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Mukesh Ambani.

India’s richest man’s plan to revolutionize its telecom industry with cheap data seems to be working

In the month of July, Reliance Jio added 11.79 million subscribers, 10 times more than all rivals combined.
Oyo founder Ritesh Agarwal.

This SoftBank-funded startup was founded by a 24-year-old to glam up budget hotels, and it’s just launched in the UK

SoftBank-funded Indian startup Oyo has launched in the UK, expanding its network of budget hotel rooms that offer a consistent level of service and decor. The company was founded by 24-year-old Ritesh Agarwal and has received funding from SoftBank, Lightspeed, and Sequoia.

India’s currency nears all-time lows even as government scrambles to prop it up

India's currency neared all-time lows Monday even after the government rolled out various measured aimed at propping up the worst-performing Asian currency of 2018.

Health officials in India warn that Facebook’s blood donation tool risks fueling a black market for blood

India has a serious black market blood problem — and local experts fear Facebook's well-meaning blood donation tool could make the problem worse.

The US just cut a deal with a major ally that will put China’s submarines in their crosshairs

The US and India have been seeking closer ties for years. The latest deal they signed moves their militaries closer together — and will make it easier to hunt down enemy forces.
New citizens stand during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization ceremony at the New York Public Library in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 3, 2018.

The foreign-born population in the US is larger and more educated than ever, according to 2 key reports on the group

The ratio of people living in the US in 2017 who were born in another country reached its highest level since 1910. The largest share of people who immigrated into the US since 2010 were from Asia, followed by those from Latin America.

The reasons why voice tech is trending in China and India may surprise you – and it has nothing to do with market size

Just by saying out loud what they want, a mobile assistant orders them order pizza, types out their messages, plays music and gets directions to wherever they want to go.
Type 001A aircraft carrier in Dalian, China, 2017.

Here’s how China’s new aircraft carrier stacks up to other world powers’ carriers

China may have the biggest army, but it is far behind in other aspects.
Vendors sell vegetables at a wholesale vegetable market in the old quarters of Delhi January 22, 2014.

India keeps its crown as the fastest-growing major economy in the world

India's economy expanded more than 8% between April and June from a year earlier, as a surge in manufacturing activity and spending powered the world's sixth-largest economy to its fastest growth in more than two years.