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In depth: Three countries rush to claim an underwater mountain

There’s a huge mountain range on earth which is not shown in any map you would see. And a number of countries have already started to fight over its ownership.  What is this hidden gem? Hidden below the North Pole in the Arctic region is Lomonosov Ridge. It is a vast mountain range running from […]

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World in stress due to new mutant Covid strain

Even as the world was ready to take a sigh of relief, a new variant of Covid virus has left countries in a tizzy. The new SARS-CoV-2 variant was revealed to be the reason behind the rapid surge in Covid-19 cases in South and East England. It is being referred to as VUI (Variant Under […]

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UK to go public with Covid 19 vaccine

Even as the world grapples with a second wave of Covid 19 infections, there’s a glint of good news during this festive season. The UK has become the first country in the world to approve a vaccine against Coronavirus. The Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been tested and would be ready to go public next week.  […]

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In depth: How Ethiopia’s civil war would affect Africa?

A prospective civil war in the African country Ethiopia may lead to a turmoil in the continent and the world. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has ordered his  troops to counter an allegedly violent attack by armed forces in the country’s northern Tigray region. Though this may seem the most immediate conflict, the truth is […]

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Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia-Azerbaijan sign peace deal

After weeks of conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Russia brokered peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan. More than 1,200 people have lost their lives as per the Nagorno-Karabakh authorities, while thousands have been displaced in the conflict. The peace deal, which was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenia’s prime minister Nikol Pashinyan, […]

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Covid 19: World panics under second wave

Even as all the eyes are peeled on the US Presidential Elections, the world has been battling another vicious campaign affecting our health. After weeks of respite, many countries went back to lockdown — some are following much stricter rules this time — in view of the second wave of Coronavirus infections.  The Chinese city […]

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In depth: ISS has competed 20 years in space, and we are still amazed!

It’s been 20 years since the International Space Station was launched in space and has been orbiting the earth. This artificial satellite has helped astronomers and researchers explore new vistas of the universe, while also making us understand the future of humankind in outer space. Let’s read more astounding facts about the ISS. The ISS […]

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In depth: Greece and Turkey standoff at Aegean Sea

While the world fights the pandemic, there are other battles shaping up in the eastern Mediterranean region. This week Greece announced that it is extending the wall which separates its borders from neighbour Turkey. The relations between NATO allies have only deteriorated this year with the issues of refugees, energy and political ideologies. Draining the […]

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Astronauts reach the Space Station in 3 hours!

Keeping Mumbai’s traffic in mind, there are chances that you may reach the International Space Station earlier than reaching Pune. Literally. Two astronauts travelled to the ISS in three hours, an unprecedented feat!  NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov lifted off as scheduled on October 14 from the Baikonur […]

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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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