Daily Archives: 6 avril 2019

Indian economy

17 APRIL 2019

Five million lost jobs in India between 2016 and 2018: Report

At least five million Indians lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018, and young urban men are being hit hardest, a Bengaluru-based private university said in a report on Tuesday (April 16)
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/five-million-lost-jobs-in-india-between-2016-and-2018-report

6 APRIL 2019

Indian GDP to exceed more than seven percent over next 2 years

In its Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019, ADB projects gross domestic product (GDP) growth in India to rise to 7.2% in fiscal year 2019 and reach 7.3% in 2020, reversing two years of declining growth as reforms to improve the business and investment climate take effect
https://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/260282662/indian-gdp-to-exceed-more-than-seven-percent-over-next-2-years

5 MARCH 2019

It’s official: India is Trump’s next target in the trade wars

After months of simmering trade tensions between the United States and India, President Trump is following through on his threat to punish India for being what he called “a very high-tariff nation.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/its-official-india-is-trumps-next-target-in-the-trade-wars/2019/03/05/39000298-3f34-11e9-a44b-42f4df262a4c_story.html?utm_term=.908e68c28728
https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/donald-trump-s-trade-spat-with-india-why-it-s-bad-optics-and-bad-strategy-119030500648_1.html
https://theprint.in/talk-point/is-indias-protectionism-reason-enough-for-donald-trumps-gsp-move-or-is-us-being-a-bully/201531/

21 FEBRUARY 2019

Indian PM Narendra Modi on two-day South korea visit

Seoul: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here Thursday on a two-day visit to strengthen India’s strategic ties with South Korea and seek to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse areas, including trade and investment
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=232016
https://www.oneindia.com/india/moon-meets-modi-indias-act-east-and-south-koreas-new-southern-policies-back-each-other-2854887.html
https://www.indiawrites.org/diplomacy/it-is-our-earnest-desire-to-work-with-republic-of-korea-more-closely-to-realize-the-dream-of-our-citizens-modi/

29 NOVEMBER 2018

India successfully launches 31 satellites in space – including ‘Chhota Bheem’

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launched 31 satellites, including its first hyperspectral imaging satellite (HysIS), this morning from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh
https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/india/india-successfully-launches-31-satellites-in-space–including-chhota-bheem-1.60645726
https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/isros-pslv-lifts-off-with-hysis-and-30-foreign-satellites/article25621027.ece

28 AUGUST 2018

Goods and Services Tax – how PM Modi transformed India’s economy

Last year, India introduced one of the biggest tax reforms in the country. Although experts say that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has the potential to uplift the economy, its execution is still a work in progress
https://www.dw.com/en/goods-and-services-tax-how-pm-modi-transformed-indias-economy/a-45256163

23 APRIL 2018

Indian economy and the ‘but what about?’ question

 “But what about?” is the favorite phrase for anyone in India who does not want to believe that there are severe structural problems with the Indian economy
http://www.atimes.com/indian-economy-question/

5 FEBRUARY 2018

The Distance Between Davos & Delhi

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of India presented the country’s Union Budget for Fiscal 2018–2019 to Parliament on February 1, 2018. This is the last full budget of the Narendra Modi government ahead of the spring 2019 parliamentary election
https://www.cogitasia.com/the-distance-between-davos-delhi/

25 JANUARY 2018

Modi and ASEAN leaders vow to push forward economic partnership

India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders vowed Thursday to push forward the regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP)
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/26/c_136924999.htm
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/pm-lee-calls-for-greater-economic-integration-asean-india-9896476
http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/india-shares-asean-vision-for-rule-based-societies-values-of-peace-modi-118012501757_1.html

 

10 JANUARY 2018

India Eases Rules to Lure Foreign Investors

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi eased restrictions on foreign direct investment across several sectors, including allowing overseas airlines to invest in state carrier Air India Ltd., in a bid to revive growth in Asia’s third largest economy
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-10/modi-eases-rules-to-lure-foreign-investors-as-india-growth-slows

7 JANUARY 2017

The Indian diaspora a platform for stronger ties with ASEAN: Sushma Swaraj

India’s dialogue partnership with ASEAN has evolved into a strategic partnership and the Indian diaspora provides a platform for stronger ties with the grouping, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday
https://www.thestatesman.com/india/indian-diaspora-a-platform-for-stronger-ties-with-asean-swaraj-1502559275.html

