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Here is CurrentHow's Briefing™ for the 14th of December, 2017:- 1. 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in the first month, including
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Briefing:- 13/12/17

Here is CurrentHow's Briefing™ for the 13th of December, 2017:- 1. Roy Moore loses Alabama Senate race:- The Democrat Doug Jones has
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Briefing:- 13/12/17

Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem: A look at how Trump’s decision has set the world ablaze

"This is nothing more or less than a recognition of the reality," U.S. President Donald Trump said nonchalantly at a
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Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem: A look at how Trump’s decision has set the world ablaze

Briefing:- 09/12/17

Here is CurrentHow's Briefing™ for the 9th of December, 2017:- 1. North Korea talks to UN, blames the US for tensions:- North
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Briefing:- 8/12/17

Here is CurrentHow's Briefing™ for the 8th of December, 2017:- 1. British terrorist who fought in Syria gets 10-year jail:- A British
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Briefing :- 7/12/17

Here is CurrentHow's Briefing™ for the 7th of December, 2017:- 1. President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital, drawing sharp ire
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Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem: A look at how Trump’s decision has set the world ablaze

“This is nothing more or less than a recognition of the reality,” U.S. President Donald Trump said nonchalantly at a press conference at the White House last week. “Jerusalem is a city inhabited by the Jews for centuries, and it is the seat of one of the world’s most successful democracies.” And with this, President […]

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Exploring the Art of Rhetoric 1 Discover how to persuade through Invention. The five canons of rhetoric were first coined by the Roman philosopher Cicero in the first century.[1] Cicero laid out these five major rules of rhetoric, dividing skillful argumentation into more digestible parts. The first step of rhetoric is called Invention. It refers to the […]

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Why has China failed to become the world’s innovation and technology hotspot?

It is the world’s second largest economy, one of the world’s largest defence spender, and the world’s largest manufacturing powerhouse. Yes, I am talking about China, the most populous nation on Earth. Ever since the beginning of the last decade, global media has been abuzz with a so-called  “imminent rise of China”, which they believe, […]

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From the Editor’s Desk : What happens when machines become smarter than humans?

It was the summer of 2013, when I first saw the movie “I Robot” starring Will Smith on Television. Apart from Will Smith’s acting, a lot of other things in the movie won my admiration. The movie featured robots and super intelligent machines in a post technological-singularity world, which fascinated a 13 year old’s naïve […]

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The Future of Energy : A look into the stuff that might fuel your car 30 years into the future.

Since the industrial revolution 200 years ago, mankind has unflinchingly been reliant on fossil fuels to fuel its ambitious drive to acquire the ever-evasive technological Nirvana. Humankind was so lost in this never-ending pursuit, that any dissenting voices trying to bring to fore the environmental ramifications were stifled and suppressed. Governments advocating cleaner energy sources […]

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Briefing :- 4/10/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 4th of October, 2017 :- 1. Rohingya fleeing Myanmar say Army redoubling efforts to clear out those remaining :- Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh amid a fresh exodus from strife-torn Myanmar have described whole villages being emptied and thousands marching to the border as security forces redouble efforts to […]

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Briefing :- 12/10/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 12th of October, 2017 :- 1. U.S. withdraws from UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel bias’ :- The United States announced on Thursday that it is withdrawing from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO, accusing the body of “anti-Israel bias.” “The United States would be withdrawing UN’s cultural and educational […]

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Briefing: 22/8/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 22nd of August, 2017 :- 1. Triple talaq declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court :- The five-judge constitution bench, comprising five judges of five faiths – Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism- was split 3:2 as it struck down triple talaq as unconstitutional. The five judgements were read out separately. […]

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With the coalition victory in Mosul, has the Islamic State effectively collapsed?

It was the 29th of June, 2017, when Iraqi Prime Minister declared that the victory in Mosul marked the “end of the Daesh state of falsehood”. And to some extent, it is true. It was in the 850-year-old Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul that the chief of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), […]

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Trump – Modi bonhomie : Will the duo usher Indo-US ties into the golden era?

True friends, loyal partners, and major allies – these are some of the words U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi used to describe the relationship between the world’s largest and world’s oldest democracies. Meeting between the two leaders was full of warmth and affection. Contrast this with the President’s tone just […]

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Crisis on the Korean Peninsula – Are we inching towards a war?

