After much speculation, the Big Four Accounting firms - Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst and Young, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers – are finally being investigated for anti-competitive practices. Despite ardent protests, the companies are now facing a much-needed inquiry, giving hope to the demands for structural change..
Global waste generation is expected to double by 2050 given the current system in many regions. As the damaging effects of waste become more apparent, many countries and communities are taking active steps to mitigate the situation and change the global trend. The world’s waste management problem..
A technique described online in Science this week promises to detect and potentially locate earthquakes using Seafloor fiber optic cables. Tsunami’s are unpredictable, travel faster than commercial jets and can carry 20 tonne rocks as far as 180 metres inland. According to the National Geophysical..
A bill proposed in the US Senate, officially called the Ban F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Sales to Turkey Act, calls for the prohibition of the sale or transfer of F-35 aircraft and any related intellectual property or technical data to Turkey.
In Greek mythology, Ekecheria was the personification of truce, armistice, and cessation of hostilities. She was honored every year at the Olympic Games when a truce was declared among the states of Greece for the duration of the Olympic Games to ensure the safety of the athletes.
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in reading. Kids with dyslexia have trouble reading accurately and fluently. They may also have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling and writing. However, a new font claims to clear the way through the digital letter landscape, making it accessible for everyone.
Afghanistan: A Story of Statelessness- With Persia to its west and the Indian subcontinent to its east, the area that comprises modern Afghanistan has always stood between great empires.
In the last century, oil has become the most reliable and effective source of energy for our rapidly industrializing global community. Oil- producing nations play a key role in global efficiency with their significant contribution to electricity and transportation. But do they still retain their importance?
This article explores 3 examples of dictators from 3 continents and their terrible childhood experiences and try to extrapolate on how those experiences may have the shaped the man that would go on to commit atrocities while in power.
The Doomsday Clock has moved closer to midnight, from two-and-a-half minutes to two minutes. In announcing the decision, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists cited “the failure of President Trump and other world leaders to deal with looming threats of nuclear war and climate change.
The United Nations released the first ever report on human rights violations in Kashmir, asserting that the Indian armed forces have used excessive force in Kashmir with many civilians killed and wounded since 2016. The report, released on 14th June, details human rights violations on both sides of the Line of Control..
Amidst the outcry over Brexit, a curveball in the form of French Elections has thrown the European Union into distress. In the run-up to vote, attention from both inside and outside France has focused on the political and economic consequences of a Potential Frexit from the European Union or the euro currency.
On 09 Mar 17, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed that they remained open for a joint venture with Russia, for the design and production of the FGFA. However, this time in addition to other criteria, there are two specific requirements.
On 28 Feb 17, Bloomberg reported that the PMO and Finance Ministry were discussing a proposal to sell the government’s majority stake in Air India, the country’s national carrier. By bringing in a strategic partner, the government hopes to turnaround the loss-making airline.
On 27 Feb 17, London Stock Exchange (LSE) announced that their US$ 31 billion merger with Deutsche Borse, was unlikely to be approved by the European Union (EU). The merger was announced last year, to create a giant trading powerhouse that could better compete with US rivals.