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The BRI Quagmire and India
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The BRI Quagmire and India

The BRI quagmire challenges both the foreign policy of India and also its resolve to stand on its own despite pressures at home and abroad. The way ahead for India is to shed the romanticism of the past in its foreign policy and adapt a pragmatic and forthright intervention on matters that question its interests.

Primary School Teacher from Paritewadi in Maharashtra wins 2020 Global Teacher Prize with US $ 1 million award
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Primary School Teacher from Paritewadi in Maharashtra wins 2020 Global Teacher Prize with US $ 1 million award

Ranjitsinh Disale, a Primary School Teacher at the Zilla Parishad Primary School, Paritewadi, Solapur, Maharashtra, India has been named the winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2020. As per the citiation Disale has been awarded for transforming the life chances of young girls at his school. The Global Teacher Prize, in partnership with UNESCO, is given to exceptional teachers who have made an outstanding contribution to their profession.

Geo-politics of BRI and China’s quest to become a ‘Superpower’
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Geo-politics of BRI and China’s quest to become a ‘Superpower’

The BRI initiated by China was portrayed as a challenge to a unipolar world in favor of multi-polarity, non-intervention in internal matters of other countries, egalitarian and fairer financial structures and institutions along with lasting partnerships for mutual development marked by cooperation not domination. However, BRI has morphed into anything but these objectives.

India blocks another set of 43 mobile apps for engaging in activities detrimental to sovereignty and integrity of India
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India blocks another set of 43 mobile apps for engaging in activities detrimental to sovereignty and integrity of India

MEITY issues orders for blocking apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act PIB: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, GOI today issued an order under section 69A of the Information Technology Act blocking access to 43 mobile apps. In a press release, the government said that the “action was taken based on the […]

SIMBEX20 India – Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise to begin today in Andaman Sea
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SIMBEX20 India – Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise to begin today in Andaman Sea

PIB: Indian Navy is scheduled to host the 27th edition of India – Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 starting today in Andaman Sea. The bilateral exercise will continue till 25th of this month. The SIMBEX series of exercises between Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy conducted annually since 1994. The exercise is aimed at […]

India records a landmark milestone with operationalisation of more than 50,000 Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness Centres
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India records a landmark milestone with operationalisation of more than 50,000 Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness Centres

India has crossed a landmark milestone on the journey of universal healthcare. A Press release from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that more than 50,000 (50,025) Ayushman Bharat – Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) are now operational across the country. Aiming at providing Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) services to the communities […]