This was the statement U.S. President Donald Trump gave in his inaugural address to the UN General Assembly on September the 19th. Ironically, this outrageous threat of war – made almost casually – was given on the floor of a forum of peace, by the representative of the world’s oldest democracy. It almost felt that […]

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Briefing :- 31/10/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 31st of October, 2017 :- 1. Ousted Catalan leader Puigdemont accepts new election, says ‘long road’ to independence :- Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont said on Tuesday he accepted the snap election called by Spain’s central government after Madrid took control of the region to block its push for […]

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Briefing :- 21/10/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 21st of October 2017 :- 1. Spain to suspend Catalonia government, call elections :- Spain said Saturday that it will move to dismiss Catalonia’s separatist government and call fresh elections in the region in a bid to stop its leaders from declaring independence. Speaking after an emergency cabinet meeting, Prime […]

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Briefing :- 15/10/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 15th of October, 2017 :- 1. Divide between US & rest of the world spills out at World Bank – IMF meetings in Washington :- The growing split between the United States and the rest of the world spilled into the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and […]

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Briefing :- 12/10/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 12th of October, 2017 :- 1. U.S. withdraws from UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel bias’ :- The United States announced on Thursday that it is withdrawing from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO, accusing the body of “anti-Israel bias.” “The United States would be withdrawing UN’s cultural and educational […]

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Briefing :- 10/10/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 10th of October, 2017 :- 1. “Produce evidence of Haqqani network safe havens” Pakistani Foreign Minister asks the US :- Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif said his country is ready for a joint operation with US against the Haqqani Network if it provides evidence of safe havens inside Pakistan. […]

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Briefing :- 8/10/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 8th of October, 2017 :- 1. North Korea’s Kim promotes sister, reaffirms nuclear drive :- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has promoted his sister Kim Yo-jong to the politburo – the nation’s top decision-making body. The promotion, reported by North Korean state media, indicates that the 28-year-old has replaced […]

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Briefing :- 5/10/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 5th of October, 2017 :- 1. Catalan President vows region will declare independence within days:- Tension mounted in Spain on Wednesday after Catalonia’s leader vowed that the region would declare independence within days, defying a stern warning from the country’s king that national stability was in peril. The courts […]

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Briefing :- 4/10/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 4th of October, 2017 :- 1. Rohingya fleeing Myanmar say Army redoubling efforts to clear out those remaining :- Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh amid a fresh exodus from strife-torn Myanmar have described whole villages being emptied and thousands marching to the border as security forces redouble efforts to […]

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Briefing :- 18/9/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 18th of September, 2017 :- 1. Pakistan: 6 dead in bomb explosion near Afghanistan border :- A roadside bomb killed a local government official and five policemen on Sunday in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said. The blast took place in the town of Mamoond, some […]

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Briefing :- 12/9/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 12th of September, 2017 :- 1. Rohingya situation textbook example of ethnic cleansing :- UN human rights chief said today the situation in Myanmar is “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” even as several thousand Rohingyas continued to flee Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Adding to the misery, UN spokesman said an […]

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Briefing :- 5/9/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 5th of September, 2017 :- 1. Pakistan rejects BRICS declaration, says no ‘safe haven’ for terrorists on its soil :- Pakistan on Tuesday rejected the BRICS declaration saying that there was no “safe haven” for terrorists on its soil. Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir dismissed the BRICS declaration naming terrorist groups in the region […]

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Briefing :- 3/9/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 3rd of September :- 1. North Korea declares H-bomb test a success :- North Korea said Sunday it tested a hydrogen bomb which it can mount on a missile, declaring its biggest-ever nuclear detonation a “perfect success” and sparking a strong rebuke from President Donald Trump who slammed its […]

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Briefing :- 31/8/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 31st of August, 2017 :- 1. Launch of India’s first privately-built satellite unsuccessful :- ISRO has said the launch of the IRNSS-1H satellite from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh has been unsuccessful. “Satellite got separated internally but it is enclosed within heat shield,” ISRO chief AS Kiran Kumar said. The […]

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Briefing :- 29/8/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 29th of August, 2017 :- 1. North Korea fires missile over Japan :- North Korea today fired a missile over Japan which experts said was an intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missile escalating tensions in the Korean peninsula even as US and South Korean forces continue to conduct military drills in the […]

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Briefing:- 26/8/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 26th of August, 2017 :- 1. Hurricane Harvey slams into Texas :- Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast late Friday, unleashing torrents of rain and packing powerful winds, the first major storm to hit the US mainland in 12 years. The storm made landfall in the small town […]

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Briefing :- 23/8/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 23rd of August, 2017 :- 1. Tough talk unlikely to move Pakistan: US experts :- In military terms, Donald Trump’s long-awaited new Afghanistan strategy looks very much like the old one. But, on the diplomatic front, he took a risk in confronting unruly, nuclear-armed Pakistan. Washington has long been […]