26 DECEMBER 2017

India to overtake UK, France to become fifth-largest economy in 2018

Moving past the global economic powerhouses like the UK, Germany and France, the Indian economy would become the world’s fifth largest by 2018 – a major jump from its 10th rank currently, a report has said
https://www.oneindia.com/international/india-to-overtake-uk-france-to-become-fifth-largest-economy-2018-report-2609283.html
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/v0N1vMSOdiUsZBwlimoICJ/Indian-economy-to-leapfrog-UK-and-France-in-2018-Cebr.html

5 DECEMBER 2017

Can India challenge China with new Iranian Chabahar Port?

A new India-sponsored port in southeastern Iran has the potential to flood Central Asia and Afghanistan with Indian goods. Pakistan is watching with concern and China may have a new economic rival in the region
http://www.dw.com/en/can-india-challenge-china-with-new-iranian-chabahar-port/a-41659083

27 SEPTEMBER 2017

8 things you need to know about India’s economy

India’s economic success in recent years has helped to ensure that South Asia is the fastest-growing region in the world – but it faces significant challenges alongside its opportunities for further growth
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/09/eight-key-facts-about-indias-economy-in-2017

18 SEPTEMBER 2017

India is likely to overtake Japan and Germany to become the third largest economy

 British brokerage HSBC has released a new report that has claimed that in the next ten years, India is likely to overtake Japan and Germany to become the third largest economy in the world
http://www.singaporenews.net/news/254745635/india-to-overtake-japan-germany-as-third-largest-economy#

14 SEPTEMBER 2017

Abe, Modi launch India’s first bullet train project

India on Thursday inched closer to its dream of getting a bullet train when Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone for the country’s first high-speed rail link based on Japan’s famed shinkansen technologygy
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/PM-Modi-and-Japan-s-Abe-launch-Indian-shinkansen-project?page=1
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-narendra-modi-and-shinzo-abe-launch-bullet-train-project-10-important-statements-made-by-pm-2545514

23 JULY 2017

25 years of ASEAN–India integration

2017 marks 25 years of ASEAN–India partnership. In 1992, India joined ASEAN as a sectoral partner, at a time when India was a relatively inward-looking economy. Today there are 30 dialogue mechanisms between India and ASEAN, including a summit and seven ministerial meetings in a wide range of sectors
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/07/23/25-years-of-asean-india-integration/

1st JULY 2017

Indian PM Narendra Modi launches sweeping tax reform

India has introduced its biggest tax reform since gaining independence from Britain 70 years ago. The nationwide tax is expected to streamline business, but critics argue the country isn’t ready for the massive overhaul
http://www.dw.com/en/indian-pm-narendra-modi-launches-sweeping-tax-reform/a-39501750
http://www.euronews.com/2017/07/01/india-divided-over-gst-sweeping-sales-tax-reform

23 JUNE 2017

India fires 31 satellites-carrying rocket into space

India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday, several of them for European countries looking for high resolution earth images, underlining its strength as a low-cost provider of services in space
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/06/23/526242/India-Satellite-Rocket-Europe
http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/isro-launches-eye-in-the-sky-cartosat-2-satellite-why-it-matters-117062300108_1.html
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/photo-gallery-in-pics-isro-s-pslv-c38-succesfully-launches-cartosat-2-series-30-nano-satellites-2481660

5 JUNE 2017

India launches ‘monster’ rocket

India joined an elite club of nations launching a heavy satelitte, a club that includes only the USA, Russia, Europe, China and Japan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40158889
http://www.dnaindia.com/technology/report-isro-launches-india-s-heaviest-rocket-gslv-mark-iii-why-it-s-a-big-deal-2462265
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/isros-most-powerful-rocket-gslv-mk-iii-places-gsat-19-communication-satellite-in-orbit/articleshow/59001591.cms

30 MAY 2017

Indian PM Modi tells Merkel India and Germany ‘made for one another’

