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Pakistan Court commuted the death sentence of Omar Sheikh

The Sindh High Court of Pakistan commuted the death sentence of Omar Sheikh, a British born militant, known for his role in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. About the Incident American journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped from Karachi, Pakistan in January of 2002. He was then working on Pakistan’s terror groups that had ..

Babur II Missile

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 situation, scarce resources for treating infected people and protecting the general population, Pakistan tested the Babur II missile amid criticism. About the Missile The missile, named after the first Mughal Emperor Babur, is of the sub-sonic category. The missile is being built in response to India’s Nirbhay Missile, which has already ..

Efforts to control locust swarms

China is planning to send ducks to Pakistan to help deal with the onslaught of locust swarms. The infestation is reported to be the worst in 25 years. How is China planning to control locust infestation in Pakistan? China is planning to send 100,000 ducks to Pakistan to help with the locust infestation. These ducks ..

Ajay Bisaria becomes Indian High Commissioner to Canada

Veteran diplomat Ajay Bisaria was recently appointed as the next Indian High Commissioner to the North American country, Canada. Ajay Bisaria, who is to assume office shortly, is a 1987-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. Prior to this assignment, Bisaria was serving as India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan. After the special status of Jammu and ..

India & China Jointly ranked 80th in the Corruption Perception Index

India has been ranked at the 80th rank among 180 countries and territories in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), which is prepared by the non-profit organization Transparency International. India was ranked at the 78th place in the previous year’s ranking. The Corruption Perception Index was recently released during the Annual Meeting of the World Economic ..

Nuclear Capable Short Range Ballistic Missile ‘Ghaznavi’ test-fired by Pakistan

On Thursday, 23rd January 2020, Pakistan conducted a training launch of nuclear-capable short-range ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’, successfully. The surface-to-surface missile can strike targets up to 290 kilometers. The Pakistan Army’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)  announced that the training launch was part of the Field Training Exercise of the Army. The training aimed to ..

India ranked 51st in Democracy Index by EIU

London based the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released 2019 Democracy Index’s global ranking in which as per the report, India slipped 10 ranks to be placed in 51, this year. The overall score of India also came down to 6.90 from the earlier score of 7.23, the downtrend has been cited due to erosion ..

India improves to 72nd in Global Talent Competitiveness Index

In the recently released 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index, India has scaled up to eight places from the previous edition ranking to the 72nd rank. The list was topped by Switzerland, which emerged as the most talent-competitive nation of the world. The second rank was held by the United States followed by Singapore, Sweden, and ..