China: News

28 Dec 2022

COVID-19

COVID-19: China returnee mother-daughter duo test positive in Tamil Nadu 

A woman and her daughter (6), who recently returned from China, tested COVID-19 positive at Tamil Nadu's Madhurai airport, PTI reported on Wednesday citing officials.

27 Dec 2022

India

All about Cordyceps, a genus of fungi costlier than gold

Also called caterpillar fungus or Himalayan gold, Cordyceps fungus is a herbal drug that is believed to be more expensive than gold in China.

27 Dec 2022

India

COVID-19: India redoubles fight against coronavirus as cases surge globally

India has been undertaking a series of fresh measures to combat the COVID-19 spread in the country, following a surge in coronavirus infections in several countries, especially China.

27 Dec 2022

COVID-19

COVID-19: Mock drills across India to test preparedness; more updates

Amid a COVID-19 surge in neighboring China, a mock drill is being conducted at hospitals/healthcare centers across all Indian states and union territories on Tuesday to check the operational preparedness for dealing with a potential COVID-19 wave.

26 Dec 2022

Karnataka

COVID-19: Karnataka makes mask mandatory for New Year parties

The Karnataka government made wearing masks within closed venues for the New Year's celebrations mandatory on Monday.

26 Dec 2022

Taiwan

China deploys 71 warplanes, 7 naval ships toward Taiwan: Report

China deployed seven ships and 71 warplanes toward Taiwan in a 24-hour display of power, the latter's defense ministry said on Monday.

26 Dec 2022

Inflation

World economy will face recession in 2023, warns CEBR

Those recession fears we have been harboring for a while might become true. According to the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), the world is walking into a recession in 2023.

26 Dec 2022

COVID-19

China: Hospitals struggle amid COVID-19 surge, refusing to admit patients

Health infrastructure has reportedly been struggling in many provinces of China amid an "explosion" of COVID-19 cases.

26 Dec 2022

COVID-19

COVID-19: China-like BF.7 wave unlikely; PM Modi emphasizes following protocols

Amid the reported spurt of cases in neighboring China, the government has been issuing COVID-19 alerts and urging people to stay cautious.

25 Dec 2022

COVID-19

Agra: China returnee tests COVID-19 positive; virus variant being determined

A 40-year-old man, who recently returned from China, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Hindustan Times reported on Sunday.

25 Dec 2022

India

Willing to resolve border tensions with India, says China

China has expressed a willingness to cooperate with India to improve bilateral ties and stabilize border areas.

25 Dec 2022

India

COVID-19: India logs 227 new cases, one death

India on Sunday reported over 200 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of over 20 cases from the previous day.

25 Dec 2022

Central Government

Amid COVID-19 scare, Centre issues readiness alert for states, UTs

The Centre has issued fresh instructions to states and union territories to undertake mock COVID-19 preparation and response drills at health facilities.

24 Dec 2022

COVID-19

China suppresses health official's rare remarks on COVID-19 numbers: Report

China reportedly censored a senior health official's rare remarks that "half a million people" are being infected with COVID-19 every day in Qingdao city, AFP reported.

24 Dec 2022

COVID-19

Omicron BF.7 subvariant to have little impact on India: Experts

Amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BF.7 in China, Indian scientists urged the Centre to bust the misleading information and communicate better about it.

23 Dec 2022

TikTok

TikTok confirms that parent company ByteDance spied on US journalists

An internal investigation by TikTok's parent ByteDance has revealed that some employees of the company accessed the user data of at least two US journalists and people connected with them.

22 Dec 2022

COVID-19

Gujarat: China-returnee tests COVID-19 positive in Bhavnagar

A man from Gujarat, who recently came back from China, has reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

22 Dec 2022

Narendra Modi

PM chairs high-level COVID-19 meeting, urges wearing masks, increased testing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday to review the COVID-19 situation in India.

22 Dec 2022

Parliament

COVID-19 precautions return to Parliament as speakers, MPs mask up

Amid a global resurgence of COVID-19 cases, especially in neighboring China, the mask mandate was reimposed in Parliament on Thursday.

22 Dec 2022

COVID-19

Chinese singer Jane Zhang purposely contracted COVID-19; here's why

With COVID-19 cases on a rise again in China, bizarre news of a popular Chinese singer purposely getting infected with the deadly virus has come to the fore.

