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

3 hrs ago
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

7 hrs ago
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?

10 hrs ago
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

11 hrs ago
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?

11 hrs ago
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?

1 day ago
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

1 day ago
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

1 day ago
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

1 day ago
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.

China unveils 600 kmph maglev train, fastest ground vehicle globally: State Media

3 days ago
The maglev train, with the use of electro-magnetic force, levitates above the track with no contact between the body and the rail.

Three rockets target Afghanistan Presidential Palace, Taliban denies involvement

3 days ago
Taliban insurgents have denied any involvement in the attack. Nobody else has so far claimed responsibility for the rocket attack.

Jeff Bezos to fly into space today for 11 mins: Where to watch launch live stream?- All you need to know

3 days ago
Jeff Bezos will be accompanied by Wally Funk, an 82-year-old pioneer of the space race, Mark Bezos, his brother, and an 18-year old student, Oliver Daeman. The group will travel in a capsule with the biggest windows flown into space, offering stunning views of the Earth.

India to get 7.5 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine through COVAX scheme: WHO

3 days ago
India has been offered 7.5 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine through COVAX global vaccine distribution programme. Read all you need to know.

Saudi Arabia allows women to attend Hajj without male guardian- All you need to know!

3 days ago
The Saudi Arabian women till now had to depend on a male guardian, either their father, brother or husband mostly, to undertake the Hajj pilgrimage. Now they will be able to make the pilgrimage on their own. 

Sher Bahadur Deuba wins vote of confidence, to be Nepal's Prime Minister for next one and a half years

Jul 19, 2021
The latest outcome of the trust vote has paved the way for Prime Minister Deuba to remain in office for the next one and half years until a fresh Parliamentary election is held in the country. 

ICC inducts Mongolia, Switzerland and Tajikistan as new members

Jul 19, 2021
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on July 18, 2021, inducted Mongolia, Switzerland, and Tajikistan as its new member countries at the ICC’s 78th Annual General Meeting. Read all you need to know.

Africa: First continent to complete collection of digital land use data

Jul 19, 2021
The Africa OPEN Deal Initiative has made Africa the first continent to complete the collection of comprehensive, harmonized, and accurate digital land use and land-use change data.

EU's proposal for world’s first carbon border tax triggers sharp response from Russia

Jul 19, 2021
The EU’s economy commissioner, Paolo Gentiloni clarified saying that it is an environmental policy tool, not a tax, not a tariff and it is in line with and compliant with international trading rules.

US, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan form new quad group: All you need to know!

Jul 19, 2021
The new diplomatic platform will work to expand trade, build transit links and strengthen business-to-business ties.

Tokyo 2020: What is Olympic Truce? Know History, Significance and other details

Jul 17, 2021
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on all parties to conflict to observe the Olympic Truce during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Read what is Olympic Truce, its history and its significance.

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