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Ceasefire in Philippines

The President of Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, recently declared ceasefire with the insurgent forces in the country, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. About the Rebellion The ongoing rebellion/ insurgency, called the CPP-NPA-NDF Rebellion, has been going on for more than half a century. It is one of the longest running rebellion in Asia. It is ..

Typhoon Phanfone struck the Philippines

A times magazine article back in 2013 termed the Philippines as the most exposed country in the world to tropical storms. Typhoons have struck the Philippines at any month of the year over the last decade. The archipelagic country located in Southeast Asia was struck by a typhoon on Christmas day, 25th December 2019 causing ..

Analysis of the Global Climate Risk Index 2020

The most affected countries in the year 2018 as per the 15th index of Global Climate Risk were Japan, the Philippines, and Germany. Comparison of the most affected countries Index ranking of 2018 with their ranking in 2017: Japan was the most affected country in 2018 as per the index, in 2017 japan was placed ..

Syria is the Top Refugee Originating Country and has the Highest Internal Population of Displaced People

According to the “World Migration Report 2020” published by the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration(IOM), a total of 41.3 million people were forced to leave their homes by the end of 2018 as per IOM’s internal displacement monitoring center. Syria with 6.1 million, has the highest internal population of displaced people in the world, followed ..

India Highest Recipient of International Remittances in 2018

The World Migration Report 2020 published by the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration has reported India as the top beneficiaries of international remittances in the world. According to the report published on 27, November 2019, a total of USD 689 billion has been sent back home by the migrants as international remittances in the year ..

GoI and ADB sign USD 451 Million Loan Agreement to Strengthen Power Connectivity in Tamil Nadu

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India (GoI) have signed a USD 451 Million(approx Rs 3,200 crore) Loan Agreement for strengthening the power connectivity between the northern and the southern parts of the Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC). CKIC will also build an operational capacity for Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation(TANTRANSCO), for which ADB ..

Global Peace Index 2019

Global Peace Index 2019 by the Australian think tank Institute for Economics & Peace ranks countries on their level of peacefulness based on three thematic domains: Level of societal safety and security. Extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict. Degree of militarisation. Findings of the Index Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world ..

Philippines warns China to back off the disputed island

Philippines President Duterte has warned China to back off the disputed island in South China sea. The Chinese presence in the South China Sea is increasing and has been warned by adjacent countries. It has also received criticism all over the world. China, Philippines, Brunei, Taiwan, Malaysia and Vietnam have been claiming various islands and ..