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Briefing :- 21/8/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 21st of August, 2017 :- 1. Man who rammed car into crowd in Barcelona killed another before fleeing in his car: Police :- The man who rammed his car into tourists at Barcelona’s Las Ramblas fled the scene on foot before stabbing a man and taking his car, the […]

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Briefing: 14/9/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 14th of August, 2017 :- 1. 17 killed in Burkina Faso restaurant attack :- Seventeen people have been killed in a restaurant attack in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, the government said. “The attack claimed 17 victims, their nationalities are yet to be confirmed, and eight injured,” according to a […]

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Briefing :- 8/8/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 8th of August, 2017 :- 1. North Korea ready to teach the U.S. a ‘severe lesson’ :- North Korea is ready to give the United States a “severe lesson” with its strategic nuclear force if it takes military action against it, and will not put its nuclear programme or […]

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Briefing :- 30/7/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 30th of July, 2017 :- 1. US bombers fly over Korean peninsula after North Korean ICBM test :- The United States flew two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force after recent North Korean missile tests, the US Air Force said in a statement on Sunday. […]

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Briefing:- 24/7/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 24th of July, 2017 :- 1. Chinese jets intercept US surveillance plane over East China Sea :- Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a US Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea over the weekend, two US officials told Reuters. One of the jets came about 300 feet of […]

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Briefing :- 20/7/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 20th of July, 2017 :- 1. My election is a message to those who work with honesty: President-elect Ram Nath Kovind :- India’s newly elected President Ram Nath Kovind, in his first address after the election results were announced, said that he will work towards the betterment of the […]

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Briefing :- 13/7/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 13th of July, 2017 :- 1. Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo dies at 61 :- Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning Chinese dissident, has died, local authorities said in a statement Thursday. He was 61. Liu had been suffering from liver cancer and died of multiple organ failure. In June, he […]

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Briefing :- 9/7/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 9th of July, 2017 :- 1. Trump abandons Western countries at G20, sidles up to Putin :- Trump was out of sync with the leaders of Western countries at the G20, but showed a close fondness for Vladimir Putin. Trump was the only leader of the world’s major economies […]

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Briefing :- 8/7/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 8th of July, 2017 :- 1. G-20 reaches compromise on climate, trade in big win for Trump :- US President Donald Trump won key concessions on climate and trade Saturday from world leaders at the most fractious G-20 summit to date, in exchange for preserving the unity of the […]

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Briefing :- 7/7/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 7th of July, 2017 :- 1. G-20 Leaders isolate Trump on climate, say Paris accord ‘irreversible’ :- A draft of an official announcement to be made at the G-20 shows world leaders have isolated US President Donald Trump over his climate sceptic stance at the G-20 summit on Friday. […]

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Briefing :- 6/7/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 6th of July, 2017 :- 1. Russia ‘could have’ interfered with 2016 US election, says US President Trump :- US President Donald Trump admitted that Russia may have interfered in the 2016 US election of which he was proclaimed the winner, but said that other countries may also have […]

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Briefing :- 4/7/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Daily Briefing™ for the 4th of July, 2017 :- 1. Israeli PM welcomes Indian Prime Minister Modi to Israel :- Indian Prime Minister Modi landed at Ben Gurion airport in Israel on Tuesday evening. He was received at the airport by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — a singular accord for a […]

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Briefing :- 18/6/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 18th of June, 2017 :- 1. Atleast 5 dead, 18 wounded in Afghan police HQ attacks :- A Taliban suicide bomb and gun attack on a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan killed at least five officers and injured 18 other people Sunday, authorities said. The attack — part of the Taliban’s […]

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Briefing :- 17/6/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 17th of June, 2017 :- 1. Philippine troops pound Islamists as death toll crosses 300 :- Philippine troops pounded Islamist militants holding parts of southern Marawi city with air strikes and artillery Saturday as more soldiers were deployed and the death toll rose to more than 300 after nearly […]

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Briefing :- 15/6/17

Here’s CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 15th of June, 2017 :- 1. 7 dead, 59 injured as blast rocks kindergarten in China :- An explosion at a kindergarten in eastern China on Thursday killed at least seven people and injured 59 others, state media said. The blast occurred near the nursery, according to the Fengxian county […]

