Analyses & Assessments

US rate hike Analyses & Assessments

US rate hike

On 15th March 2017, the Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates for the first time in 2017. Many markets such as currency market, the gold market and stock indexes have started showing speculative moves ahead of the Fed rate decision. Almost all of them factoring in a possible rate hike.

Turkey-Netherlands row Analyses & Assessments

Turkey-Netherlands row

Turkey has announced a series of measures in retaliation for a Dutch decision to block its ministers from campaigning for a referendum. Deputy PM said the Dutch ambassador would be barred from returning to Ankara

Trump votes for death penalty for being gay Analyses & Assessments

Trump votes for death penalty for being gay

On 3rd October 2017 the news was published by WashingtonSources saying that Trump votes for death penalty for being gay.

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Election: President of India Analyses & Assessments

Election: President of India

India’s Presidential election shall be held in July 2017, before President Pranab Mukherjee relinquishes office. The President is elected by indirect-election and through an electoral college comprising, the parliament and legislative assemblies.

World wide web inventor targets fake news Analyses & Assessments

World wide web inventor targets fake news

The web is an open platform that should allow everyone, everywhere to share information, access opportunities and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries. The web has lived up largely to this vision.

A great game Analyses & Assessments

A great game

On 06 Mar 17, the Pakistan government announced its’ decision to build a 'CPEC Tower' in Islamabad, after the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The 'CPEC Tower', touted as 'iconic' by Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms..

Malia Obama Busted Buying 6 Pounds of Marijuana in Chicago? Analyses & Assessments

Malia Obama Busted Buying 6 Pounds of Marijuana in Chicago?

In August 2017, The Last Line of Defense website published an article reporting that Malia Obama, the daughter of former President Barack Obama, had been “arrested with a gang of thugs in Chicago”

North Korea fires missiles Analyses & Assessments

North Korea fires missiles

On Monday, 6th March, 2017 North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. They were fired from Tongchang-ri region, adjacent to the China border. The missiles travelled approximately 1,000 km and attained a height of 260 Km.

Lipstick under my burkha Analyses & Assessments

Lipstick under my burkha

Prakash Jha’s latest production Lipstick Under My Burkha, a woman’s empowerment drama has been denied a certificate on the ground saying it contains deeply objectionable material.

Army sahayak found dead Analyses & Assessments

Army sahayak found dead

On Thursday, 2 March 2017, Roy Mathew, a 33 year old Indian Army soldier was found dead. His remains were hanging from the ceiling of an abandoned barrack, in a state of decomposition. 

Family Health Survey- 4 Analyses & Assessments

Family Health Survey- 4

National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) for Jan 2015 – Dec 2016 was released in Jan 2017. The past decade, from NFHS-3 (2005-06), has seen improvement in many of the indicators. 

Jeff Sessions and Russia Analyses & Assessments

Jeff Sessions and Russia

On the 3rd of March 2017, Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions made a statement to the nation saying, he would recuse himself from all investigations into the Trump administration and Russia

BITCOIN surpass gold Analyses & Assessments

BITCOIN surpass gold

A unit of the digital crypto-currency and payment system, BITCOIN has exceeded the value of an ounce of Gold, for the first time. The value of BITCOIN closed at $1,268 on Thursday (02 Mar 17), while an ounce (8 grams) of Gold was only $1,233.

US lays off jobs to India Analyses & Assessments

US lays off jobs to India

On 28 February 2017, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) laid off 49 Information Technology (IT) employees and outsourced their work to a company based in India. This marks the end a year-long process that has brought the public university under fire.

New Palestinian group Analyses & Assessments

New Palestinian group

On the 27th of February, dignitaries and members of the Palestinian diaspora announced the formation of a new body to represent the displaced community and help achieve the rights of the group.

Indian editor arrested for fake news Analyses & Assessments

Indian editor arrested for fake news

On March 29th 2018 Mahesh Vikram Hegde, Editor was arrested in southern Karnataka state on charges of fake report that Muslims had attacked a monk from the ..

SpaceX’s Moon mission Analyses & Assessments

SpaceX’s Moon mission

On Monday February 27, 2017, SpaceX – the US private rocket company, announced a mission to the Moon, for late 2018. It shall fly two tourists around the Moon, without making a landing, and then fly beyond. It is expected to be a week-long mission. 

Supercars impounded in Chennai Analyses & Assessments

Supercars impounded in Chennai

On 26 February 2017, Sunday, ten imported cars - including a Ferrari, two Lamborghinis, a Mercedes and an Audi - standing in a row outside the Kanathur police station in outer fringes of the city. The owners (aged 30 or below), refused to show papers. 

EU delegation in India Analyses & Assessments

EU delegation in India

Four Members of European Parliament (MEP) are visiting India to prepare for the EU-India Summit scheduled later in 2017 in New Delhi. The objective is to develop a EU-India relations report, traversing defence to human rights.

Refugees who sheltered Snowden Analyses & Assessments

Refugees who sheltered Snowden

According to reports on February 23, 2017, two refugees of Sri Lankan (SL) origin in Hong Kong (HK) are being sought by the Sri Lankan Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The reason is their sheltering of US whistleblower, Mr. Edward Snowden in June 2013, while he was in Hong Kong.