World Hemophilia Day: 17 April 2013


World Hemophilia Day was observed on 17 April 2013 across the world. The day is observed to advocate for the global efforts to ensure appropriate care and treatment of diseases, which are the… Continue reading

Special Forces in India (Feature)


Hunting Terrorists Historically, Indian Special Forces have been used for direct action type of roles during conventional wars. The hierarchal understanding of trans-border employment of Special Forces in India is short distanced physical… Continue reading

Pulitzer Prize 2013 (Letters, Drama, and Music)


The winners of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for 2013 were announced yesterday, with the awards to be officially given in a ceremony in May. The Pulitzer Prize is awarded for excellence in journalism… Continue reading

President of Egypt Dr. Mohamed Morsy’s Visit To India


  The President of Egypt Dr. Mohamed Morsy visited India from 18 March 2013 to 20 March 2013. He was accompanied by his senior ministers as well as business delegation. It is important… Continue reading

5th BRICS Summit 2013,Durban


South Africa hosted the fifth BRICS Summit from 26 to 28 March 2013 at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC). This will complete the first cycle of BRICS summits. The central area of… Continue reading

Mercury- Environmental Implications (Essay)


Mercury is the only liquid state metal, which finds very wide commercial application in industries, electrical appliances, mercurial catalysts, healthcare sector for extensive , seed treatment, laboratory reagents etc. Because of extensive use… Continue reading

2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize


Toyo Ito, a 71 year old architect whose architectural practice is based in Tokyo, Japan, will be the recipient of the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize. It was announced today by Thomas J. Pritzker,… Continue reading

SINAI: The Middle East’s New Hot Spot


On 03 November 2012, three Egyptian policemen were killed in the city of Al Arish by unknown gunmen, in a trend of increasing unrest in the Sinai Peninsula. Earlier, on 4 August 2012,… Continue reading

COPENHAGEN ACCORD (Backgrounder)


The Copenhagen Accord, the first global agreement of the 21st century to comprehensively influence the flow and share of natural resources, was agreed upon by 26 most influential countries in the wee hours… Continue reading

New Egypt’s Democracy Woes – Challenges for President Morsi


The most dangerous moment for a bad government is usually when it begins to reform itself. – Alexis de Tocqueville The perversity thesis: Any purposive action to improve some feature of the political,… Continue reading

Man Asian Literary Prize 2012


Tan Twan Eng was announced tonight as the winner of the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize, becoming the first Malaysian author to win Asia’s most prestigious literary prize. The author won with his… Continue reading

Basel Committee (Backgrounder)


The Basel Committee on banking supervision provide a forum for regular cooperation on banking supervision matters. Its objective is to enhance understanding of key supervisory issues and improve the quality of banking supervision… Continue reading