More than 18,000 people on the Chinese mainland donated organs after death between 2015 and last year, with the number of donors more than doubled every year during the period, according to a report released Saturday. Last year, 6,302 people made deceased donations, compared with 2,766 in 2015, ranking second in the world. The number of donors per million people increased from 2.01 in 2015 to 4.53 last year, according to the report released by the China Organ Transplantation Development Foundation. By the end of last year, the Chinese mainland had 169 certified medical institutions to perform organ transplant surgeries, with South China's Guangdong province ranking at the top on the list, which had 19, followed by Beijing, which had 16. Guangdong also ranked No 1 among all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities on the Chinese mainland in the number of organ donors between 2015 and last year, with 2,400 people from the province having donated organs after death during the four … [Read more...] about Report: Organ donations in China on the rise
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DEHRADUN: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India has no extra-territorial ambitions but asked the armed forces to be alert against Pakistan "which pursues terrorism as a matter of state policy". Addressing the Passing Out Parade of the Indian Military Academy here as the reviewing officer, Singh asked the cadets commissioned into the armed forces Saturday to take the message of service and peace to the world but be prepared to deal with a neighbour like Pakistan. "Despite suffering defeat at the hands of India in several wars, Pakistan continues to pursue terrorism as a matter of state policy. Non-state actors in Pakistan are so strong that those in the political centre stage look no more than mere puppets in their hands," Singh said. "History bears evidence to the fact that India does not have extra-territorial ambitions. It believes in friendly relations with its neighbours. But we have to be ready to deal with a neighbour like Pakistan," he said. Underlining that … [Read more...] about Need to be alert against Pakistan: Rajnath Singh
Conor McGregor produced an incredible one punch knockout 13 seconds into today’s world championship fight against Jose Aldo to claim the featherweight belt. It was the fastest finish in UFC title history — bettering Ronda Rousey’s 14-second finish of Cat Zingano at UFC 184 in February — and the result will reverberate around the world in much the same way as Rousey’s defeat against Holly Holm last month. What made this so remarkable was Aldo’s standing as the UFC’s number one rated pound for pound fighter. He had not been beaten in a decade. But his championship reign came to a savage end as McGregor delivered a left hand right on the button. “Again, nobody can take that left hand shot,” said McGregor, improving his record to 19-2. “He’s powerful and he’s fast. But precision beats strength — and timing beats speed.” Aldo (25-2) actually connected with a punch of his own as he fell to the canvas. But his … [Read more...] about UFC 194: Conor McGregor v Jose Aldo
Next Ajai Shukla in New Delhi If China's White Paper figures are authentic, the Indian Army, with 1.2 million soldiers, is 50 per cent larger than the PLAA.Ajai Shukla reports As the Army's Military Intelligence and Military Operations directorates study the Chinese troop incursion into Indian territory at Daulat Beg Oldi, below the towering Karakoram Pass in Ladakh, military analysts are also scanning a newly-released Chinese document for information that might be of help. Issued on April 16 by the State Council Information Office, the defence White Paper titled 'The Diversified Employment of China's Armed Forces' (hereafter 'China's Armed Forces') provides an unusually clear look into the structures and missions of the People's Liberation Army. The document, 'China's Armed Forces', has surprised Indian analysts by revealing the PLA land forces (long regarded as the largest standing army in the world) are actually just half the size that intelligence … [Read more...] about Indian Army matches China man-for-man on the border!
Don’t go to India! The negotiations take ages, the sales cycles are longer, and the prices are adjustable. That is not a market you should target.” Amit Mizrahi received all these warnings early last year when ICV, the Israeli HR tech startup he works for, decided to foray into the Indian market. The red flags were raised by the company’s angel investors and other Israeli corporate executives in his network. ICV ignored the naysayers and spent the next six months customising its product. How? Mizrahi, who heads business development at ICV, explains: “An average CV in Israel is a page long. It goes up to three pages in the US. In India, we saw some CVs that are 50 pages long! On average, they go up to 12 pages. Most systems cannot handle such vast amounts of data. So we developed machine learning tools that understand various educational degrees, designations and institutions prevalent in India, among other factors, to find out what makes for a suitable … [Read more...] about The Wadi connection: Technology startups from Israel’s Silicon Wadi have found a fertile ground in India