'Very concerned' about COVID-19 situation in China: WHO chief

The World Health Organization's (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday expressed serious concerns over the unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases in China.

22 Dec 2022

COVID-19

#NewsBytesExplainer: What is BF.7, Omicron sub-variant triggering China's COVID-19 spurt

Four cases of Omicron sub-variant BF.7, which is believed to be driving the current spurt of COVID-19 cases in China, were reported in India on Wednesday.

21 Dec 2022

COVID-19

Mask up in crowded places: Centre advises after high-level meeting

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya held a meeting with top officials on Wednesday to review India's COVID-19 situation as cases are seeing a resurgence globally, especially in China.

21 Dec 2022

COVID-19

Increase genome sequencing to track COVID-19 variants: Centre tells states

Amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, and the US, the Union Health Ministry has asked all states and union territories to increase genome sequencing of positive cases to track variants through the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) network.

20 Dec 2022

Parliament

#NewsBytesExplainer: What's Rule 267 that Opposition invoked in Rajya Sabha?

Both houses of the Parliament have been witnessing a stormy winter session over the recent India-China clash at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

20 Dec 2022

COVID-19

COVID-19 may engulf 60% of China's population in 3 months

China is facing a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases, with healthcare and crematorium facilities becoming overwhelmed, according to reports.

19 Dec 2022

Lok Sabha

Shouldn't disrespect jawans: S Jaishankar to Rahul Gandhi in Parliament

Speaking in Lok Sabha during the winter session of the Parliament on Monday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar hit back at Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, saying criticism isn't an issue, but jawans shouldn't be disrespected.

19 Dec 2022

COVID-19

Chinese residents hesitant of COVID-19 vaccine as cases rise: Reports

The number of COVID-19 cases is rising in China while a section of citizens, especially the elderly, is demonstrating vaccine hesitancy, reported Reuters.

19 Dec 2022

Arunachal Pradesh

LAC clash: Parliament likely to witness uproar this week too

The Opposition is set to bring up the issue of the border clash between Indian and Chinese forces in Arunachal Pradesh again in the Parliament this week.

17 Dec 2022

COVID-19

China may witness over 1 million COVID-19 deaths in 2023

As per the latest estimate from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in the United States (US), the sudden lifting of China's strict COVID-19 restrictions could cause a spike in cases.

16 Dec 2022

S Jaishankar

Try to be good neighbor: Jaishankar tells Pakistan at UNSC

Chiding Pakistan at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday termed it an epicenter of terrorism that needs to clean up its act and be a good neighbor.

16 Dec 2022

Defence Ministry

India successfully conducts night trial of nuclear-capable Agni-V ballistic missile

India successfully conducted the night trial of the nuclear-capable Agni-V ballistic missile on Thursday which can strike targets as far as 5,400 km with a very high degree of accuracy.

16 Dec 2022

Space News

China's attempt to launch the world's first methane-fueled rocket fails

China has been unsuccessful in the launch of Zhuque-2, the world's first methane-fueled rocket.

15 Dec 2022

COVID-19

China administers over 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses a day

China raced to vaccinate its most vulnerable citizens on Thursday, expecting another spike in COVID-19 infections as many analysts predicted an increase in the death toll after the recent ease of strict restrictions that kept the novel virus' outspread at bay for almost three years.

Delhi AIIMS cyberattack originated in China, servers retrieved: Sources

The attack on the servers of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) originated in China, reported ANI, quoting senior officials of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

14 Dec 2022

Moon

Hydrogen-rich regolith samples suggest the presence of water on Moon

The Chinese Academy of Sciences recently studied 17 lunar regolith (loose fragments of rock and glass) samples brought back to Earth by the Chang'e-5 lander.

Here's how US reacted to India-China border clash in Arunachal

The United States (US) is closely following the situation between India and China after troops from both sides were involved in a clash on December 9 in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang sector.

13 Dec 2022

India-China

Rajiv Gandhi Foundation received funds from China, alleges Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday the Congress for demanding a discussion in Parliament on the recent India-China border clash in Arunachal Pradesh.

LAC situation 'stable,' says China days after face-off with India

China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said the situation was "stable" on its border with India days after a clash between the militaries of both countries near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh.

LAC clash: Opposition corners Centre, to raise issue in Parliament

After questioning the Centre's "silence"—prompted by the clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh last week—the Opposition is set to raise the issue in Parliament on Tuesday, which could see a heated sitting.

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