Tuesday, 29 Sep 2020
Month: May 2018

North Korean Official Kim Jong Chole on his way to the US

Kim Yong Chol, a top official of North Korean leader Kim Jong un is visiting the US. He is expected to lay the groundwork for talks between Kim and US President Donald Trump. Trump has confirmed the news of Kim Yong Chol’s trip. Kim will meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and would be the most […]

Search for missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 ends

The search for flight MH370 which vanished in March 2014 with 239 people on board, from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing ended on Tuesday, four years after the plane disappeared. The US exploration firm Ocean Infinity hired for the search by Malaysian government found no signs of the plane except for three fragments on western Indian […]

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Political crisis in Italy shakes global markets

On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 391 points, or 1.58%, to 24,361. The S&P 500 declined 1.16% and the Nasdaq was down 0.50%. Stocks fell sharply, as a political crisis in Italy rocked markets across the globe. Italian President Sergio Mattarella appointed a caretaker government, led by a former International Monetary Fund official, […]

US concerned about the India Russia S400 deal

Conclusion of the purchase of five S-400 Surface-to-Air Missile systems by India from Russia has evoked concerns from the United States. The deal is expected to be announced later. U.S. Arms Service Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry said that the U.S. has serious reservations about Russia’s S-400 missile system and India moving ahead with the deal […]

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European Union plans to ban single-use plastics

The European Commission has proposed banning single-use plastic products such as cotton buds and plastic straws. Under the proposal, single-use plastic products will be banned and replaced with more environmentally sustainable materials. It also requires EU countries to collect 90 percent of single-use plastic drink bottles by 2025 and producers to help cover costs of waste […]

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos reveals his vision for Space exploration

At the annual meeting of the National Space Society, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon has vowed to use his rocket startup, Blue Origin LLC to develop robotic rovers and human habitats on the moon’s surface, even if the U.S. government doesn’t support such projects financially. He laid out his vision for lunar exploration and […]

Ireland abortion referendum passes with a majority saying Yes

Ireland’s referendum on abortion passed by a landslide with 66.4% votes to repeal a constitutional amendment that bans abortion under all circumstances. Abortion rights activists and yes voters celebrated the landmark vote. This polling comes in the wake of UN’s Human Rights Council calling on the Irish government to reform its laws when a woman […]

Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on moon died at 86

Former US astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the Moon died in Texas at the age of 86. His family said that he was ill and died peacefully at a hospital in Houston. Alan Bean went into space in November 1969 as lunar module pilot on Apollo 12 Moon-landing mission and in 1973 […]

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EU data protection rules, GDPR comes into effect

The European Union’s new data protection laws stating that individuals must explicitly grant permission for their data to be used came into effect on Friday. The new EU law also establishes consumers’ “right to know” who is processing their information and what it will be used for. Big platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter seem […]