BRI in South Asia

BRI in South Asia History: In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping, during his visits to Kazakhstan and Indonesia, expressed his vision to build a Silk Road Economic Belt (SERB) and a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR), to break the “bottleneck” in Asian connectivity. Thus, […]

Political Assassinations- Through the Ages

Political Assassinations- Through the Ages The recent assassination of the former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has again turned the world’s attention towards the reality of political assassinations. While speculations are abundant regarding the reason behind the assassination and the failure of Special Force of […]

India’s Trade Deficit

India’s Trade Deficit Context: The chasm between exports and imports has widened in the first quarter of this year, with the cumulative trade deficit already hitting $70 billion, translating into an average of $23.3 billion a month.  Background: While the crisis between Russia and Ukraine […]

Cloudbursts in Amarnath

Cloudbursts in Amarnath Context: Highly-localized rains produced flooding in Amarnath, Jammu and Kashmir, which resulted in at least 16 fatalities and more than 20 injuries. Those who perished were at a camp close to the cave, a revered location. About: A cloudburst is defined as […]

Monkey Pox

Monkey Pox Context: A recent study has found that people can be infected with monkeypox without showing any of the typical or atypical symptoms. What is Monkey pox? It is a viral zoonotic disease (transmission from animals to people) known as monkeypox because it is […]