April 25: An elderly Chinese man talks to a child on a street of Daxing district in Beijing, China. China's population is aging rapidly and half the people now live in cities, the government said Thursday, April 28, 2011. The data from a national census carried out late last year will fuel debate about whether China should continue with its "one-child" policy, experts said. (AP2011) NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! China has a problem, a rapidly aging population. It’s a problem that some Asian countries, including Japan, have already faced, and one that is causing persistent struggles as economies continue to stagnate. While it doesn’t seem a problem on the scale of the economic difficulties being faced in the United States right now, it could well have much greater consequences for the world in the longer term. China has created the problem in part, themselves, through its strict one-child policy for families. Its argument has always been … [Read more...] about China’s One-Child Policy Brings the Challenge of an Aging Population
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In India, Parliament is the supreme law-making body. With the exceptions of items reserved unto the people — by the virtue of Fundamental Rights — and items reserved unto the States by the virtue of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution, Parliament can make laws on virtually any subject within India’s territory, and, in exceptional cases, extra-territorially. The Preamble lists the objectives of the Constitution to secure for all citizens justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity. Undeterred by India’s deep-seated inequalities and factionalism before and at the time of Independence, the framers of the Constitution undertook a leap of faith and envisioned a liberal, more egalitarian nation-state in the post-colonial world. Building blocks of the Nehruvian years The first government led by Jawaharlal Nehru inherited a copious body of constitutional, substantive, and procedural laws made between the early 1800s to 1947, and a trained bureaucracy to administer them. In his first … [Read more...] about The spectrum of law-making in independent India
Indian companies are expected to witness a median salary hike of 10 per cent in 2023, mainly influenced by a continuation of the tight labour market and rising inflation concerns, according to a report by global advisory firm WTW. Companies in India are planning an overall jump of 10 per cent for 2022-23 as compared with the actual 9.5 per cent growth last year, said Willis Towers Watson’s Salary Budget Planning report. Over half (58 per cent) of the employers in India have budgeted for higher salary increases for the ongoing financial year compared to last year, while a quarter of them (24.4 per cent) made no change in the budget. The median jump may translate into a 9.8 per cent hike with financial services, banking, technology, media and gaming companies expected to offer the highest increments. Only 5.4 per cent have reduced the budget as compared to 2021-22, and at 10 per cent, salary increases in India continue to be the highest in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. China is … [Read more...] about Indian Companies Expected To Witness Median Salary Hike Of 10% in FY23; Check Details
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart reported better-than-expected second quarter results as more Americans looked to cut costs on groceries at the nation's largest retailer in the face of surging inflation. Those rising prices, however, meant that customers where cutting back on non-necessary purchases. Walmart Inc. earned $5.15 billion, or $1.88 per share, or $1.77 excluding one-time costs and charges. That easily beat the $1.62 per share that Wall Street was looking for, according to FactSet. It also topped last year's profit of $4.27 billion. Sales rose 8.4% to $152.86 billion, topping industry analyst projections. Sales at stores open at least a year rose 6.5% as more shoppers turned to Walmart for groceries. That followed a 3% increase in the first quarter. Online sale rose 12%, following a 1% increase in the previous quarter. “We’re pleased to see more customers choosing Walmart during this inflationary period, and we’re working hard to support them as they prioritize … [Read more...] about Walmart tops Q2 expectations as Americans continue spending
The Romans enslaved people , enforced a rigid patriarchy, and delighted in the spectacle of prisoners being tortured at the Colosseum. Top minds of the ancient Western world—luminaries such as Aristotle, whose works are still taught in undergraduate lectures today—defended slavery as an entirely natural and proper practice. Indeed, from the dawn of the agricultural era to the 19th century, slavery was ubiquitous across the world. It’s hard to understand how our predecessors could have been so horrifically wrong. We have made real progress since then. Though still very far from perfect, society is in many respects considerably more humane and just than it once was. But why should anyone think this journey of moral progress is close to complete? Given humanity’s track record, we almost certainly are, like our forebears, committing grave moral mistakes at this very moment. When future generations look back on us, they might see us like we see the Romans. Contemplating our potential … [Read more...] about What Will Future Generations Think of Us?
