Current Affairs

US Drone attack on Taliban & Pakistan’s claim of breach of national sovereignty  - Part 1

The region of Afghanistan-Pakistan has been in the midst of violence for well over a decade. Lately the region has seen heated activity in which US has strongly been targeting the extremist elements on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan. More than 50 Afghan police killed in two days of fighting with Taliban — FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) May 30, 2016 Pakistan has been complaining that the recent US drone

Dilma Rousseff Impeachment & Implications for BRICS

Brazil – the fifth-largest country of the world, both by area and population is slated to organize Olympics in the coming August. But recently it has not been so much in news for Olympics as it has been for its political upheavals. It all started when the elected President Dilma Rousseff was accused of corruption and on various accounts. This saga of dirty politics began in late 2015 and has

Do Chemical Fertilizers affect Nervous System to drive people towards Suicides?

            Madhya Pradesh – geographically the heart of India, is the second largest Indian state with an agrarian economy. A state with largest forest-cover in India, Madhya Pradesh has a good arable soil across its vast lengths and breadths. Yet surprisingly today Madhya Pradesh features in the list of 11 most drought-affected states of India. While sifting through various news related to this topic I

China’s Iron Rice Bowl

In 1970s China accepted concept of ‘Iron Rice Bowl’. It meant lifetime guaranteed job security, and confirmed steady income and benefits. The doing away of ‘Iron Rice Bowl’ was an important policy during the 1980s of Deng Xiaoping when labour reforms were started to usher the industrial growth. Under ‘Iron Rice Bowl’ people working in army, civil services and SOEs had security of future. But this promise was under iron-fist

China’s Iron Rice Bowl

  In last one and half years Chinese government has tried to sustain its economy by reducing interest rates and by giving out bailout packages to state-owned enterprises (SOEs). China has been regularly devaluing its currency to stabilize its exports-dependent economy. But still, all these efforts are falling short with decline in manufacturing, reduction in exports and bankruptcy of SOEs. To come out of this mess Chinese government has further

China’s Iron Rice Bowl

  China is a country known to exist behind a veil of secrecy and iron curtain. Most of the happening in this single-party ruled nation goes unreported by the world media. But recently media reported of an ‘order’ of Politburo of Communist Party of China that oversees affairs of this ruling party. The order was given to party functionaries and government officials, which says that if they fail to stop

The Great Game of China

North Korea’s Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-Un on Saturday claimed to have successfully tested an engine designed for an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM). “Now North Korea can tip new type inter-continental ballistic rockets with more powerful nuclear warheads and keep any cesspool of evils in the earth including the US mainland within our striking range,” exclaimed Kim, who monitored the test. China has been alleged by the international community of aiding

An honour to the Women of ISRO

Two years back India proudly stabilized its famous Mangalyan into the Mars orbit. With this India became just the fourth in the world and first in Asia to reach Mars. Importantly no nation in the world has accomplished this feat in its first attempt. Moreover India’s technology is the cheapest and yet most-advanced in the world. To achieve this, around 500 scientists of ISRO worked day and night to write

Nuclear Security Summit 2016

Leaders of more than 50 countries are convening in the US capital of Washington D.C. today for the fourth Nuclear Security Summit 2016, a high-level diplomatic world meeting, aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism around the globe. The recent deadly attacks in Brussels have fueled grave concerns in the minds of world leaders that Islamic State and other radical terrorist organizations could eventually target nuclear plants and develop radioactive “dirty bombs”.

Solid Waste Management Crisis – A Major Challenge of Mega Cities

Solid Waste Management is one of the major challenges faced by almost all the countries and particularly by mega cities over the globe. The mega cities in India too are facing it. The collection of waste and its disposal is a major question and headache before the administration.  The recent fire incidents at Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai is a stark example. The recurrent fires in same manner and at