New Delhi’s close relationship with Nepal, bound in history and culture, and the misperception about China’s relations with Nepal before 1950 have contributed to a skewed understanding of Sino-Nepali relations.
While some policymakers argue that encryption must only be weakened to solve specific problems, most experts agree that there is no technological solution that would weaken encryption for specific law enforcement and national security purposes, while managing to maintain preexisting levels of security and confidentiality for general use.
China’s central bank has plans to roll out a digital yuan, which could circumvent the U.S. dollar in important global financial transactions. Here are some ways the digital yuan could pose a challenge to the dollar’s prominence.
With the withdrawal of U.S. forces and the Taliban's rapid rise to power, Afghanistan's future seems deeply uncertain. While the Taliban claims that it wants a peaceful transfer of power and an inclusive government, the circumstances on the ground indicate otherwise.
In July, the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation released for public comment a set of draft rules for unmanned aircraft systems. Called the Drone Rules, 2021, these would replace the existing Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2021, and are likely to give the Indian economy a big boost.
Read this Q&A to understand how and why the draft rules are a step in the right direction for the country's economy.
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