4 mn read Much awaited, good news for Pakistan; Financial Action Task Force (FATF) gave a green signal to exclude Pakistan from its ‘Gray List’. It is said in the FATF declaration that Pakistan has completed its task against money laundering and terror financing, soon FATF team will visit Pakistan and verify the actions done.
3 mn read India is emerging as a Start up Hub. In 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Index by Startup Blink ranked India 20th among 100 other countries on the list. Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru featured in top 20 cities globally for the same. The country’s position has improved from 81 to 48 in the Global Innovation Index 2020, which points to India’s developing potential. India’s performance in tech sector has been boosted up because of ‘Digital India’ campaign launched by Indian administration in 2015. Startups are adapting digital mode and providing online to Indians. Online shopping platforms to food platforms, entertainment to medical facilities, has changed the lifestyle of Indians.
3 mn read Jammu and Kashmir has been an acknowledged challenge for every Indian administration. After the partition, conflicts and disputes escalated and today the situation is outrageously out. Modi administration suddenly came up with an aggressive plan of action when Article 370 abrogated from Indian constitution in 2018, that ended special status of the state. Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi was criticized by the opposition and activists after, big sections of Hindu community and supporters of Bhartiya Janta Party expressed gratification and satisfaction with the decision. Hindus called it a revenge of 1990 genocide. The administration was applauded for taking an awaited step and gain massive popularity overnight.
6 mn read The government increased petroleum prices twice last week. Each time the per liter rate was raised by PKR 30, which means, in totality, there was an increase of PKR 60 in one week. This is the highest ever increment in fuel prices since Pakistan got freedom from the British Empire in 1947.
3 mn read Temperature in India is soaring higher and higher each day. Indian states are recording rise in temperature this season right from the beginning of March. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), average temperature across the country has witnessed a continuous jump since 1991. The information is released after analyzing and comparison of recorded temperature, extracted from 1981 to 2010. Director general of Meteorological department, M Mohapatra in a statement said, ‘The excess heat is increasing the moisture holding capacity of atmosphere during these seasons, leading to a spike in heavy and extremely heavy rainfall events.’ Weather department is warning of heatwave conditions throughout the month.
4 mn read During the pandemic, we all explored everything that we never thought of or did not got time to. People while sitting inside shuffled all kind of content on OTT platforms and discovered their fascination towards different culture, people, language and genres. Korean dramas are among one of those, that not only succeed in rise of viewership in India but also is leaving impact on people’s lifestyle. According to a Netflix report, from 2019 to 2020 the viewership has increased by 370%. Whereas, between 2020 to 2021, six Korean dramas remained on the ‘Top 10 trending ‘list. Crash landing on you, second season of kingdom, it’s okay to not be okay are some of them.
3 mn read Work from home is a new way of living people are adapting. Since the pandemic hit, we have replaced the way we use to conduct our lives with alternatives. Be it virtual grocery shopping or attending online school, wearing masks in public area or maintaining social distancing. Work from home is also one of them, that has been imposed by workplaces from last two years. Firms like HP, Apple Inc., Google, Twitter are already following work from culture whereas others are planning to make it permanent. Tata Steel, Facebook/Meta, Quora, Twitter are some of them.
8 mn read Since the Russian regime of Vladimir Putin launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the international community has been quick to condemn it. However, according to formerly secret Russian military documents recently released by the Ukrainian Intelligence Service, when Belarusian dictator and Putin’s ally Alexander Lukashenko was facing massive protests over the use of “election fraud” to extend his presidency back in 2020, Putin originally planned to invade and occupy Belarus to avoid the overthrow of Lukashenko’s regime. Putin’s regime has been working to support Lukashenko and cool the opposition since then. Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, a candidate for the 2020 presidential election in Belarus, answered questions about the situation in Belarus during a session with Eat News at an online event.