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In depth: Why are Armenia and Azerbaijan at war?

Armenia and Azerbaijan are at loggerheads for more than four decades now. But the tensions escalated last month when Armenia declared martial law and moved its military to borders after claiming that Azerbaijan launched army operations in Nagorno-Karabakh. Though the situation is under control right now, the region is sitting on a ticking atom bomb. […]

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In depth: Who are Uighurs, and why is China keeping them in camps?

For years now, people have been reporting mistreatment of Uighurs by Chinese government but over the past few months the international concerns and focus have grown due to reports of illegal imprisonment of this ethnic group. Before we talk about the issue, let’s know who Uighurs are. Who are Uighurs? Unlike most of the Chinese, […]

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Earth’s not enough, China too flies toward Mars

It seems the earth is not enough to contain the rivalry between the US and China.   China launched a rover to Mars, a journey coinciding with a similar US mission as the powers take their rivalry into deep space. The two countries are taking advantage of a period when Earth and Mars are favourably aligned […]

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What is the Indo-China dispute? 

On the intervening night of June 15-16, a standoff between India and China was witnessed for the first time in more than four decades. The fight was not fought with guns but it was hand-to-hand combat at one of the highest battle fronts. India lost its 20 army personnel, while China has still not disclosed […]

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Has Mount Everest shrunk? 

A team of climbers is on its way to summit Mount Everest this week to measure whether it has grown or shrunk. Movement of the Earth’s tectonic plates can change the height of the summit, while measurements that take into account snow and ice can vary, even day to day. A large earthquake is thought […]

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World has seen more than 5 million Covid cases already, India crosses 1 lac 

The number of Coronavirus cases in the world has crossed the 5-million mark, even as India reported more than 1,00,000 cases.  The United States, Russia, the UK, Spain, Italy and France continue to see cases rising. Death toll in America is as high as the positive cases in many countries.  But more and more nations […]

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Covid 19: US records highest number of cases, Spain may be next Italy 

The United States of America became the country with the highest number of positive Coronavirus patients even as New York remains the hotspot for the virus in the country.  In the US alone, more than 2,15,000 people have been tested positive and more than 4,500 have succumbed to the virus.  Globally, more than 940,000 cases […]

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China bans consumption and trade of wild animals 

A strict ban on the consumption and farming of wild animals is being rolled out across China in the wake of the deadly coronavirus epidemic, which is believed to have started at a wildlife market in Wuhan. China’s top legislature said it will immediately ban the trade and consumption of wild animals, in a fast-track […]

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Chinese played polo with donkeys! 

Not all news from China is about Coronavirus, there is some discovery as well. Archaeologists in China have unearthed a tomb belonging to a 9th-century noblewoman who was buried alongside her donkeys, which she likely rode while playing an ancient version of polo. New research describes the tomb of Cui Shi, an Imperial Chinese noblewoman […]

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Covid 19: Indian cases cross 650, world reels under virus 

The total number of COVID-19 patients in India has crossed 650. With Tamil Nadu witnessing its first coronavirus casualty, the death toll in the country has climbed to 13. Of these active cases, 602 are Indians and 47 are foreign nationals. A total of 43 patients have been cured so far, according to the Ministry […]