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China defends Tiananmen Crackdown

China has defended crackdown on protesters around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 30 years ago. Chinese Defence Minister at the Shangri-La Dialogue called the protests by students and workers demanding democratic changes and the eradication of corruption in 1989 as political turbulence and said that the government took decisive steps to stop the turbulence. Tiananmen Protests Tiananmen ..

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Man Examined for Nipah in Kerala

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is investigating a sample from a man in Kerala who is suspected to be carrying the Nipah virus. Kerala was one of the affected states by the Nipah virus last year. Nipah Virus Nipah virus infection causes a range of clinical presentations, from asymptomatic infection (subclinical) to acute ..

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IMD World Competitiveness Rankings 2019

The IMD World Competitiveness Rankings are released by the IMD Business School evaluate countries on their ability to foster an environment where enterprises can achieve sustainable growth, generate jobs and increase welfare for its citizens. It takes into account 235 indicators with a wide range of statistics such as unemployment, GDP and government spending on ..

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Global Childhood Report

The Global Childhood Report by UK-based non-profit organisation, Save the Children quotes the following data about India: There was an overall improvement in India s childhood index score. India moved up by 137 points i.e. from 632 points in 2000 to 769 points in 2019. The share of child brides in India was 30% in ..

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Switzerland removed from US currency watchlist

The Trump administration has recently removed India and Switzerland from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners. Both the countries were removed from the list because for two consecutive reports they had both met only one of three criteria necessary for inclusion on the monitoring list. According to the report, India had a significant ..

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