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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 two capsized boats, which can each hold more than…

 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 Programme’s World Water Development Report (WWDR…

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 rights as people. A court in the northern Indian…

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 with everything from daily chores, like buying…

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 revenue streams for publications that peddle hoaxes on…

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 Islamabad to facilitate trouble-free transit of goods from…

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 pressure to withdraw a report that accused Israel of…

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 this summer. Large swathes could experience a heat…

“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 country. His new plan is modelled around the slogan…

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. German government was preparing research that would…

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 revenues if the supply of oil was going down in…

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…

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 FGFA. However, this time in addition to other…

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. 

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. 

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.

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 Bangalore.

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, Prasad and Dayal, alleged to have duped nearly 6.5…

Us expels russian diplomats Op-Eds

Us expels russian diplomats

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

Rti's Sweet Sixteen Moment Analyses & Assessments

Rti's Sweet Sixteen Moment

Though the Right to Information Act has had a good run so far, its future as a citizen’s tool to question the state, must be jealously guarded.