China's embassy in Colombo has sought an urgent meeting with senior Sri Lankan authorities after Colombo sought a deferment of the planned docking of a high-tech Chinese research vessel at the strategic Hambantota port over which India raised concerns, sources said. The Chinese space and satellite tracking research vessel 'Yuan Wang 5' was scheduled to dock at the Hambantota Port from August 11 to 17, weeks after Sri Lanka witnessed a major political turmoil following massive mass protests over the country's worst economic crisis in decades. A 'third-person' note from Sri Lanka's Foreign Ministry to the Chinese embassy in Colombo dated August 5 says the ministry wishes to request that the arrival of the vessel Yuan Wang 5 in Hambantota to be deferred until further consultations are made on the matter. The Chinese embassy in Colombo sought an urgent meeting with the higher Sri Lankan authorities to discuss the issue after receiving the note from the Foreign Ministry seeking a … [Read more...] about India effect? Lanka asks China to defer spy ship visit
The newly reopened Indian Embassy in Kabul is expected to increase its operations in Afghanistan, with the “technical team” posted there in June focusing on business and trade opportunities and distribution of food and medical aid. This month, Afghanistan’s Ariana airlines will follow Kam Air, which has been operating weekly flights every Thursday between Kabul and Delhi since July, and begin a weekly service as well, confirmed officials, indicating that they expect more goods to be transported via the air cargo route. However, the embassy, which has 60 to 70 personnel so far, has not opened any visa facilitation services yet, and only a “limited number” of visas have been issued to Afghanistan citizens through the e-visa route, disappointing hundreds of students and patients requiring treatment in India. Sources told The Hindu that more than 60 personnel were now stationed at the embassy and residential compound. The group comprises five to seven officials, including a … [Read more...] about Embassy intact, India ups Kabul work
In order to facilitate the achievement of more ambitious climate change targets and ensure a faster transition to a low-carbon economy, the government is seeking to strengthen a 20-year law, called the Energy Conservation Act of 2001, which has powered the first phase of India’s shift to a more energy-efficient future. The Bill to amend the Energy Conservation Act, 2001, which was introduced in Parliament on Wednesday, has two main objectives. First, it seeks to make it compulsory for a select group of industrial, commercial and even residential consumers to use green energy. A prescribed minimum proportion of the energy they use must come from renewable or non-fossil fuel sources. And second, it seeks to establish a domestic carbon market and facilitate trade in carbon credits. Also in Explained | As India strengthens its climate targets, a look at the progress so far, what’s new Importantly, the amendment Bill seeks to widen the scope of energy conservation to … [Read more...] about Explained: What is a carbon market, and why does India want to create one?
Usually, Apple starts producing the latest iPhone in China and it takes a few months before production of the phone begins in facilities outside the country. But now, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the Cupertino-based tech major will begin production of the iPhone 14 in India at the same time as it will in China. My latest survey indicates Foxconn ’s iPhone production site in India will ship the new 6.1″ iPhone 14 almost simultaneously with China for the first time in 2H22 (India being one quarter or more behind in the past). — 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) August 5, 2022 If Kuo’s prediction turns out to be true, it will mark the first time that Apple starts production of a new iPhone in another country at the same time as it does in China. Of course, in the short term, there will be a considerable gap in production numbers between India and China. But according to Kuo, this new step will mark a milestone for Apple, which has been trying to boost the … [Read more...] about Apple will start iPhone 14 production in India at same time as China: Ming-Chi Kuo
Boxer Nitu Ghanghas thanked the Government of India, Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Boxing Federation (BFI) for their support after clinching the gold medal in 2022 Commonwealth Games. Ghanghas continued his dominant run in the games and outclassed 2019 world championships bronze medalist Demie-Jade Resztan of England by a 5-0 unanimous verdict. After the victory, Ghanghas dedicated the gold medal to the people of India. CWG 2022 – FULL COVERAGE | IN-DEPTH | INDIA FOCUS | OFF THE FIELD | IN PHOTOS | MEDAL TALLY “I’m so happy after winning this gold medal. I want to dedicate this medal to the people of my country. I want to thank the Govt of India, SAI, and BFI for all the support. I’d also like to thank my coaches & my family as because of their support I was able to win this gold medal. Thank you to NCOE Rohtak too where I had trained for many years,” Ghanghas said after the match On Sunday, the 21-year-old Nitu was the first Indian boxer … [Read more...] about ‘Want to Thank Govt of India, SAI And BFI for All The Support’: CWG Gold Medalist Boxer Nitu Ghanghas
IMAGE: India's Dinesh Kumar, Sunil Bahadur and Navneet Singh interact during the Men's Fours Gold medal match against Northern Ireland on day nine of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Victoria Park at the Leamington Spa, England, on Saturday. The Indian team comprising Sunil Bahadur (lead), Navneet Singh (second), Chandan Kumar Singh (third) and Dinesh Kumar (skip) helped the country win a second medal in lawn bowls at the Commonwealth Games as the men's fours team settled for a silver medal after losing to Norther Ireland in the final in Birmingham on Saturday. The final score read 18-5 in favour of Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland's last gold medal in lawn bowls came way back in the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Cam Barkley (lead), Adam McKeown (second), Ian McClure (third) and Martin McHugh (skip) formed the Northern Ireland team that looked favourites to win the top prize from the onset. On the other hand, India struggled and failed to open their account in the … [Read more...] about CWG: India win silver in men’s fours lawn bowls