Current Affairs – August, 2014

Russia-Ukraine move closer to Point-of-no-Return

The situation on ground has taken worse spirals and is on the brink of blowing out of proportions. There is an increased presence of Russian troops on Ukrainian soils which has scaled up the tensions in the region. EU is all geared up to impose the next and severe round of sanctions on Russia which Read More…

Modi in Japan: New beginnings expected!

Modi has a close relation with Japan which he has developed over the years . PM has been careful and thoughtful enough to give special attention to details keeping his words of maintaining significant ties with Tokyo. The PMs will nurture strong civilizational links between the cultures before embarking on the strategic agenda. Both sides Read More…

Noted Historian Bipan Chandra passes away

A Padma Bhushan awardee and a revered historian Bipan Chandra passed away after an extended illness. He had many feathers in his cap as he had served on many roles and profiles. He had served as Chairperson of the Centre for historical studies, Jawahar Lal Nehru University; was a member of University Grants Commission and Read More…

Brazil on the brink of recession

Despite die-hard efforts by President Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian economy has slipped into recession. The President has made various attempts to revive the economy as tax cuts, credit worth billions and also higher social spending. The economy is facing critical inflation numbers and ever since the global recession of 2008, it was the first year Read More…

PM Modi’s Japan visit: Kyoto-Varanasi partnership agreement inked

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his maiden bilateral visit outside the Indian subcontinent to Japan, inked the cultural agreement of Varanasi-Kyoto which spotlights on how to preserve heritage while building Smart Cities. PM Modi visited Kyoto the ‘smart city’ of Japan, to understand the experiment there bearing in mind that he intends to build Read More…