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Xi has the “Mandate of Heaven” in the “Middle Kingdom”

Nihar writes, with the scrapping of two-term limit on presidency, as made public by CPC central committee on 25 Feb 2018[1], it’s quite apparent that, Xi is going to continue at the helm at least till 2027. It seems that Xi has assumed the “Mandate of Heaven (tianming)”- the responsibility to maintain order and harmony in the world.


China’s Protest of Indian PM’s Arunachal Visit Exposes Its Hypocrisy of “Peaceful Rise” Theory

Nihar writes, recent protest by China regarding PM Modi’s visit to Arunachal, and the border violation attempts may seem to be normal and routine. However the tone and tenor of recent protests, combined with the increased frequency of transgressions (according to official statistics, there were 415 border violations in 2017 with 216 of them leading to face-offs between the troops) tells a different story and arguably reveals that, these are deliberate and well thought out strategy being adopted by Beijing as part of their three warfare strategy.


NITI Aayog Initiates the Blockchain Effort

Subhashish writes, India Chain will be the country’s largest blockchain network. It will be linked to another existing platform called IndiaStack. IndiaStack is a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that allow government organisations, businesses, startups and developers to develop applications for presence-less (by using Aadhar), paper-less (Aadhar eKYC, E-sign and digital locker), cash-less (single interface to bank accounts and wallets such as UPI) and consent (to enable people to securely provide consent for the data flow between data providers) service delivery


National Initiatives on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Subhashish writes, the Government of India has started addressing the need to harness the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is a welcome move considering the development made by China in this field. On 20 July 2017, China’s State Council released “A Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan” that dwells on the national blueprint for development of AI capabilities with broad goals till 2030 by when it intends to “lead the world”.