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International Concerns: West Asia on the verge of War?

Face/Off between Iran and USA Approx Read Time: 7 minutes Context: (Face/Off between Iran and USA) Relations between the US and Iran hit a dangerous new low on Friday, January 3, 2020, when Major Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian commander, was killed in a U.S. air strike outside Baghdad airport. Gen. Soleimani, who the …

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Ecological Concerns: Wildfire in Australia

Wildfire in Australia Approx Read Time: 3 minutes In News: Large bushfires have been ravaging Australia for months, devastating towns, rural communities, and livelihoods. This is a huge and unprecedented national crisis for the country. News Summary: This is the worst wildfires seen in decades. The fire season began late July. A total of 24 …

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Governance Bytes: Free Wi-Fi to 48,000 villages till March 2020

Free WiFi to 48000 villages till March 2020 Approx Read Time: 4 minutes  In News: To promote uptake of the Internet in rural areas, the union government promised free Wi-Fi to about 48,000 villages, which are connected through the government’s flagship Bharatnet project, for the next three months. News Summary: So far, 1.3 lakh gram …

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Science Bytes: Space Force

Space Force: Trump unveils America’s 6th military branch Approx Read Time: 4 minutes In News: US President Donald Trump turned into reality the US Space Force with the signing of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. News Summary: The launch of the US Space Force as a sixth branch of the armed forces was done, …

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Global Concerns: Global Burden of Disease published

Global Burden of Disease published Approx Read Time: 3 minutes  In News: According to a 195-nation analysis by Global Burden of Disease published in “The BMJ Injury Prevention” journal, India recorded 1.6 million fires and 27,027 deaths in 2017. News Summary: Findings of the Study: Around 9 million fire incidents and 1.2 lakh deaths were …

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