Issues related to human rights won't be part of the 2+2 dialogue between India and the US next week but the agenda would touch issues related to Kashmir, a top American diplomat has said."Human rights is not part of this 2+2 discussion that's taking place next week, although I'm confident that issues on Kashmir and the threat perceptions that India sees will obviously be a part of the agenda,” Alice G Wells, the acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, said on Wednesday at a programme for commemorating the 60th Anniversary of President Eisenhower's Historic Visit to India.External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive here next week for the second round of '2+2' dialogue with their US counterparts Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper on December 18.Close The inaugural '2+2' Indo-US dialogue was held in New Delhi in September last year. related news New ordinance likely by … [Read more...] about Human rights matters won’t be part of 2+2 dialogue between India, US: Wells
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Chinese-owned British carmaker MG Motors made its debut in India today with the launch of their SUV, the Hector. While it clinched the title of being India's first connected SUV, it will face fierce competition in the segment. Among its rivals are the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta.The Jeep Compass is a premium SUV in India, with posh features and a sturdy engine. It recently received an update in the form of an all-new Sport Plus variant, along with being spotted in a rugged avatar, dubbed the Trailhawk.Close related news Anand Mahindra says entering commuter 2-wheeler space was a mistake All you should know about BMW'S electric motorcycle 2020 Hyundai Creta spied: What has changed? Hyundai Creta, on the other hand, was accepted as one of India's most popular SUVs, when it clocked a maximum waiting period of 12 weeks which is the highest in its segment. While it is already at-par with most of the other cars in its segment, the Korean automaker is already working on the … [Read more...] about MG Hector vs Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta: How do they compare?
The rupee pared most of its early gains and settled marginally up at 70.83 against the US currency on Thursday amid uncertainty over the delay in the deadline for imposition of higher US tariffs on Chinese goods.A spike in crude oil prices and fears of further rise in retail inflation also capped the rupee gains.At the interbank foreign exchange market, the rupee had opened higher at 70.67 against the US dollar and later touched a high of 70.56 largely on the back of losses in the US dollar following the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates unchanged.Close However, growing concerns over the nearing deadline of December 15 for setting in of higher US tariffs on Chinese goods eroded the rupee gains. related news Edelweiss AMC announces public issue of Bharat Bond ETF; to raise up to Rs 15,000 cr Govt may impose anti-dumping duty on a chemical from five countries L&T arm bags order from RVNL in Uttarakhand The rupee finally settled for the day at 70.83, higher … [Read more...] about Rupee pares early gains to settle marginally up at 70.83 vs US dollar
The Supreme Court collegium's decision of revoking the promotion of two High Court judges to the apex court has generated disquiet amongst the legal fraternity.The collegium on January 10 announced the elevation of Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, and Justice Sanjeev Khanna, a judge of Karnataka High Court.This decision was in contention with the December 12 decision of the collegium, which had recommended that Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court, and Justice Rajendra Menon, Chief Justice of Delhi High Court be elevated to the apex court.Close Let’s delve into the matter and take a look at what is causing the upheaval among the judges of the country’s top court. related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report accepted by govt: Agri minister Believe Congress will take 'good decision' about leadership: Sachin Pilot The … [Read more...] about Explained| Why is Supreme Court collegium in the line of fire?
HMD Global has unveiled a new entry-level smartphone called Nokia C1. The C1 boots on Android 9 Pie Go Edition.Nokia hasn’t revealed the price of the Nokia C1. HMD Global’s Juho Sarvikas tweeted, “Millions of consumers across markets in Africa, Middle East and APAC will upgrade from a feature phone to their first smartphone.” Nokia C1 is targeted towards consumers who have been using a feature phone and are willing to upgrade to an Android smartphone.The smartphone features a traditional design with thick bezels at the top and bottom and comes with entry-level specifications. Nokia C1 features a 5.45-inch FWVGA IPS display. Unlike the trend, Nokia C1 features thick bezels at the top and bottom of the display for housing the front camera and other sensors.Close There is a 5MP f/2.4 camera sensor on the back and a 5MP front camera for selfies. Notably, both the front and rear camera modules have flash. Under the hood, there is an unidentified 1.3GHz quad-core … [Read more...] about HMD Global unveils Nokia C1 with Android Pie Go Edition