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200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Analyses & Assessments

200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

More than 200 migrants are feared dead in a boat sinking off the coast of Libya. Proactiva Open Arms said it had recovered five bodies floating near...

 Waste water management Analyses & Assessments

Waste water management

Wastewater management across the globe receives too little social or political attention. In this regard, the 2017 United Nations’ Water Development...

Ganges and Yamuna Analyses & Assessments

Ganges and Yamuna

The Ganges river, considered sacred by more than 1 billion Indians and has become the first non-human entity in India to be granted the same legal...

India Afghanistan trade Analyses & Assessments

India Afghanistan trade

India will soon hold talks with Afghanistan on ways to boost bilateral trade and investment. This move is also aimed at mounting pressure on...

Google will soon ban fake news sites Analyses & Assessments

Google will soon ban fake news sites

On 21-3- 2017, Google announced that its advertising tools will soon be closed to websites that promote fake news, a policy that could cut off...

Companions for seniors Analyses & Assessments

Companions for seniors

ndia’s elderly is turning to professional help to cope with the loneliness and difficulties of old age. They are turning to paid companions, who help...

Summer is coming Analyses & Assessments

Summer is coming

Public weather forecaster India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that average temperatures will be a degree above normal in the country...

Apartheid report Analyses & Assessments

Apartheid report

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has awarded the highest Palestinian honour to Rima Khalaf, a senior UN official who resigned on Friday amid...

“No jab, no play” Analyses & Assessments

“No jab, no play”

In March 2017, Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull announced plans to continue his mission to boost child vaccination percentages in the...

Carbon pricing Analyses & Assessments

Carbon pricing

Germany will use its G20 Presidency to nudge world leaders towards a global price on carbon, according to its director general of energy policy....

Opec’s faltering plan Analyses & Assessments

Opec’s faltering plan

Contrary to popular belief, there is still a surplus of oil in the worldwide market. OPEC’s cutting of production would only solve their depleting...

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...

FGFA (5th Generation Fighter Aircraft) for the IAF Op-Eds

FGFA (5th Generation Fighter Aircraft) for the IAF

On 09 Mar 17, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed that they remained open for a joint venture with Russia, for the design and production of the...

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...

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...

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...

Muhammad Yunus Op-Eds

Muhammad Yunus

On 09 Feb 2017, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, Founder of the Gramin Bank and Chairman of the Younus Centre interacted with the Synergia Forum, at...

Online fraud busted Analyses & Assessments

Online fraud busted

On 2nd Feb 2017, Uttar Pradesh police busted online fraud of US $544 million (Rs 3,700 crore). The UP police have arrested three persons; Mittal,...

Us expels russian diplomats Op-Eds

Us expels russian diplomats

Will Vladimir Putin’s Diplomatic finesse bring longer-term benefits?