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Tunisia’s President removes PM Mechichi, suspends Parliament – All you need to know

13 hrs ago
Tunisia’s President Kais Saied suspended the Parliament and dismissed Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi amid the ongoing nationwide protests over the country’s social and economic turmoil and the government’s way of handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Civilian casualties reach 5,183 in violence-marred Afghanistan in 2021 so far: UN

13 hrs ago
The Anti-Government elements (AGE) in Afghanistan have been responsible for 64% of the total civilian casualties: 39% by Taliban, nearly 9% by Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISIL-KP), and 16% by the undetermined AGEs.

Weightlifter Zhihui Hou to be tested by anti-doping authorities, Chanu to get medal upgrade?

18 hrs ago
India’s weightlifter Mirabai Chanu who bagged a silver medal in the 49-kg women’s weightlifting competition at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 stands a chance for a medal upgrade to gold.

US President Joe Biden announces agreement to end US combat mission in Iraq

20 hrs ago
The US President said that the US’s role in Iraq will be to be available, to assist, to continue to train, and to deal with ISIS as it arises, however, the country will no longer be, by the end of 2021, in a combat mission in Iraq.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit India, Pak, Afghanistan sponsored terror, COVID on agenda

1 day ago
With Antony Blinken’s visit to India, the Government looks forward to taking forward the conversation with the US on various issues, be it Indo-Pacific, Afghanistan, Bilateral, Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, addressing COVID-19, or the global developments.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Why is Russia competing under the name ROC? Why is Russia banned from Olympics? – Explained

1 day ago
Tokyo Olympics 2020 will witness 335 sportspersons from Russia competing, but they will not be allowed to use Russia’s name, anthem, or flag. Read to know why is Russia competing under the name ROC? Why is Russia banned from the Olympics?

China set to activate first-of-its-kind commercial nuclear reactor: How is it different from traditional reactors?

1 day ago
The world's first clean commercial nuclear reactor is expected to be safer than traditional reactors, as the molten salt will cool and solidify quickly when exposed to the air, insulating the thorium.

Telangana’s Ramappa Temple now UNESCO World Heritage Site

1 day ago
The Kakatiya Rudreshwara Temple, popularly known as Ramappa Temple at Palampet, Warangal, Telangana has been inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Singapore’s Sunseap to build world’s largest floating solar farm in Indonesia

1 day ago
Sunseap Group's floating solar farm will be located on the Duriangkang Reservoir in Batam Island, Indonesia spanning around 1,600 hectares. It will be the largest solar floating farm in the world.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mirabai Chanu wins historic silver, opens India’s medal tally

3 days ago
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu bagged a silver medal in the women’s 49-kg category at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Check out highlights of Indian athletes at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on July 24.

Norovirus outbreak in UK: What is Norovirus? How does it spread? How to prevent it?

3 days ago
The Public Health England (PHE) showed that England is witnessing an increase in the number of cases of the vomiting bug Norovirus. Read what is Norovirus, its symptoms, how does it spread, and how to prevent it.

Siberian wildfires: What is fueling wildfires in Russia’s coldest city?

Jul 23, 2021
More than 6.5 million acres of land in Russia’s coldest city Yakutsk has been charred and the smoke of the wildfires is traveling to Alaska due to strong wind currents. What is fueling these wildfires?

In a first, Saudi Arabia allows female officers to guard Islam’s holiest sites

Jul 23, 2021
Saudi female soldiers, for the very first time, were standing guard in Mecca as thousands of Muslim pilgrims are taking part in this year’s hajj. Dressed in military khaki uniforms, women soldiers were seen monitoring the security situation in the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

China launches world’s largest carbon market: What is it and how does it work?

Jul 23, 2021
Carbon Trading works on the cap-and-trade model where the coal-and-gas-fired energy plants are allocated a specific number of emissions allowances. If they exceed this limit, the energy plants are permitted to buy allowances from the open market.

World’s first 3D-printed steel bridge opens in Amsterdam

Jul 23, 2021
World’s first 3D-printed steel pedestrian bridge opened on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in the city of Amsterdam. Read all you need to know.

China’s President Xi Jinping makes surprise visit to Tibet- How it can impact India?

Jul 23, 2021
While heavy security is expected for a visit by the Chinese President anywhere, it is highly unusual that even Chinese State Media has not reported about his visit to Lhasa and Nyingtri, even though 2 days have already passed since he arrived.

China Floods: China sees heaviest rain in 1,000 years, what caused it?

Jul 22, 2021
China’s central Henan province witnesses the heaviest rainfall in 1,000 years. Zhengzhou City recorded 617.1 mm rainfall in three days. Read all you need to know.

IMF estimates 2021 global growth forecast at 6 per cent: IMF Managing Director

Jul 22, 2021
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimated that the global growth for 2021 will be approximately 6 per cent, but some countries are growing faster and other more slowly. Read to know why.

Top EU court allows employers to ban Muslim women from wearing headscarves at work- All you need to know

Jul 22, 2021
The European Court of Justice, in its ruling, has laid down that the employers need to show a genuine need for the ban on headscarves- this can be the legitimate wishes of the customers, or to present a neutral image towards the customers or for preventing social disputes.

Ariel Henry appointed as new Prime Minister of Haiti

Jul 22, 2021
Ariel Henry has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Haiti, amid the political turmoil due to the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. Read all you need to know.

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