camp.

published on : 23rd July 2022

China lifts two-year Covid visa ban on Indians, barring tourism and private trips

After a two-year gap, China has lifted Covid visa ban on certain categories of people. This includes foreign nationals and their accompanying family members going to China for resumption of work and production in all fields.

published on : 15th June 2022
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