BRICS S&T News

Reuters, 22 March 2021
China’s cyber watchdog said on Monday mobile app providers cannot deny users basic access to their services even if they decline to share non-essential personal information, in the government’s latest attempt to curb the sprawling technology sector. Read more...
Reuters, 22 March 2021
ByteDance said on Monday its video games unit Nuverse has agreed to acquire Shanghai-based gaming studio Moonton Technology, as it seeks to further expand into the video games business. Read more...
Reuters, 22 March 2021
Bain Capital has invested $200 million in Chinese tech startup Newlink Group, the private equity firm said on Monday, bringing the company’s total fundraising to $300 million this year. Read more...
Reuters, 20 March 2021
Russia has postponed the launch of its Soyuz-2.1a rocket to Sunday, state news agency RIA quoted Roscosmos space agency Director General Dmitry Rogozin as saying on Saturday. Read more...
The Hindu, 15 March 2021
Heightened scrutiny by Chinese regulators since December has included the announcement of a probe into e-commerce giant Alibaba, penalising Alibaba-backed and Tencent-backed firms for not seeking anti-trust reviews for deals. Read more...
The Hindu, 13 March 2021
Raman thermometry is used on fibre optic cables included with power lines Read more...
Reuters, 16 March 2021
Some of Ant Group’s global investors have valued the Chinese fintech firm at over $200 billion based on its 2020 performance Read more...
Reuters, 16 March 2021
Chinese TikTok-owner ByteDance is making plans to develop semiconductors, according to the company’s job postings and a source familiar with the situation. Read more...
Reuters, 06 March 2021
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Read more...
Reuters, 14 March 2021
Once China establishes a lunar research station, its astronauts will stay on the moon for long periods of time as they conduct scientific studies, state media reported on Sunday, citing the architect of China’s lunar programme. Read more...
Reuters, 15 March 2021
India will propose a law banning cryptocurrencies, fining anyone trading in the country or even holding such digital assets, a senior government official told Reuters in a potential blow to millions of investors piling into the red-hot asset class. Read more...
Reuters, 09 March 2021
The next launch window for a NASA crew to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX rocket has been pushed back by at least another two days, to no earlier than April 22, the space agency said. Read more...
Reuters, 09 March 2021
China has launched a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate for its citizens planning cross-border travels, joining other countries issuing similar documents as they seek ways to reopen their economies. Read more...
The Hindu, 04 March 2021
TikTok owner ByteDance is working on a Clubhouse-like app for China, sources familiar with the matter said, as the global success of the U.S.-based audio chat service inspires a rush of copycats in the country. Read more...
Reuter, 23 February 2021
Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies, which is struggling under U.S. sanctions, saw slight growth in its annual performance, helped by significant levels of confidence from its customers. Read more...
Reuters, 23 February 2021
Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel said on Tuesday it will collaborate with U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm to roll out 5G services in India. Read more...
Reuters, 23 February 2021
Huawei Technologies saw slight revenue and profit growth in 2020, in line with its expectations, its rotating chairman said on Tuesday, even as Washington toughened sanctions against the Chinese telecom equipment maker. Read more...
Reuters, 22 February 2021
The online bank backed by Alibaba’s fintech giant Ant Group has joined China’s digital yuan pilot programme, it said on Monday Read more...
Reuters, 17 February 2021
ByteDance is not in preliminary discussions about listing video app TikTok on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Read more...
Reuters, 17 February 2021
Drone manufacturer EHang Holdings Ltd’s shares plunged on Tuesday after an investment research firm said it had shorted the stock and questioned the accuracy of what the Chinese company has said about its business. Read more...

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