Beijing: Customs officials in China have destroyed 30,000 world maps printed in the country for not mentioning Arunachal Pradesh and Taiwan as part of its territory, according to a media report. China claims the north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as part of South Tibet.China routinely objects to Indian leaders visiting Arunachal Pradesh to highlight its stand. India says the State of Arunachal Pradesh is its integral and inalienable part and Indian leaders visit Arunachal Pradesh from time to time, as they visit other parts of the country.The two countries have so far held 21 rounds of talks to resolve the border dispute covering 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC).China also claims the estranged island of Taiwan as its part. The maps were meant for export to an unspecified country, state-run Global Times reported on Tuesday.Almost 30,000 "incorrect" world maps, showing Taiwan as a separate country and wrong depiction of the Sino-Indian border, were destroyed … [Read more...] about China destroys maps showing Arunachal as part of India
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New Delhi, Nov 29 : Stunting among children under five has fallen globally from 32.6 per cent in 2000 to 22.2 per cent in 2017, but India is home to almost a third of the world's stunted children, according to Global Nutrition Report. The report released on Thursday states that India tops the list of countries, with 46.6 million stunted children, followed by Nigeria with 13.9 million and Pakistan with 10.7 million.For the study, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) used district-level aggregate data from the 2015-2016 National and Family Health Survey (NFHS) covering 601,509 households in 604 districts in India to understand the causes of the spatial variation."India holds almost a third (31 per cent) of the world's burden for stunting and because India is so diverse from state to state, it is important to understand how and why stunting prevalence differs. Researchers used mapping and descriptive analyses to understand spatial differences in distribution of … [Read more...] about India home to a third of world’s stunted children: Report
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Belt and Road initiative, proposed by Chinese authorities in the autumn of 2013. The ambitious project is aimed at creating infrastructure networks linking Europe, Asia and Africa. So far, the challenging project has attracted around 100 countries across three continents. The new infrastructure project links Asia, Europe, and Africa through a network of railroads and shipping lanes, and is set to reach South America. The ambitious economic cooperation campaign, also known as the Silk Road Economic Belt, was initially represented by two major segments. The first, the Silk Road Economic Belt, refers to a half-dozen land corridors linking China with Southeast Asia, South Asia, West Asia, the Middle East and then with Europe. The second, the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, is a sea route linking Asia, Africa and Europe. The Silk Road was a land route across Europe and Asia used by ancient and medieval merchants to carry silk and other … [Read more...] about China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ global investment plan mapped out
The chocolate market for Mondelez in India is pegged at over $100 million, as per Mondelez International, and the company enjoys a leadership position with over 66% market share in the segment. The company operates three of its global research, development and quality (RD&Q) technical centres in the AMEA (Asia, Middle East and Africa) region, of which Singapore and China house a centre for candy and biscuits, respectively. With an investment of $15 million, the recently opened centre in Thane, Maharashtra is its second such facility for chocolates and powder beverages and is expected to spruce innovation across the product categories going forward. Deepak Iyer, managing director, Mondelez India Foods Pvt Ltd, in conversation with Ashish K Tiwari, talks about the company's India business, competitive intensity, cost pressures, policy matters and so on. How crucial is the India business in Mondelez International's overall scheme of activities? India is easily one of our fastest … [Read more...] about Mondelez looking at volume-driven growth in India: Deepak Iyer
The Statue of Unity will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow. Located facing the Narmada Dam, 3.2 kilometres away on the river island called Sadhu Bet near Rajpipla in Gujarat, the monument along with its surroundings occupies over 20,000 square metres, and is surrounded by a 12-sq-km artificial lake. It is the world’s tallest statue with a height of 182 metres (597 feet). The Statue of Unity is almost 100 feet taller than China’s Spring Temple Buddha, the world’s current tallest statue at 502 feet. The Sardar Patel statue will be almost twice as high as the Statue of Liberty in New York, which is 305 feet tall. The Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, checking in at a mere 170 feet height, is almost tiny when compared to the new wonder in Gujarat. The Statue of Unity surely deserves a place in the history of the world. It joins an impressive list of manmade structures that have earned the admiration of the world through generations. The … [Read more...] about The statue of unity: Can it become the new magnet of tourism for India?