India

China-India Border Tension Reaches Next Level

India and China have escalated their surveillance along LAC (line of actual control) but it isn’t the regular patrolling as both the sides are busy building troops on the LAC. Military experts say that it is a bigger crisis than Doklam in 2017.

Face-off between Indian and Chinese troops

India has increased its military strength in Pangong Tso and Galwan Valley after the China deployed around 2,000 to 2,500 troops in these contentious areas. And the Chinese army is gradually building temporary infrastructure to support its military. But the strength of the Indian army is much better in comparison to the Chinese side.

India is more concerned about the key points where China is deploying more troops. Their presence in Indian Post KM120 along the Darbuk-Shayok-Daulat Beg Oldie road in Galwan Valley is cause of tension for the Indian army.

Chinese army strengthening its positions

They have erected around 100 tents in the Galwan Valley and they are bringing heavy equipment for construction of bunkers in the area. And it happened in last two weeks. On the Indian side, the army has resorted to “aggressive patrolling” to areas including Demchok … Read the rest

Watch The Best TV Series In March On Amazon Prime Video

In India, Amazon Prime is the most popular online content streaming service. It has added more features in March, and it costs only Rs. 999 per year. What is more amazing is that it allows viewing content in HD or 4K without any additional charge.

If you haven’t subscribed to Amazon Prime, then you should do it now and enjoy the following TV shows….

4 Blocks (2017-Present)

It is a German language crime-drama set in the Berlin borough of Neukolin. A Lebanese drug cartel wants to exit the violent life for the sake of his wife and daughter. But he was pulled in the mud by a police operation.

The Adventures of Tintin (1991-1992)

Co-produced by Belgium, Canada and France, it is the cartoonist adaptation of the most famous work of cartoonist Georges Prosper Remi. Spread over 39 half-hour episodes, the show delivers amazing adventures.

The Affair (2014-Present)

A schoolteacher and a budding novelist enter an extramarital relationship with a young waitress. The story is about how they try piecing her together her life.

The Big Bang Theory (2007-2009)

This story is both loved and … Read the rest

West Bengal Reporting First COVID-19 Case Takes Total Tally To 142

After 142 coronavirus cases and 3 deaths, the government has stopped people coming from infected nations including European Union, Malaysia, Philippines and Afghanistan. Also, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has started exploring possibility of testing people with no travel history. ICMR is also considering including private laboratories for mass testing.

Highlights of the story

• West Bengal got its first COVID-19 case when a man arrived from England was tested positive in Kolkata airport. He was immediately admitted to infectious diseases hospital.

• Maharashtra with 39 COVID-19 cases is still the worst hit state in India.

• The man who died in Mumbai recently came from Dubai on March 5. He was admitted to a private hospital for respiratory problems but test positive for coronavirus. His wife is also infected with virus but she is stable.

• In Noida, two more people are tested positive for coronavirus. In Ladakh, three more coronavirus patients took the toll to 6.

• Presently people with a travel history to infected countries are tested for COVID-19 due to limited testing facility. But there is a loud cry … Read the rest

SBI Cards IPO Allotment And Refund To Be Done On March 13 And March 12 Respectively

The SBI Cards and Payments Services IPO will soon start allotment of shares to applicants. According to the prospect filed by the company, the successful applicants will receive their shares in the demat accounts by March 13.

The refund process will start soon

The company will start allotting shares on 13 March and at the same time, it will initiate the refund process for the investors that won’t get shares. The refund process will start on 12 March.

The IPO was hugely popular

SBI invited bids for its IPO between March 2 and 5 and it received a huge response from the investors. Its share was subscribed 26.54 times. State Bank of India (SBI) is the largest lender of the country and its credit arm aims to raise around Rs. 10,350 crore through the IPO.

The investors are closely watching the IPO that is expected to get listed on March 16. The bidders can visit the portal link Intime India to check the subscription status. They will need using their Permanent Account Numbers (PAN) or application number of client ID to check the status of their subscription.

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ICC World Test Championship: India Lost Its First Match By 10 Wickets

India lost the first Test of the two-match series with New Zealand on Monday. It was the first match of the ICC World Test Championship. It is the first in the series and 100th Test victory for the Kiwis.

Highlights of India v/s New Zealand First Test Match

• New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and put India to bat first in overcast conditions.

• On the first day, India lost five wickets before rain washed out the final session.

• Ajinkya Rahane scored highest 46 runs from India in the first inning.

• In bowling, Kyle Jamieson and Southee picked up four wickets each and Trent Boult got one.

• New Zealand batting score was 225 for seven wickets but the last three wickets added 123 runs and gave Kiwis a lead of 183 runs.

• Kane Williamsons cored highest 89 runs for New Zealand.

• India started poor in the second innings when Prithvi Shaw handed an easy catch to Tom Latham at short square-leg.

• Indian captain Virat Kohli gave his worst performance as he … Read the rest

Why Is Trump Excited About Visiting India?

US President Donald Trump said that he was willing to sign a trade pact with India during his visit to New Delhi on February 24 and 25. He is coming on the invitation of Narendra Modi and Modi assured that Trump’s visit would be a very special one in establishing the Indo-US friendship.

Indo-US trade deal

India is demanding certain benefits like exemption from high duties, resumption of export benefits and greater market access for its domestic products. The US also wants greater access for its products and cut on import duties. It also raised concerns over high trade deficit with India. It was $16.9 billion in 2018-19.

PM Modi tweeted for Trump

Modi said that India and US shared a common commitment to democracy and pluralism. The further said that a robust friendship between India and US isn’t good only for the citizens of both countries but for the world.

Past meetings of Modi and Trump

Modi and Trump have developed a personal rapport over the three years. In 2019, they met a record four times and it includes the historic joint summit before a strong 50k audience of … Read the rest