Tulagi is an island of a little over 1,000 people in the Solomon Islands. The island of Tulagi served as a South Pacific headquarters for Britain, and during World War II, its natural deepwater harbor made it a military gem. Now, China is moving in with plans to effectively take control. What is the deal... Continued.
Negotiations on the final agreement under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are becoming increasingly urgent as the deadline approaches. The RCEP countries are expected to finalise, in November 2019, the agreement and the countries that would be members. The final ministerial meeting prior to that concluded recently, but with no final agreement in place.... Continued.
The latest Global Hunger Index (GHI) has ranked India a lowly 102 among the 117 countries it has mapped. In 2018, India was pegged at 103 but last year 119 countries were mapped. So while the rank is one better this year, in reality, India is not better off in comparison to the other countries.... Continued.
UNICEF released its State of the World’s Children report for 2019. The first UNICEF report in 20 years on child nutrition, it comes on the heels of the Global Hunger Index report released by the German organisation Welthungerhilfe. Findings of UNICEF report The UNICEF report found that one in three children under the age of... Continued.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on October 15 sought by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong that aims to defend civil rights in the semi-autonomous territory, prompting an angry response from China. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act will now move to the Senate before it can become law. What will... Continued.
On Sunday, Kurdish forces who had until recently been America’s allies against both the Islamic State and President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, announced an agreement with the Damascus regime, which is backed by Moscow and Tehran, the United States’ two great rivals in the region. This happened after President Donald Trump abruptly pulled US forces... Continued.
India’s hopes for retaining the right to implement data localisation laws remain alive as Indian negotiators declined to agree to the e-commerce chapter of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. What is e-commerce chapter of RCEP? The e-commerce chapter contains clauses that, if India had agreed to them, would have prevented it from implementing... Continued.
Recently it was reported that the “world’s first space crime” may have been committed by a NASA astronaut, Anne McClain. She is suspected of signing into the personal bank account of her estranged spouse from a computer aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The law which is applicable to the case is the International Space... Continued.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali was awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for “his important work to promote reconciliation, solidarity and social justice”. Why was Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy awarded Nobel Peace Prize? When Abiy became Prime Minister in 2018, Ethiopia had been locked in conflict with Eritrea for 20 years. In July that... Continued.
Why 2018 Nobel Prize for literature was delayed? The 2018 award had been postponed for a year on account of a scandal involving the Academy’s close ties with a man convicted of rape and jailed that year. Jean-Claude Arnault, the husband of a former academy member, was convicted last year of two rapes in 2011.... Continued.