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Macron’s travails continue

Macron’s travails continue

May 30, 2019

Over 300,000 French gathered in the streets on May Day, protesting against President Emmanuel Macron’s economics and politics.

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Indian-American researchers in Goldwater scholarship 2019

Indian-American researchers in Goldwater scholarship 2019

May 29, 2019

More than 40 Indian-American students have been selected as Barry Goldwater Scholars this year.

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WTO: An existential battle

WTO: An existential battle

May 15, 2019

As countries chart their own path, violating global trade rules with impunity, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is more vulnerable than ever. But for the smaller developing nations, WTO is the sole recourse in a lawless world.

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US plans to withdraw from the INF Treaty

US plans to withdraw from the INF Treaty

April 10, 2019

By threatening to pull out of a key arms treaty, the United States has brought Europe back to the brink of a cold war.

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Climate change and global poverty

Climate change and global poverty

March 7, 2019

World leaders continue to pay lip service to climate protection as the poorest, in poor and rich nations, continue to pay the price for inaction.

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Warren Buffett returns to India with a stake in Paytm

Warren Buffett returns to India with a stake in Paytm

August 31, 2018

Berkshire Hathaway has taken a stake in Indian digital payments firm Paytm, marking return to India by the renowned U.S. investment firm run by billionaire Warren Buffett.

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Future challenges of India’s ageing population

Future challenges of India’s ageing population

October 18, 2017

A demographically young country like India is ageing gradually. By 2050, 1 out of every 5 people in India will be over 60. Is India equipped to tackle the challenges such as financial inequality and basic life support of an increasingly ageing population?

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Trump’s Afghanistan-Pakistan policy

Trump’s Afghanistan-Pakistan policy

August 22, 2017

United States’ President Donald Trump finally spelt out his Afghanistan policy and to little surprise he has made a U-turn from his campaign promise to withdraw from the quagmire. His pronunciations have a mixed message for India.

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Rising coal quarrying in India

Rising coal quarrying in India

June 27, 2017

After coal mining witnessed a setback last year, India – which stands amongst the biggest coal users in the world along with China and the United States of America (US), has boosted scooping out the black rock in 2017; in the time when carbon emissions are already pushing clima...

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The Right to Pee

The Right to Pee

April 7, 2017

In an iconic move to end discrimination against the third gender, the Centre has issued guidelines to ensure that the third gender or transgender community is allowed access to public and community toilets of their choice. The circular issued on April 3, entitles the so called ...

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Growth of the Indian film industry slowing down

Growth of the Indian film industry slowing down

March 22, 2017

While the dwindling screen counts and inconsistent content quality in Indian films are held responsible for the trend shift towards digital video consumption, a recent study finds out the disruption in the media industry.

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Digital ad spendings in India grows exponentially

Digital ad spendings in India grows exponentially

March 16, 2017

While digital advertising is witnessing a global explosion, Google, along with Facebook, is predicted to take their duopoly over digital ad revenue in 2017 to an incredible 15.9 pc rise from the last year figures. India is television friendly, but mobile ads are gaining prominenc...

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