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Briefing :- 13/06/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 13th of June, 2017 :- 1. Process to elect next President of India begins tomorrow :- Pranab Mukherjee’s term as President of India ends on July 24 and the process to elect India’s 15th President commences on Wednesday, June 14 when the election commission of India will issue the notification […]

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Briefing :- 12/06/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 12th of June, 2017 :- 1. Blasts rock besieged city as Philippines marks independence day :- Bomb blasts rocked Marawi City in the southern Philippines on Monday as the national flag was raised to mark independence day, almost three weeks after hundreds of Islamist militants overran the town and […]

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Briefing :- 9/6/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 9th of June, 2017 :- 1. UK Elections :- Corbyn-led Labour ensures hung Parliament, Theresa May loses majority :- British PM Theresa May’s political career hangs in balance as the election results pour in from across the UK today. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who was expected to lose badly has made a […]

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Briefing :- 8/6/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 8th of June, 2017 :- 1. Ex. FBI Director James Comey accuses Trump administration of defaming him, telling ‘lies’ :- James Comey said on Thursday he was disturbed by President Donald Trump’s bid to get him to drop a probe into the former national security advisor, but the former […]

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Briefing :- 7/6/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 7th of June, 2017 :- 1. 12 killed, 39 injured in twin attacks on Iranian Parliament, shrine in Tehran :- Twelve people were killed in twin attacks on Iran’s parliament complex and the shrine of its revolutionary leader claimed by the Islamic State group on Wednesday, its emergency services […]

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Briefing :- 1/06/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 1st of June, 2017 :- 1. World’s largest aircraft rolls out for the first time :- The world’s largest aircraft rolled out of its hangar early Thursday (IST) in the Mojave Desert, California for the first time. Stratolaunch is designed to release rockets that will carry satellites into space. Microsoft […]

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Briefing :- 31/05/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 31st of May, 2017 :- 1. At least 80 killed, hundreds wounded in truck bomb explosion in Kabul’s embassy area :- A powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the centre of the Afghan capital on Wednesday, police said, killing at least […]

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Briefing :- 30/05/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 30th of May, 2017 :- 1. EU, China seek tighter bond to face Trump :- The EU and China will attempt to deepen ties at a summit Thursday amid rising worry about the direction taken by US President Donald Trump on trade and climate change. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang […]

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Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem: A look at how Trump’s decision has set the world ablaze

“This is nothing more or less than a recognition of the reality,” U.S. President Donald Trump said nonchalantly at a press conference at the White House last week. “Jerusalem is a city inhabited by the Jews for centuries, and it is the seat of one of the world’s most successful democracies.” And with this, President […]

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How long will India be able to stand up to China at the Doklam Plateau?

A month into the ongoing Doklam standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at the tri-junction with Bhutan, Beijing continues to hold a hardline stance. In a rare move of brinkmanship, it has publicly refused to negotiate until the Indian Army withdraws from the plateau, while at the same time issuing an ultimatum that its People’s […]

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With the coalition victory in Mosul, has the Islamic State effectively collapsed?

It was the 29th of June, 2017, when Iraqi Prime Minister declared that the victory in Mosul marked the “end of the Daesh state of falsehood”. And to some extent, it is true. It was in the 850-year-old Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul that the chief of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), […]

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Trump – Modi bonhomie : Will the duo usher Indo-US ties into the golden era?

True friends, loyal partners, and major allies – these are some of the words U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi used to describe the relationship between the world’s largest and world’s oldest democracies. Contrast this with the President’s tone just a few weeks ago, when he had blasted India for extracting […]

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Has Donald Trump effectively stalled the global war on climate change?

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. On the 2nd of June, U.S. President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States will be withdrawing from the Paris Accord on Climate Change – thus fulfilling a major campaign promise. “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, and not Paris” […]

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Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem: A look at how Trump’s decision has set the world ablaze

“This is nothing more or less than a recognition of the reality,” U.S. President Donald Trump said nonchalantly at a press conference at the White House last week. “Jerusalem is a city inhabited by the Jews for centuries, and it is the seat of one of the world’s most successful democracies.” And with this, President […]

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Trump – Modi bonhomie : Will the duo usher Indo-US ties into the golden era?

True friends, loyal partners, and major allies – these are some of the words U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi used to describe the relationship between the world’s largest and world’s oldest democracies. Meeting between the two leaders was full of warmth and affection. Contrast this with the President’s tone just […]

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Briefing: 22/8/17

Here is CurrentHow’s Briefing™ for the 22nd of August, 2017 :- 1. Triple talaq declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court :- The five-judge constitution bench, comprising five judges of five faiths – Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism- was split 3:2 as it struck down triple talaq as unconstitutional. The five judgements were read out separately. […]

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How long will India be able to stand up to China at the Doklam Plateau?

