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India’s Malnutrition Crisis Analyses & Assessments

India’s Malnutrition Crisis

Global Nutrition Report 2018 revealed that the global burden of malnutrition is unacceptably high and now affects every country in the world. India faces a major malnutrition crisis as it holds…

G20 Summit 2018 Analyses & Assessments

G20 Summit 2018

The 2018 G20 Summit, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina concluded on 1 December. The G20 final communique reaffirmed the group's commitment to further strengthening of the global financial safety net.…

South Korean train crosses into North Korea Analyses & Assessments

South Korean train crosses into North Korea

A South Korean train crossed into North Korea for the first time, despite UN Sanctions. The two countries have initiated a study on renovating North Korea’s railway system and linking it to South…

Farmers March on Delhi Analyses & Assessments

Farmers March on Delhi

Thousands of Indian farmers marched to the capital to demand that government bring in legislation providing a guaranteed minimum support price for their crops and freedom from debts. Farmer suicides…

Togo transforms junk to robots Analyses & Assessments

Togo transforms junk to robots

Togolese innovators are turning the world's junk into robots, mostly from discarded electronic waste. Health hazards remain the primary concern for local innovators who lack the facilities to…

Cyberattack on German Government Analyses & Assessments

Cyberattack on German Government

German security officials have detected a fresh cyber attack on the email accounts of German lawmakers, the military and several German embassies by the Russian hacker group Snake. In February 2018,…

China did not meddle in Elections Analyses & Assessments

China did not meddle in Elections

Experts say Beijing had attempted to exert its influence on the 2016 Presidential Elections through indirect methods such as manipulating American companies. The 2016 United States presidential…

World AIDS Day Analyses & Assessments

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate…

Australian schools protest climate change Analyses & Assessments

Australian schools protest climate change

Thousands of Australian school students have urged greater action on climate change in protests across the country. PM Morrison has brushed off the protests and called for “more learning, less…

Billion-dollar bank error Analyses & Assessments

Billion-dollar bank error

A Russian state bank appeared to give a $12bn loan to one of Africa’s poorest countries — then claimed the stated payment to the Central African Republic was an accounting error. VTB Bank is one of…

Israel-Chad Rapprochement Amidst Opposition Analyses & Assessments

Israel-Chad Rapprochement Amidst Opposition

Following Chad President Idriss Deby’s historic visit to Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to visit Chad to formally reestablish diplomatic ties between the two nations. Many in…

DoJ charges two Iranians Analyses & Assessments

DoJ charges two Iranians

The US Justice Department unsealed charges accusing two Iranian men of hacking into American hospitals, universities, government agencies and the city of Atlanta, causing tens of millions of dollars…

EU Aims for Climate Neutrality Analyses & Assessments

EU Aims for Climate Neutrality

The European Union says it is aiming to become the first major economy to go "climate neutral" by 2050, and has set out a plan to help its members make large cuts in emissions. The EU says the move…

Dell hit with cyber attack Analyses & Assessments

Dell hit with cyber attack

Dell Inc said that it reset passwords for all accounts on its Dell.com online electronics store on Nov. 14, five days after it discovered and stopped hackers who were attempting to steal customer…

Kartarpur Corridor: Pathway to Reconciliation  Analyses & Assessments

Kartarpur Corridor: Pathway to Reconciliation

India & Pakistan will build the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh Pilgrims to visit Holy Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara where the founder of Sikhism, spent his last few years. It is seen as symbol of peace…

France’s Fiery Fuel Tax Protests Analyses & Assessments

France’s Fiery Fuel Tax Protests

The “Yellow Vest” protests in France have seen thousands take to the streets across the country over rising fuel prices. Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron has said he will not abandon the…

Microsoft, the most valuable company Analyses & Assessments

Microsoft, the most valuable company

Microsoft briefly reclaimed its title as the world’s most valuable company from its longstanding rival Apple, almost two decades after it sat atop the stock market rankings. Microsoft Corporation is…

Papua New Guinea’s TB Crisis Analyses & Assessments

Papua New Guinea’s TB Crisis

Papua New Guinea has launched systematic screening for tuberculosis fight a TB epidemic. The government has been criticised for failing to prioritise public healthcare. Papua New Guinea occupies the…

Yongbyon open to inspections Analyses & Assessments

Yongbyon open to inspections

Kim Jong Un is willing to let international inspectors visit the Yongbyon nuclear site, North Korea’s main nuclear facility. Pyongyang had previously allowed entry to the Nyongbyon site back in 2009…

Australia’s new Media giant Analyses & Assessments

Australia’s new Media giant

One of Australia’s oldest newspaper owners, Fairfax Media ltd., was taken over by Nine Entertainment Co., forming the country’s largest media conglomerate. Nine Entertainment Co. must now compete…