India opens first plasma bank for COVID-19 treatment

India’s first plasma bank has opened in the national capital, New Delhi. Meanwhile, the country’s worst-affected state Maharashtra has started what it calls the world’s largest plasma therapy trial. Doctors say treating infected patients with plasma from recovered people could reduce the number of coronavirus deaths. Nearly 18,000 Indians have died and more than 600,000 … Read more India opens first plasma bank for COVID-19 treatment

Would you trust apps made in China? | Download This Show

India has banned 59 apps originating from China, including the hugely popular social media app TikTok. Jeremy Kirk, Executive editor at Information Security Media Group, and journalist and audio producer Olivia Rosenman join Marc Fennell to explain whether Australia and other countries should be concerned. Download This Show podcasts at https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/downloadthisshow/

Report highlights high death toll in Indian-administered Kashmir

At least 229 people, including 32 civilians, have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir in the past six months, according to rights group, the Coalition of Civil Society. The latest deaths happened on Wednesday when a civilian and a soldier were killed during a shootout in Sopore, north of Srinagar. Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports. – … Read more Report highlights high death toll in Indian-administered Kashmir

How the pandemic has revealed China’s vulnerabilities | The World

Amidst the global pandemic, China has ratcheted up its rhetoric against Australia, enacted Hong Kong’s new national security bill, and begun a military build up on its border with India. But Bonnie Glaser – the director of the China Power Project at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington – tells The World … Read more How the pandemic has revealed China’s vulnerabilities | The World

The Point: What’s being done in India in its fight against COVID-19?

#COVID19 cases in #India topped 548,000 even after the nationwide lockdown announced in March. What accounts for the spread? What’s being done? Guests: Srikanth Kondapalli Professor of Chinese studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University Prof. He Wenping Senior Research Fellow, Chinese Academy Of Social Sciences Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple … Read more The Point: What’s being done in India in its fight against COVID-19?

The Point: Chinese firms instrumental to ‘Made in India’ initiative

On the eve of negotiations to resolve the border stand-off between China and India, India banned 59 Chinese apps. Is India prepared to antagonize its largest trading partner? Guests: Lim Tai Wei Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore Einar Tangen Current affairs commentator Rong Ying Vice President of … Read more The Point: Chinese firms instrumental to ‘Made in India’ initiative

World poverty alleviation in 30 seconds

In the 1980s, the world’s poor were mainly concentrated in East Asia and South Asia. Since 2000, with economic development, poverty in Asia, especially in China and in India, has been alleviated. The concentration of the world’s poor has now shifted to Sub-Saharan Africa. #ZeroPoverty2020 Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on … Read more World poverty alleviation in 30 seconds

China ‘concerned’ about India app ban

China said it is concerned about India’s decision to ban Chinese mobile apps such as Bytedance’s TikTok and Tencent’s WeChat and was making checks to verify the situation. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the … Read more China ‘concerned’ about India app ban

Pakistan mango farmers hit hard by COVID-19, locust attacks

Mango farmers in Pakistan have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and locust attacks. Suspended flights and high freight charges have brought down exports. And locust attacks have severely damaged the fruit. Pakistan is the world’s fifth-largest mango producer, after India, China, Thailand and Indonesia. Al Jazeera’s Osama Bin Javaid reports. – Subscribe to … Read more Pakistan mango farmers hit hard by COVID-19, locust attacks

China ‘concerned’ as India bans Chinese apps including TikTok | The World

Beijing says it’s concerned about India banning Chinese mobile apps such as Tiktok and WeChat, after the Modi government claimed they were a danger to the country. As Yvonne Yong reports, it’s India’s strongest move yet since a border crisis erupted between the two countries. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can … Read more China ‘concerned’ as India bans Chinese apps including TikTok | The World

Floods wreak havoc in parts of China, India

Severe flooding has caused widespread destruction across parts of Asia. At least 12 people have been killed and 10 are missing in southwest China. While heavy rain in India has displaced more than a million people. Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find … Read more Floods wreak havoc in parts of China, India

India bans Chinese-owned apps, including Tiktok, after border clashes

The Indian government has banned 59 Chinese-owned apps over cybersecurity concerns, including the likes of TikTok and WeChat. This move could have a major impact on the video-sharing platform owned by Bytedance, as India is one of its biggest markets. The company has denied accusations that it shares user data with the Chinese government. Tensions … Read more India bans Chinese-owned apps, including Tiktok, after border clashes

WHO push test, trace and isolate as Covid-19 outbreak hits six months

‘This is not even close to being over’, the head of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said at a conference in Geneva on the day before the six-month point since the first reports of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan China. Tedros also said test, trace and isolate is the best approach for governments, … Read more WHO push test, trace and isolate as Covid-19 outbreak hits six months

India’s fuel prices at the pumps rise despite low oil prices

The rising cost of petrol and diesel in India is provoking protests in many cities. Prices at the pumps have increased almost daily for the past three weeks, despite low oil prices. The government says it has raised fuel taxes to offset the economic crisis caused by the lockdown. Critics accuse leaders of making huge … Read more India’s fuel prices at the pumps rise despite low oil prices

At Least Three Dead After Militants Attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

Militants attacked the stock exchange in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Monday, killing at least three people — two guards and a policeman, according to police. Special police forces deployed to the scene of the attack and in a swift operation secured the building, killing all four gunmen. A third security guard was reported … Read more At Least Three Dead After Militants Attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi