India state aims to plant a record 50 million trees in a day

U.S. News

Hundreds of thousands of people in India's most populous state are jostling for space as they attempt to plant 50 million trees over the next 24 hours in hopes of setting a world record.

India floods: 'I'll have nothing if I leave my house'

BBC News

Villagers there say they're forgotten by the local government during every monsoon season, which lasts from July until September, but Indian authorities say they're providing aid to everyone who needs it.

Future of work: These are the top destinations for robotics in India Forbes India


Image: Amit Verma Technology has emerged as a game changer in India. A new study by job site Indeed has found that there was an increase of 186 percent in the number of people looking for work opportunities in the robotics sector in India between May 2015 and May 2018. In the same period, job postings in the sector grew 191 percent. Maharashtra has the most robotics jobs in India followed by Karnataka and Telangana. "Robotics will also have a key role to play in the Make in India initiative towards attracting global manufacturers to invest in the country… India can become a veritable powerhouse of robotics talent," says Sashi Kumar, managing director, Indeed India.

England v India highlights: Brilliant Virat Kohli leads India fightback

BBC News

Watch highlights as Virat Kohli hits a brilliant 149 as England end day two of the first Test with a 22-run lead with nine second-innings wickets left at Edgbaston. READ MORE: Kohli's masterful 149 rescues India against England WATCH MORE: 'What a ripper' - Ashwin bowls Cook

China demands India pulls back troops in border dispute

Al Jazeera

China has demanded that India pull back its troops from a contested region high in the Himalayas, warning New Delhi not "to push your luck" amid a festering border dispute. According to Indian officials, about 300 soldiers from either side face each other about 150 metres apart on the Doklam plateau, an area also claimed by India's ally Bhutan. The stand-off began in June when Chinese troops started building a road onto the plateau towards India's border. Bhutan sought help from India, which sent troops across the border from the northeastern state of Sikkim. On Monday, Colonel Wu Qian, a defence ministry spokesman, said India must not underestimate Beijing's determination to safeguard what it considers sovereign Chinese territory in the Doklam plateau.