At a press conference, the leaders of Germany and India have said that the countries’ relationship is of « international significance. » But ongoing talks are emphasizing how best to beef up business ties
http://www.dw.com/en/indian-pm-modi-tells-merkel-india-and-germany-made-for-one-another/a-39043653
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/modi-merkel-nudge-fta-sign-a-dozen-agreements/article18661524.ece?homepage=true

17 MAY 2017

Indian cabinet approves plans to build 10 nuclear reactors

India’s cabinet approved plans on Wednesday (May 17) to build 10 nuclear reactors with a combined capacity of 7,000 megawatts (MW), more than the country’s entire current capacity, to try fast-track its domestic nuclear power programme
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/indian-cabinet-approves-plans-to-build-10-nuclear-reactors
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cabinet-clears-proposal-to-build-10-atomic-reactors/article18473481.ece?homepage=true

5 MAY 2017

India Launches South Asia ‘Diplomacy’ Satellite for Communication Services

India launched a ‘South Asia’ satellite on Friday to provide communication services to neighboring countries in a new initiative hailed by leaders of seven South Asian countries as a boost to regional cooperation
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/253079660/india-launches-south-asia-diplomacy-satellite-for-communication-services
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-05/05/content_15608938.html
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-south-asia-satelite-successfully-launched-pm-modi-congratulates-isro-says-south-asia-leaders-will-celebrate-together-2428591

10 APRIL 2017

Australia says ready to supply uranium to India

Australia said Monday that it was ready to export uranium to India, nearly three years after the two countries signed an export deal for peaceful power generation
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-04/10/content_15598485.html
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170411_02/
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-10/new-trade-deal-with-india-could-be-years-away-turnbull/8432130?section=world

7 MARCH 2017

India’s Asian integration strategy

The Indian economy is experiencing rapid growth of between 7 and 8 per cent a year. To sustain that growth rate and for India to achieve its development potential, it must open up its economy and have a strong export sector. It may not be easy, but given the global trade slowdown and the paralysis of multilateral trade negotiations, India’s best bet is to seize those opportunities for integration closest to home
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/03/07/indias-asian-integration-strategy/

15 FEBRUARY 2017

India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space programme
http://www.atimes.com/article/india-puts-record-104-satellites-orbit/
http://www.dw.com/en/india-breaks-world-record-with-simultaneous-launch-of-104-satellites/a-37555439

22 DECEMBER 2016

Outshining a former colonial master: India’s economy to surpass Britain’s

India will soon overtake Britain to become world’s fifth largest economy, a « Forbes » magazine report has said. Economist Rajiv Biswas talks to DW about the impending milestone and the overall state of India’s economy
http://www.dw.com/en/outshining-a-former-colonial-master-indias-economy-to-surpass-britains/a-36863072

13 NOVEMBER 2016

Modi’s key aide blames poor planning for India’s currency crisis

A member of parliament and one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s top aides has blamed poor planning and execution by the government for the banknote crisis that has engulfed India, with tens of thousands of people queueing up outside banks and empty ATMs following New Delhi’s decision to replace large-denomination notes with new ones
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2045567/modis-key-aide-blames-poor-planning-indias-currency-crisis

11 NOVEMBER 2016

India, Japan sign ‘historic’ civil nuclear agreement

Japan and India signed a civilian nuclear cooperation pact on Friday, paving the way for Japan to export nuclear power equipment and technology to the fast-growing South Asian country in a deal with a non-member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-japan-shreds-its-reservation-signs-landmark-civil-nuclear-deal-with-india-2272481
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161111_36/
http://www.dw.com/en/india-and-japan-sign-nuclear-deal-a-risky-business/a-36341141

8 OCTOBER 2016

India takes the lead in BRICS

In recent years, India has been the brightest spot in the grouping and is currently one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Chairing the BRICS summit provides India with a good opportunity to drive its own agenda of increasing investment in its priority projects, especially in the infrastructure sector, and discussing trade barriers
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/10/08/indias-takes-the-lead-of-brics/

2 OCTOBER 2016

India ratifies historic Paris climate change pact, but can it reduce CO2 emissions ?

