Bangladesh Matches India’s Per Capita GDP

In 2011, India’s per capita nominal GDP was nearly double (173%) of the per capita GDP of Bangladesh but now Bangladesh has caught up with India’s per capita nominal GDP. India’s purchasing power parity (PPP) GDP per capita of $6,284 is still above Bangladesh’s $5,139. Economists Shoumitro Chatterjee, Pennsylvania State University and Arvind Subramanian, Ashoka …

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Electric Scooters Could Dominate India’s Mobility Markets

India had 35 million motorized vehicles in 2019 and this is expected to triple by 2035. 12% were cars but a third were two-wheel scooters and another third were motorized rickshaws. The top-selling two-wheel scooter is the Honda Activa with a 7 horsepower motor. This is equal to 5.2 kilowatts. The price is $700-740 (50,000 …

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US-China Splitting Internet, Technology and Business into East and West Blocs 2.0

The US State Department has a broader action on technology from China that is banning apps and is part of a US-China split of the internet, technology and business world into the China side and the US side. The Tik Tok and WeChat executive orders are only a small part. India and China have a …

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China-India Firm Up Border Defences

RUSI provides an analysis of China and India military balance and the border war situation. Royal United Service Institute (RUSI) is the world’s oldest and the UK’s leading defense and security think tank. Its mission is to inform, influence and enhance public debate on a safer and more stable world. RUSI is a research-led institute, …

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How China and India Matchup Militarily if the Border War Escalates

China and India had a border skirmish which resulted in 20 deaths on the India side and maybe 43 on the China side. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has various maps and analysis of the situation. Indian experts have disputed the ASPI analysis. It is a highly mountainous terrain bordering China-Tibet, India and near …

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India Sealing Off Villages Exposed to a COVID-19 Superspreader

A 70-year-old preacher in India died of coronavirus and he may have infected up to 40,000 villagers. The villager have been quarantined. Five other villages have been sealed off. A week after his death, 19 of his relatives have tested positive. At least 550 people came into direct contact with the preacher over the last …

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India Coronavirus Lockdown of 1.38 Billion People

India has locked down the entire country of 1.38 billion people. The slums and shantytowns of India are high-density populations that would be very vulnerable to the disease. There is no way to provide the needed ventilators and medical care for that population. The main advantage is that most of the population is fairly young. …

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