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Anti-India resolution backed by Islamists and the Left in Chicago City Council defeated
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Anti-India resolution backed by Islamists and the Left in Chicago City Council defeated

A Chicago city anti-India resolution backed by Islamist groups and the Left has been defeated 26-18. The resolution from Council member Maria Hadden sought to condemn India over CAA and ‘violence against certain castes and faith groups’. Maria Hadden, Alderman of Chicago’s 49th ward, is affiliated with the Democratic Party. The agenda driven resolution was […]

ISRO makes breakthrough demonstration of free-space Quantum Communication, Joins list of Elite Nations
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ISRO makes breakthrough demonstration of free-space Quantum Communication, Joins list of Elite Nations

For the first time in the country, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully demonstrated free-space Quantum Communication over a distance of 300 m. With this breakthrough, India joins a handful of other nations such as the US, the UK, Canada, China and Japan who have made significant contributions in the field of quantum communication. […]

India-US relationship a stronghold of a free and open Indo-Pacific region – US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin
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India-US relationship a stronghold of a free and open Indo-Pacific region – US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin

US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin completed his first official visit to India on Sunday. Before his departure he called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During his two day visit, Lloyd Austin met with India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar too. During his meeting with […]

CPEC is the Key to China’s geo-strategy in the Indian Ocean
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CPEC is the Key to China’s geo-strategy in the Indian Ocean

Guided by its ambition of becoming ‘the’ dominant state in the world, China has systematically worked towards becoming a contender for superpower status.
Xi Jinping has sought to cure the Malacca dilemma through the Belt and Road Initiative or BRI. At the same time, through its overland Silk Road Economic Belt’s flagship programme China Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC, China is seeking access to the Indian Ocean.
China has smartly followed Chanakya’s Mandal theory and nurtured its relations with Pakistan because the neighbour’s neighbour and neighbour’s enemy are natural allies- India is sandwiched between vijigishu China and its natural ally Pakistan.
If PoK is reintegrated with India, China would have to seek access to Pakistan through Afghanistan via the Wakhan corridor, or even through Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
Considerable amount of political will is required on part of India to go through it because it would actually be in the middle of a two-front war, and China is an adversary to be reckoned with. Support must be extended to the pro-democracy voices in China because ultimately, democracy is the best protection against unjust wars and autocracy.

Why the phrase “Ladakh to Kanyakumari” symbolises the ethos of the Indian civilization more
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Why the phrase “Ladakh to Kanyakumari” symbolises the ethos of the Indian civilization more

The mighty river Sindhu, the Indus, that rises from Mansarovar Lake, flows through Ladakh to Aarbian Sea, has been the stream of cultural integration and emotional divinity of the lands and people of Bharat Varsh.
Rigveda mentions the Sindhu river, which is the source of the name that the modern times have given to India (Sindhu), the land of Bharat.
The UT of Ladakh has large international borders and also has references in holy epic Ramayana & Mahabharata. So there is no logic in seeing Kashmir Valley alone as territory of Bharatvarsh.
The ‘Sindhu Darshan’ abhiyan was started to focus attention on the heritage of the ancient Indian civilization and culture that ‘Sindhu’ symbolizes and to let us see India as “Ladakh to Kanyakumari”.
Rising above all competitive politics, a major shift in style of handling J&K affairs must be made by GOI without losing any more time.
Real need is also for adequately seeing and focussing on the territories of the erstwhile State of J&K outside the Kashmir valley. The verse/phrase “Ladakh to Kanyakumari” could hence be the first humble start.

India and Finland to work jointly in innovation, education, emerging technologies including AI, 5G/6G, and quantum computing
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India and Finland to work jointly in innovation, education, emerging technologies including AI, 5G/6G, and quantum computing

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finland’s Prime Minister Ms. Sanna Marin held a Virtual Summit on March 16 and discussed bilateral issues as well as other regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. The press release by the MEA said that both leaders noted that the close relations between India and Finland were based […]

45 lakh people from 98 countries returned to India under Vande Bharat Mission
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45 lakh people from 98 countries returned to India under Vande Bharat Mission

Modi Government has been deeply committed to the welfare and protection of Indians abroad: EAM Dr Jaishankar
A total of 45,82,043 people from 98 countries have returned to India under the aegis of the Vande Bharat Mission.
39% of the returnees were workers, 39% were professionals, 6% students, 8% visitors and 4.7% stranded tourists
The government facilitated the return from India of more than 1.1 lakh foreign passport holders to 120 countries in the same period including many PIOs and NRIs
Arrangements have been concluded with 27 nations for air transport bubbles, temporary reciprocal arrangements for commercial passenger services
Air India alone has operated more than 9500 flights, taking 10.9 lakh passengers abroad

Struggle for freedom represented the same consciousness and valour which was evident from the days of Ram, Mahabharat, Haldighati and Shivaji: PM Modi
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Struggle for freedom represented the same consciousness and valour which was evident from the days of Ram, Mahabharat, Haldighati and Shivaji: PM Modi

Lauding the contribution of lesser known movements and struggles, the Prime Minister said that each and every struggle and fight was India’s strong declaration of truth against the forces of falsehood, a testimony to India’s independent temperament.
The Prime Minister noted Kol, Khasi, Santhal, Naga, Bhil, Munda, Sanyasi, Ramoshi, Kittur movement, Travancore movement, Bardoli Satyagrah, Champaran Satyagrah, Sambhalpur, Chuar, Bundel and Kuka uprisings and movements.