India, the world’s third biggest carbon emitter, ratified the Paris agreement on climate change on Sunday (Oct 2) on the birthday of the country’s famously ascetic independence leader Mahatma Gandhi
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-ratifies-historic-paris-climate-change-pact/3174590.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2024481/india-ratifies-historic-paris-climate-change-pact
http://www.dw.com/en/india-to-ratify-climate-pact-but-can-it-reduce-co2-emissions/a-35932988

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

India eyes strategic energy assets overseas

Seeking to enhance its strategic presence and secure energy sources, India is making major investments in the hydrocarbon sector abroad, with the latest being its acquisition of a substantial stake in a key Russian oil field
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Trends/India-eyes-strategic-energy-assets-overseas

31 AUGUST 2016

Growth in India fails to meet expectations

India’s economic growth rate was up in the April-June quarter, but failed to meet expectations of the private sector. The Indian government announced on Wednesday that gross domestic product for the quarter expanded 7.1 percent from the figure for the same period of last year
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160901_02/

23 JUIN 2016

Demystifying Indian growth

According to current IMF projections, India is now the fastest growing major economy in the world. In 2016, it is expected to grow over a full percentage point faster than China. This is a remarkable turnaround by any standard and especially impressive against the backdrop of a stagnant global economy
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/06/23/demystifying-indian-growth/

21 JUNE 2016

India unveils sweeping investment reforms

India has announced a broad relaxation of foreign direct investment (FDI) rules in a number of key sectors, including aviation and defense. The move is part of an effort to open up the country’s economy
http://www.dw.com/en/india-unveils-sweeping-investment-reforms/a-19343616

2 MAY 2016

Thomas Piketty: ‘Indian inequality still hidden’

French economist Thomas Piketty says there is still a « huge » gap in data about income tax in India
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36186116

26 MARCH 2016

India must waste no time Acting East

India is undoubtedly looking global. As it transitions to a leading regional power alongside China, it should make better use of its growing ties in the Asia Pacific to strengthen economic linkages. As the Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh said recently, India not only has to act east, it must also act fast.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/03/26/india-must-waste-no-time-acting-east/

14 FEBRUARY 2016

Modi’s magic: Is India’s economic miracle a mirage?

Narendra Modi, who will celebrate his second anniversary as prime minister in May, has been responsible for much of the recent buzz around India’s economy. He has spent huge amounts of political capital trying to push common sense economic reforms through parliament
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/14/news/economy/india-modi-investment-manufacturing/index.html

8 FEBRUARY 2016

Will India’s economy live up to expectations?

Unlike other emerging economies, strong investor sentiment and the meltdown in crude oil prices bolstered India’s growth in the last financial year. Though the projected growth rate for 2016 shows a slight decline of 0.1 per cent, the World Bank predicts that India will grow by a robust 7.8 per cent this year and by 7.9 per cent in the next two years. This means India is shaping up to outpace China in the next three years.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/02/06/will-indias-economy-live-up-to-expectations/#more-49442

India outpaces China in 2015 economic growth

India’s economy grew at an average rate of 7.5% in 2015, faster than the 6.9% growth in China, official figures show.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35519671

4 FEBRUARY 2016

India ratifies pact on nuclear compensation

Five years after signing the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), India ratified the convention on Thursday, the IAEA’s Office of Public Information and Communication reported from Vienna.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-ratifies-pact-on-nuclear-compensation/article8194893.ece?w=alauto
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-ratifies-nuclear-li/2489682.html

26 JANUARY 2016

Here are 19 deals signed between India-France during President Francois Hollande’s visit

France has announced an investment of $10 billion (Rs 67,540 crore) in India over the next five years, which will largely cater to the industrial sector in the country. Here are all of the deals that came out of the French President’s visit to India.
http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-here-are-19-republic-day-deals-between-india-france-2170403

3 JANUARY 2016

 India will continue attracting foreign funds over the long term: Experts

Hopes of more reforms, coupled with lower commodity prices and rising consumer confidence, are expected to aid key Indian indices in 2016 to pare their losses in the year gone by
http://www.beijingbulletin.com/index.php/sid/239919423

12 DECEMBER 2015

India, Japan sign agreements on nuclear energy, bullet train

India on Saturday signed landmark agreements on civil nuclear energy and bullet train technology with Japan, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi described visit of his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe « truly historic »
http://www.sify.com/news/india-japan-sign-agreements-on-nuclear-energy-bullet-train-news-national-pmmpElbjdfjid.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20151212_15.html