A month into the ongoing Doklam standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at the tri-junction with Bhutan, Beijing continues to hold a hardline stance. In a rare move of brinkmanship, it has publicly refused to negotiate until the Indian Army withdraws from the plateau, while at the same time issuing an ultimatum that its People’s […]

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With the coalition victory in Mosul, has the Islamic State effectively collapsed?

It was the 29th of June, 2017, when Iraqi Prime Minister declared that the victory in Mosul marked the “end of the Daesh state of falsehood”. And to some extent, it is true. It was in the 850-year-old Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul that the chief of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), […]

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Exploring the Art of Rhetoric 1 Discover how to persuade through Invention. The five canons of rhetoric were first coined by the Roman philosopher Cicero in the first century.[1] Cicero laid out these five major rules of rhetoric, dividing skillful argumentation into more digestible parts. The first step of rhetoric is called Invention. It refers to the […]

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Why is India performing dismally at the Rio Olympics?

Let’s take a look at the medal tally of individual countries in the ongoing Rio Olympics (at the time of writing this post):-  United States -60  China -41  Great Britain-30 India–0 (unranked) The question that strikes the mind almost instantaneously is: Why India even after having a population of over 1.2 billion people can’t win even a […]

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Has Donald Trump effectively stalled the global war on climate change?

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. On the 2nd of June, U.S. President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States will be withdrawing from the Paris Accord on Climate Change – thus fulfilling a major campaign promise. “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, and not Paris” […]

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Reaching for the Stars :- How Elon Musk is making your dreams come true.

The Future is closer than you expect it to be – and space and technology manganate Elon Musk is here to make sure that mankind gets the best out of it. Only 14 years after making his first millions, billionaire Elon Musk is involved with more industries than your average person has hobbies. And instead […]

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The Future of Energy : A look into the stuff that might fuel your car 30 years into the future.

Since the industrial revolution 200 years ago, mankind has unflinchingly been reliant on fossil fuels to fuel its ambitious drive to acquire the ever-evasive technological Nirvana. Humankind was so lost in this never-ending pursuit, that any dissenting voices trying to bring to fore the environmental ramifications were stifled and suppressed. Governments advocating cleaner energy sources […]

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From the Editor’s Desk : What happens when machines become smarter than humans?

It was the summer of 2013, when I first saw the movie “I Robot” starring Will Smith on Television. Apart from Will Smith’s acting, a lot of other things in the movie won my admiration. The movie featured robots and super intelligent machines in a post technological-singularity world, which fascinated a 13 year old’s naïve […]

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Why has China failed to become the world’s innovation and technology hotspot?

It is the world’s second largest economy, one of the world’s largest defence spender, and the world’s largest manufacturing powerhouse. Yes, I am talking about China, the most populous nation on Earth. Ever since the beginning of the last decade, global media has been abuzz with a so-called  “imminent rise of China”, which they believe, […]

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Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem: A look at how Trump’s decision has set the world ablaze

“This is nothing more or less than a recognition of the reality,” U.S. President Donald Trump said nonchalantly at a press conference at the White House last week. “Jerusalem is a city inhabited by the Jews for centuries, and it is the seat of one of the world’s most successful democracies.” And with this, President […]

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How long will India be able to stand up to China at the Doklam Plateau?

A month into the ongoing Doklam standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at the tri-junction with Bhutan, Beijing continues to hold a hardline stance. In a rare move of brinkmanship, it has publicly refused to negotiate until the Indian Army withdraws from the plateau, while at the same time issuing an ultimatum that its People’s […]

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With the coalition victory in Mosul, has the Islamic State effectively collapsed?

It was the 29th of June, 2017, when Iraqi Prime Minister declared that the victory in Mosul marked the “end of the Daesh state of falsehood”. And to some extent, it is true. It was in the 850-year-old Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul that the chief of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), […]

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Trump – Modi bonhomie : Will the duo usher Indo-US ties into the golden era?

True friends, loyal partners, and major allies – these are some of the words U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi used to describe the relationship between the world’s largest and world’s oldest democracies. Contrast this with the President’s tone just a few weeks ago, when he had blasted India for extracting […]

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Has Donald Trump effectively stalled the global war on climate change?

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. On the 2nd of June, U.S. President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States will be withdrawing from the Paris Accord on Climate Change – thus fulfilling a major campaign promise. “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, and not Paris” […]