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Security Concerns: Huawei, ZTE are security threats, says US FCC

Huawei, ZTE are security threats, says US FCC Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has designated Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. as national security threats, a step toward driving the Chinese manufacturers from the U.S. market. The FCC has claimed that both companies have close ties to the …

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Security Issues: Chinese apps blocked as threats to sovereignty

Chinese apps blocked as threats to sovereignty Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Few days ago, Indian Government  banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including popular ones like TikTok, CamScanner etc. The notification is expected to be followed by instructions to Internet service providers to block these apps. Reasons for Banning Chinese Mobile Apps: Threat to …

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Global Concerns: Pakistan to remain on FATF ‘greylist’

Pakistan to remain on FATF ‘greylist’ Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: Pakistan received another extension on the “greylist”, as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary session. Background: In June 2018, FATF placed Pakistan on enhanced monitoring process or the ‘grey list’, because of its deficiencies in the anti-money laundering and counter terrorist …

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Editorial Analysis: Nepal ties and the Benaras to Bengaluru spectrum

Nepal’s ties from Benaras to Bengaluru Approx Read Time: 6 minutes Varanasi (Benaras) connection to Nepal: Varanasi (Benaras) was a keystone of India-Nepal ties for centuries.  B.P. Koirala, the doyen of democratic politics in Nepal, was a resident of the city; so too was Pushpalal Shrestha, one of the founders of the Communist Party of Nepal.  …

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Editorial Analysis: Reset ties with China

Reset ties with China Approx Read Time: 5 minutes Chinese violence at Galwan valley: With its aggression in the Galwan Valley, Ladakh, China has crossed a threshold and pushed the relationship with India to a dangerous low, with long-lasting consequences. Chinese soldiers used the opportunity of a negotiated withdrawal operation to viciously attack a supervisory …

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