1 NOVEMBER 2015

India’s rising power in Africa

In an attempt to boost trade and investment opportunities abroad, India has welcomed heads of state, policymakers, and businessmen from every country in Africa, marking the largest ever India-Africa summit
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2015/10/india-rising-power-africa-151031083435780.html

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 6 April in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 6 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “conflicts and strategy on (date + month) in Asian history”

Updated on April 6, 2019

1945: 355 Suicide Japanese planes (Kamikazes) attack the allied fleet on Okinawa et continue during all the battle

1945: The Battle of Slater’s Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end with an Australian Victory
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Battle_of_Slater%27s_Knoll
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Slater’s_Knoll

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta8Cp6BM9CM

1964: In Bhutan, Jigme Palden Dorji, Prime Minister since 1952 is assassinated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Palden_Dorji

Jigme Palden Dorji

1967: In South Vietnam, 1,500 Viet Cong attack Quangtri and freed 200 prisoners

1971: The Chinese Table Tennis Association issued an invitation to the U.S. table tennis team

1972: During the Vietnam War’s Easter Offensive, American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-forces-respond-to-north-vietnamese-offensive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Offensive

1973: Indies troops occupy Sikkim
http://www.ravikiran.com/blog/classic/200406/on-india-invading-another-country/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Sikkim

1992: Jiang Zemin pays a goodwill visit to Japan
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/07/world/china-party-chief-visits-japan-amid-tensions-in-relations.html

1992-04-06 Jiang au Japon

1998: Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India

2005: For the first time since 1948, a bus line links the two parts of Kashmir
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4401675.stm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35839-2005Apr7.html

2010: In India, Maoist rebels kill up to 75 paramilitary police officers in an attack in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/04/20104613259936274.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8604256.stm

On 6 April in South Asian history

1919-04-06 Gandhi strike

ON 6 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in South Asian history”

Updated on April 6, 2019

1886: Birth of Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (1911-1948) who died on November 19, 1967
http://princemaak.hubpages.com/hub/A_Great_Personality_of_his_time
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/459487/Sir-Osman-Ali-Khan-The-billionaire-royal-behind-Princess-Kate-s-necklace

1919: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a general strike against the Rowlatt Act
http://www.indianetzone.com/14/the_rowlatt_act_1919.htm
http://www.mkgandhi-sarvodaya.org/storyofg/chap17.htm

1919-04-06 Gandhi strike

1930: In India, tens of thousands of people reach the sea following Gandhi’s call to refuse to pay taxes, particularly the tax on salt. Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, « With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Satyagraha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVEXCkZp1PQ

1931: Birth of Suchitra Sen, Indian actress who died on January 17, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchitra_Sen

http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/6-april-1931-suchitra-sen-bengali-film-star-was-born

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eulvOE9ETLI

1964: In Bhutan, Jigme Palden Dorji, Prime Minister since 1952 is assassinated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Palden_Dorji

Jigme Palden Dorji

1971: Birth of Sanjay Suri, Indian actor and Producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Suri
http://www.sanjaysuri.com/

1973: Indies troops occupy Sikkim
http://www.ravikiran.com/blog/classic/200406/on-india-invading-another-country/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Sikkim

1979: Student protests break out in Nepal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_Nepalese_student_protests

1998: Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India

2001: In Pakistan, the Supreme Court quashes the Benazir corruption sentence and orders a new trial

2004: Mahinda Rajapakse of SLFP becomes the 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka up to November 2005
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-RajapkseM.html

2005: For the first time since 1948, a bus line links the two parts of Kashmir
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4401675.stm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35839-2005Apr7.html

2010: In India, Maoist rebels kill up to 75 paramilitary police officers in an attack in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/04/20104613259936274.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8604256.stm

2013: One person is killed as hundreds of thousands of people continued protests in Bangladesh to demand that the government introduce an anti-blasphemy law that would include the death penalty for bloggers who insult Islam
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/04/20134661058364976.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/thousands-in-bangladesh-rally-for-antiblasphemy-laws/1636029.html

On 6 April in Japan’s history

ON 6 APRIL IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in Japan’s history”