The potential geopolitical fault line in the maritime domain in East Asia could be "graver" than what is being witnessed, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday, amid escalating tensions in the Taiwan Strait. In a virtual address at the Moscow Conference on International Security, Singh also strongly pitched for reform of the United Nations (UN), saying the global body may progressively lose its effectiveness without democratisation in its decision-making. The defence minister said the refusal of major powers to change UN institutions in tune with time ignores the emerging geo-political realities and economic and technological progress that has happened since 1945. "Global security in the framework of multilateralism requires abiding by the UN charter and principles of international law, which act as a bulwark against anarchy, instability and higher chances of conflict," Singh said. He observed that the UN can deliver effective solutions only if it gives a voice to the entire … [Read more...] about Rajnath Singh Strongly Pitches for Reform of United Nations at Security Conference in Moscow
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for August 16 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Stetson Bennett could've gone out on top. Instead, the former walk-on will suit up again in the red and black, looking to lead Georgia to a national championship repeat. Bennett's somewhat surprising return at quarterback — this is his sixth college season and he turns 25 in October — was a counter to the massive losses sustained by the Bulldogs, especially on the defensive side. "I think it is the biggest honor in the world to be able to go out there with a ‘G’ on the side of my helmet,'" Bennett said. "So really, it wasn’t that tough of a decision."' Bennett's improbable journey has become the stuff of legend. He walked on at Georgia in 2017 , played one year at an obscure junior college in Mississippi, returned to the Bulldogs mainly … [Read more...] about Georgia’s Stetson Bennett set to return, defending national champion Bulldogs look to repeat
In Tanzania in 1965, a young Imtiaz Yusuf was confused by a headline in a local newspaper: “Pakistan declares jihad on India.” He asked his father if Islam was a threat within Pakistan,. but Hhis father explained that wars are actually a result of corruption, but are given religious colours. That young Imtiaz is now Dr. Yusuf, a religious studies scholar, an alumnus of Pune University and Aligarh Muslim University, who has been teaching in Thailand for 27 years and is currently Director of the Center for Buddhist-Muslim Understanding in the College of Religious Studies at Thailand’s Mahidol University. He was recently at Mumbai University to deliver a talk on Buddhist-Muslim dialogue in contemporary South-East Asia. The similarities between the two religions sometimes get obscured by their ethnic origins. “The time and chronology of the birth and evolution of a religion is not important; what is important is the ideas that emerged and are exchanged,” explains Dr. Yusuf. “Both … [Read more...] about Finding the common spaces between religions
About 45 minutes into Chicago Bears practice Tuesday at Halas Hall, linebacker Roquan Smith walked across Field 3 wearing a navy practice jersey and a white ballcap. Smith was present for the day’s activities, standing with the defense along the sideline while the rest of his team continued the training camp grind. But for the 15th consecutive practice, Smith was a bystander, a stubborn statue unwilling to break his “hold-in” amid stalled contract negotiations. After practice, Bears coach Matt Eberflus acknowledged Smith likely will board the team flight to Seattle for Thursday night’s preseason game against the Seahawks. But as the financial joust drags into its fourth week, it’s difficult to predict how this might end. Or when. The Bears aren’t saying much. Smith remains off limits to reporters. General manager Ryan Poles offered four minutes of irritated thought on Aug. 9, the day Smith used NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport to publish his statement requesting a trade . And … [Read more...] about Column: As Roquan Smith’s contract strife with the Chicago Bears drags on, it’s difficult to see how this might end. Or when.
Republican rebel Liz Cheney lost her seat in Congress Tuesday to an election conspiracy theorist, US media projected, in the latest sign of her party’s break with traditional conservatism to embrace Donald Trump’s hardline “America First” agenda. Once considered Republican royalty, the lawmaker from Wyoming has become a pariah in the party over her membership of the congressional panel investigating the January 6 assault on the US Capitol — and Trump’s role in fanning the flames. Defeat for the 56-year-old elder daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney in the Wyoming Republican primary marks the end of the family’s four-decade political association with one of America’s most conservative states. The Republican nomination to contest November’s midterms instead goes to 59-year-old lawyer Harriet Hageman — Trump’s hand-picked candidate who has amplified his false claims of a “rigged” 2020 election. But there is already speculation that Cheney may challenge Trump for the … [Read more...] about Trump Critic Republican Liz Cheney Loses Congress Seat to Conspiracy Theorist Chosen by Former Prez