India, Australia can work collectively on open, safe Indo-Pacific: Aus PM


After holding talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday stated each the Complete Strategic Companions can work collectively on widespread challenges together with COVID-19 and a safe and affluent Indo-Pacific.


“Nice to speak to my good buddy PM Narendra Modi once more. As Complete Strategic Companions, we are able to work collectively on widespread challenges together with COVID-19, the round economic system, oceans and an open, safe and affluent Indo-Pacific. We additionally mentioned progress of our media platform invoice,” Scott Morrison tweeted.



Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Modi on Thursday stated he had mentioned regional problems with widespread curiosity with Morrison and reiterated their dedication to consolidating New Delhi and Canberra Complete Strategic Partnership.


“Spoke with my good buddy PM Scott Morrison in the present day. Reiterated our dedication to consolidating our Complete Strategic Partnership. Additionally mentioned regional problems with widespread curiosity. Stay up for working collectively for peace, prosperity and safety within the Indo-Pacific,” PM Modi tweeted.


The talks between the 2 leaders forward of earlier than the Quadrilateral Safety Dialogue or Quad is scheduled to carry its third ministerial

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E-learning, do business from home energy up pocket book and laptop computer gross sales: IDC

Demand because of the rising pattern of e-learning and distant working gave a fillip to gross sales of notebooks and laptops in 2020. CY20 ended the most important yr for notebooks with 7.9-million-unit shipments in the course of the yr.


Pocket book shipments grew 6 per cent in 2020, stated the Worldwide Knowledge Company (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Private Computing Machine Tracker.


If one excludes the mega ELCOT deal, notebooks witnessed a powerful 34.3 per cent YoY progress this yr, stated IDC. Had the business not been challenged by the part shortages, pocket book shipments may have been a lot increased in the course of the yr. Opposite to this, desktop shipments noticed a decline of 33.2 per cent in 2020 as firms lowered their spending on mounted computing units and most well-liked cell units to handle their operations remotely. This led to a 6.4 per cent decline for the general PC market in 2020.


The PC market included desktops, notebooks and workstations. IDC said that 2.9 million PCs had been shipped in 4Q20 (Oct-Dec), with notebooks rising 62.1 per cent YoY to contribute greater than three-fourths of complete shipments. The expansion driver continues to be the

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India Joins US, Others In Elevating Stress On Myanmar Generals

Myanmar’s generals got here underneath elevated diplomatic strain Thursday over the coup that deposed Aung San Suu Kyi, as India joined the US and different international locations in calling for a restoration of democracy, and Britain and Canada introduced sanctions towards the junta.

Because the ruling generals pressed on with a drive to stymie nationwide opposition, Myanmar’s large neighbour India known as in a joint assertion together with the US, Japan and Australia — all members of the so-called “Quad” alliance — for strengthening democracy in Asia and reversing the coup.





Factfile on the army coup in Myanmar
 AFP / John SAEKI

India stated that Exterior Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar emphasised “upholding of rule of legislation and the democratic transition” in Myanmar.

The February 1 putsch — which noticed Suu Kyi and President Win Myint detained in daybreak raids underneath the blanket of an web blackout — has drawn worldwide condemnation.



Rubber bullets, tear gas and even slingshots have been used against protesters


Rubber bullets, tear gasoline and even slingshots have been used towards protesters
 AFP / Sai Aung Principal

Washington was the primary to enact concrete motion, asserting focused sanctions final week towards Myanmar’s generals by chopping off their entry to $1 billion in funds in the US.

Former colonial energy

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