Updated on April 6, 2019

1945: 355 Suicide Japanese planes (Kamikazes) attack the allied fleet on Okinawa et continue during all the battle

1945: The Battle of Slater’s Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end with an Australian victory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Slater’s_Knoll
http://www.ww2australia.gov.au/lastbattles/shadows.html

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta8Cp6BM9CM

1973: Birth of Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rie_Miyazawa

1977: Death of Kōichi Kido, Japanese politician, 13th Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan, born on July 18, 1889

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dichi_Kido

1992: Jiang Zemin pays a goodwill visit to Japan
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/07/world/china-party-chief-visits-japan-amid-tensions-in-relations.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3518.html

1992-04-06 Jiang au Japon

 2018: Legendary Japanese animator Isao Takahata dies at age 82
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2140533/legendary-japanese-animator-isao-takahata-dies-age-82
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180406/p2g/00m/0et/044000c
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43664515

On 6 April in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 6 APRIL IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND INCLUDING TAIWAN

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in Chinese history”

Updated on April 6, 2019

317: Sima Rui establishes the Eastern Jin Dynasty
http://totallyhistory.com/jin-dynasty-265-420/

Sima Rui

1836: Birth of Guwalgiya Ronglu, Chinese general and stateman, who died on April 11, 2003
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronglu

1970: Death of Tang Shengzhi (Tang Sheng-chih), Chinese warlord, then, a general of Chiang Kai-shek
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_Shengzhi

1971: The Chinese Table Tennis Association issued an invitation to the U.S. table tennis team

1975: PM Yen Chia-kan is sworn in as new president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), to replace Chiang Kai-shek
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yen_Chia-kan

Yen Chia-Kan

1992: Jiang Zemin pays a goodwill visit to Japan
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/07/world/china-party-chief-visits-japan-amid-tensions-in-relations.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3518.html

1992-04-06 Jiang au Japon

2012: Fang Lizhi, a famed physicist and Chinese democracy activist, dies in the United States, where he fled in exile more than 20 years ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/world/asia/fang-lizhi-chinese-physicist-and-dissident-dies-at-76.html?_r=0
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/apr/08/fang-lizhi

http://www.economist.com/node/21552551

On 6 April in Asian history

Rama 1

ON 6 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 6, 2019

317: Sima Rui establishes the Eastern Jin Dynasty
http://totallyhistory.com/jin-dynasty-265-420/

Sima Rui

1782: In Thailand, Rama 1 (Chao Phraya Chakri) Succeeds King Taksin who is overthrown in a coup d’état and killed, up to September 1809
http://tudtu.tripod.com/rama1.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Rama_I
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3149.html

Rama 1

1836: Birth of Guwalgiya Ronglu, Chinese general and stateman, who died on April 11, 2003
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronglu

1886: Birth of Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (1911-1948) who died on November 19, 1967
http://princemaak.hubpages.com/hub/A_Great_Personality_of_his_time
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/459487/Sir-Osman-Ali-Khan-The-billionaire-royal-behind-Princess-Kate-s-necklace

1919: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a general strike against the Rowlatt Act
http://www.indianetzone.com/14/the_rowlatt_act_1919.htm
http://www.mkgandhi-sarvodaya.org/storyofg/chap17.htm

1919-04-06 Gandhi strike

1923: The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Institution

1930: In India, tens of thousands of people reach the sea following Gandhi’s call to refuse to pay taxes, particularly the tax on salt. Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, « With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Satyagraha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVEXCkZp1PQ

1931: Birth of Suchitra Sen, Indian actress who died on January 17, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchitra_Sen
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/6-april-1931-suchitra-sen-bengali-film-star-was-born

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eulvOE9ETLI

1945: 355 Suicide Japanese planes (Kamikazes) attack the allied fleet on Okinawa et continue during all the battle

1945: The Battle of Slater’s Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end with an Australian Victory

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Battle_of_Slater%27s_Knoll
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Slater’s_Knoll

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta8Cp6BM9CM

1946: In Thailand, foundation of the Democrat Party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democrat_Party_(Thailand)

1955: David Marshall becomes the first chief minister of Singapore, up to June 7, 1956
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/e4354a49-ada7-4710-a691-c696314bfd07
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Saul_Marshall

