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Politico-economic compulsions take Modi and Xi towards détente

Politico-economic compulsions take Modi and Xi towards détente

Political and economic compulsions appear to be taking India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s President Xi Jinping towards a Sino-Indian détente, Top diplomats of the two countries are clearing the path for an understanding which may hold at least for a while, though many basic issues are likely to remain unsolved, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. Modi needs...

In contrast to China’s projects abroad, India’s are “local-demand driven”

In contrast to China’s projects abroad, India’s are “local-demand driven”

New Delhi, March15 (newsin.asia): In contrast to China’s development projects abroad, India’s projects are “largely demand-driven” said India’s Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale to an Indian Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs on February 16. The report of the committee was tabled in the House last week. Explaining the concept Gokhale said: "In other words, we wait for the governments of...

Stephen Hawking feared Artificial Intelligence will replace humans as dominant beings on earth

Stephen Hawking feared Artificial Intelligence will replace humans as dominant beings on earth

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS): Award winning theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, who died on Wednesday, always warned against Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its growing dominance over humanity. “Earth is becoming too small and humanity is bound to self-destruct, with AI replacing us as the dominant being on the planet,” he told wired.com in November 2017. “I fear that AI...

Pioneering physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

Pioneering physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

Cambridge, March 14 (The Verge) - Stephen Hawking, perhaps the world’s best known scientist, has died, a spokesperson for his family has confirmed. He was 76. “It is with great sadness we announce the death of Professor Stephen Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA at the age of 76,” the statement reads. “Professor Hawking died peacefully at his home in Cambridge...

World’s first undersea yoga class will be held in Maldives

World’s first undersea yoga class will be held in Maldives

Male, March 14 (www.lifestyle.inquirer.net): An underwater restaurant in the Maldives that offers panoramic views of its tropical marine underworld will serve as the picturesque milieu of serenity for a group of privileged yogis. Nearly six meters below the surface, at the Hurawalhi Maldives’ 5.8 restaurant — the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant named after its underwater depth in meters —...

Media’s pernicious role in exacerbating Sino-Indian differences

Media’s pernicious role in exacerbating Sino-Indian differences

Colombo, March 13: Sino-Indian relations have been none too good for more than half a century now, and the main reasons for that are well known. But what is not so well known is the role of the media in India and China in sustaining and exacerbating bilateral tension, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. Sometimes, the sensation-loving media (on...

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