Stockholm’s Pop Music Is Sweeping The World Off Its Feet, Here’s Why

May 23, 2022 6:48 pm

The pop music culture of Stolkhom has been garnering eyeballs as it’s become an overachieving hub of export growth and artistic genius. This export growth and the popularity of its music industry is happening regardless of population. Currently, Sweden has become the third-largest exporter of music in the world, just behind the US and the […]

ASHA Foundation Receives Global Health Leader Award From WHO

May 23, 2022 4:06 pm

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has honoured ASHA Foundation volunteers for their crucial role in providing direct healthcare facilities in rural areas. On Sunday, the WHO awarded the one million women workers for their service to India in the coronavirus pandemic. ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activists) is the first point of contact in rural regions […]

Wanderlust Litters Everest Ecosystem

May 23, 2022 1:56 pm

The Everest remains every trekker’s Muse. What was the first feat ever on May 29, 1953, has become an adventure sport calling for any seasoned climber. Also given that shorter destinations are now well mapped on lower altitudes, each trekking season leaves behind imprints of civilisation by way of litter, camp site bonfire marks and […]

Only 70 Days’ Worth Wheat Left With World, Says UN; Quad Meet Likely To Include Discussion On India’s Wheat Export Ban

May 23, 2022 9:17 am

The food crisis in the world is deepening following Russia’s attack on Ukraine – the so-called wheat basket for Europe. The United Nations has warned that the world has only 70 days’ worth of wheat left. For the first time since 2008, world wheat stocks are at such a low level. This type of crisis […]

Rishi And Akshata Sunak In UK’s ‘Super-Rich’ List 

May 21, 2022 5:57 pm

On Friday, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty made their debut in the annual Sunday Times Rich List, ranking 222 with a combined fortune estimated at £730 million, trailing only the Hinduja brothers of Indian ancestry, who have about £28.5 billion. The research describes British-born Sunak, who is married […]

Cannes Film Festival: Important Events From Day 1

May 18, 2022 7:14 pm

Cannes Festival opened today with the glam and galore that is deserving of this prestigious event. Especially, since the festival is taking place after 2 years, there was a rejuvenating atmosphere of joy throughout the opening ceremony. Celebs from all around the globe have participated in this most-talked film festival of the French Rivera. Here […]

What Fate Awaits 17 Foreigners Languishing In Pakistan’s Jails?

May 18, 2022 6:46 pm

It has been more than a decade that 17 foreigners including four women have been languishing in jails In Pakistan due to failed efforts to identify their nationality. Notifications issued by the federal interior ministry say that internees have been sentenced under the Foreigners’ Act for illegal entry into Pakistan. “They are mentally challenged and […]

Spain Approves Draft Law To Grant Paid Menstrual Leaves To Women

May 18, 2022 6:48 pm

Spain’s leftist coalition government on Tuesday approved a draft law to strengthen the country’s abortion rights and make Spain the first country in Europe to offer state-funded paid leaves for women suffering from painful periods. With the new bill, the minority socialist government hopes to guarantee access to abortion across Spain and destigmatise menstrual health. While […]

Caution: China’s Climate Action Plan Is WIP

May 13, 2022 1:19 pm

Tagged climate villain, China remains inextricably linked to coal, which supplies around 56 per cent of its power and employs millions in power plants, transport and mines. At a time when global gas prices are soaring, China’s coal reserves and reliance on this polluting form of energy might appear well judged to the less climate-minded. […]

Elon Musk gives the hard working Chinese a pat on the back

May 12, 2022 8:49 pm

When Elon Musk, the world’s richest person talks, the world listens. And now the 50 year old Tesla CEO has spoken of the stark contrast between an American worker and a Chinese worker in his latest interview with an American financial daily. Musk showered praise on the Chinese workers for being hardworking. “There are just […]

Summer 2022: Student Visa To US Only For “Fresh Applicants”; Others May Apply Later

May 12, 2022 2:19 pm

Students applying to the US for academic session beginning September 2022, please note. Only fresh applications will be entertained. Those who have been refused a F-1 Student Visa before will not be able to get a slot when the appointment applications open this summer “We want the summer season to be for fresh applicants. People […]

Aramco Usurps Apple’s Throne As World’s Most Valuable Company

May 12, 2022 5:48 pm

It is a classic case of “tried and tested.” Petro dollars will always have the upper hand, never mind the come-and-go Apple and Microsoft of the world. Saudi Aramco on Wednesday dethroned Apple as the world’s most valuable company as surging oil prices drove up shares and tech stocks slumped.  The Saudi Arabian national petroleum […]

Ghosting Plagues Service Industry In The US

May 12, 2022 2:48 pm

Post pandemic US is witnessing a rejuvenated “ghosting” trend. Manufacturers, restaurants, airlines and cleaning companies are among the employers seeing a surge of job seekers who accept positions. Then, they are neither seen nor heard from again. And so, employers are adding a new feature to the post-Covid employment landscape: A job isn’t filled until […]

Japan Is Finally Open To Tourists, Gets Mixed Responses From Locals

May 12, 2022 2:44 pm

If Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s announcement last Thursday at a news conference in London be believed, Japan is all set to ease border controls in June. “We will further relax controls, so that in June it will be possible to enter the country as smoothly as other G7 nations,” said Kishida. What that means, exactly, […]

Iceland Freezes Its Top Spot In Global Peace Index For 13th Year!!

May 12, 2022 2:41 pm

Wondering where to travel this summer? If a modest budget is what you have, then safety concerns might be the other issue on the checklist. Some places are prone to terror outfits, while some have a reputation of racial aggression. To help quantify the topic of safety, the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP) has released […]

Twitter Ban on Trump To Be Reversed: Musk

May 12, 2022 2:39 pm

Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated Tuesday at the “Financial Times Future of the Car” conference that he would lift Twitter’s ban on former US President Donald Trump. Musk, who has described himself as a “free speech absolutist,” has agreed to buy the social networking platform for $44 billion. The move to ban Trump from Twitter […]

Jalaram Mandir In Leicester Plants Trees To Honor HM’s Jubilee Year

May 11, 2022 2:04 pm

To commemorate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee (2022-2023), the “Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC)” has been created by a group of forest industry professionals, with Prince Charles as the patron. The drive invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.”  Taking part in the same, the Jalaram Mandir Trust in Leicester, […]

All South Koreans Are To Become A Year Younger

May 11, 2022 10:41 am

This time South Korea is in news. And no, not because of BTS. But the newly sworn in President, Yoon Suk-Yeol, who assumed office Tuesday morning.  Bringing in freshness, he announced a slew of new rules. The most talked about being how all Koreans are “set to grow younger by a year.”  Yes, you heard […]

The Fall of the House of Rajapaksa: How Unbridled Nepotism Let Sri Lanka Down

May 10, 2022 7:45 pm

In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami, Sri Lanka elected a new president, Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa. He had been introduced to parliamentary politics way back in 1970 at the age of 24, by the legendary Sirima Bandaranaike, to replace his deceased father, D. A. Rajapaksa. The young lawyer was exuberant and a mass mobiliser. After […]

Politicking In The World Of Science

May 12, 2022 6:03 pm

The Talking Point: How rich countries skew fossil records. It is now openly called “colonisation of fossils.” The Trigger: A paper in the journal “Cretaceous Research” in December 2020. It described a dinosaur species, (later named Ubirajara Jubatus), — the first dinosaur found in the Southern Hemisphere to display what were probably precursors to modern […]