1964: In Bhutan, Jigme Palden Dorji, Prime Minister since 1952 is assassinated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Palden_Dorji

Jigme Palden Dorji

1966: Birth of Young Man Kang, South Korean film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Man_Kang
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0437654/

1967: In South Vietnam, 1,500 Viet Cong attacked Quangtri and freed 200 prisoners

1970: Death of Tang Shengzhi (Tang Sheng-chih), Chinese warlord, then, a general of Chiang Kai-shek
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_Shengzhi

1971: The Chinese Table Tennis Association issued an invitation to the U.S. table tennis team

1971: Birth of Sanjay Suri, Indian actor and Producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Suri
http://www.sanjaysuri.com/

1972: During the Vietnam War’s Easter Offensive, American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-forces-respond-to-north-vietnamese-offensive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Offensive

1973: Indies troops occupy Sikkim
http://www.ravikiran.com/blog/classic/200406/on-india-invading-another-country/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Sikkim

1973: Birth of Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rie_Miyazawa

1975: PM Yen Chia-kan is sworn in as new president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), to replace Chiang Kai-shek
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yen_Chia-kan

Yen Chia-Kan

1977: Death of Kōichi Kido, Japanese politician, 13th Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan, born on July 18, 1889
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dichi_Kido

1979: Student protests break out in Nepal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_Nepalese_student_protests

1983: Birth of Jade Seah, Singaporean model and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade_Seah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHy_4mOAbIU

1992: Jiang Zemin pays a goodwill visit to Japan
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/07/world/china-party-chief-visits-japan-amid-tensions-in-relations.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3518.html

1992-04-06 Jiang au Japon

1998: Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India

2001: In Pakistan, the Supreme Court quashes the Benazir corruption sentence and orders a new trial

2004: Mahinda Rajapakse of SLFP becomes the 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka up to November 2005
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-RajapkseM.html

2005: For the first time since 1948, a bus line links the two parts of Kashmir
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4401675.stm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35839-2005Apr7.html

2010: In India, Maoist rebels kill up to 75 paramilitary police officers in an attack in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/04/20104613259936274.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8604256.stm

2012: In China, more than 2,000 people arrested on Qingming Day. They were going to the national cemetery to pay tribute to prominent Chinese leaders, followed by a visit to Tiananmen Square to lay flowers. Instead, they ended up in the black jail at Jiujingzhuang. Activist Mao Hengfeng is arrested
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/More-than-2,000-people-arrested-on-Qingming-Day-24442.html

2012: Fang Lizhi, a famed Chinese democracy activist, dies in the United States, where he fled in exile more than 20 years ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/world/asia/fang-lizhi-chinese-physicist-and-dissident-dies-at-76.html?_r=0
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/apr/08/fang-lizhi

http://www.economist.com/node/21552551

2013: One person has been killed as hundreds of thousands of people continued protests in Bangladesh to demand that the government introduce an anti-blasphemy law that would include the death penalty for bloggers who insult Islam
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/04/20134661058364976.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/thousands-in-bangladesh-rally-for-antiblasphemy-laws/1636029.html

2016: Vietnam’s prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung steps down after 10 years in office, leaving behind a mixed legacy of promoting failed state enterprises, but at the same time attracting foreign investment and daring to challenge China
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/vietnam-assembly-dismisses-prime-minister-160406133834975.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-04/06/content_15411576.html

2017: Thailand’s king signs a new military-backed constitution that strengthens the army’s hand in government
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2085435/thai-king-signs-new-constitution-giving-more-powers-junta
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2017/04/06/first-look-major-changes-new-thai-constitution/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/06/thailand-king-signs-constitution-path-polls-election
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30311501

2018: Former S. Korean president Park Geun-hye sentenced to 24 years for corruption
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/former-south-korean-president-park-jailed-24-years-for-10109782
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=215980
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/06/korean-rasputin-68m-horse-park-geun-hye-fell-grace/

2018: Legendary Japanese animator Isao Takahata dies at age 82
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2140533/legendary-japanese-animator-isao-takahata-dies-age-82
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180406/p2g/00m/0et/044000c
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43664515


Holidays and observances

Thailand: Chakri Day, commemorating the reign of the Chakri Dynasty