Beca to give India access to US geo-spatial data

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) India and the US finally signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (Beca) for Geo-Spatial Cooperation today, taking their relations a notch higher in defence and military relations. The two countries had been holding discussions over the pact for around a decade with India fearing that Beca would allow the US to access classified Indian information.

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From super spreader to Superman: 5 wild moments from Trump’s 2020 (Analysis)

Reading Time: 5 minutes New York, Oct 28 (IANS) October 28, 2020 marks exactly nine months to the day since Trump was told during a top secret briefing that the virus is exploding beyond China. When all this is over, just one question will remain: Why did Trump let it rip the way he did? Three explanations dominate the conversation in America’s neighbourhoods. They range from the almost philosophical (Trump is taking the high ground, we’re all going to die anyway), the evangelical vote (Trump is wooing the ‘When God can heal, why do we need masks’ vote bank ) to the culture wars (You keep your masks, we’ll keep our guns).

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