China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017

China says, it will increase military spending by about 7 percent this year,as it vowed to guard against “outside meddling” in its territorial disputes, just days after Donald Trump outlined a boost to the US defence budget.  The increase in defence spending was announced by Fu Ying, the spokesperson of China’s parliament, the National People’s … Continue reading China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017

Historic city of Palmyra Re-captured from ISIS by Syrian troops with Russian support

Syrian troops backed by Russian jets on 2 March 2017 recaptured the historic city of Palmyra from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, the army and Iranian-backed militia advanced inside Palmyra on 2nd March. They recaptured the historic city after ISIS … Continue reading Historic city of Palmyra Re-captured from ISIS by Syrian troops with Russian support

Fossils Point to Life on Earth 4 Billion Years Ago

Scientists have discovered remains of microorganisms in Canada that are between 3.8 and 4.3 billion years old, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on the Earth. Tiny filaments and tubes formed by bacteria that lived on iron were found encased in quartz layers in the Nuvvuagittuq Supracrustal Belt (NSB) in Quebec, … Continue reading Fossils Point to Life on Earth 4 Billion Years Ago

Iran begins Strait of Hormuz navy drill amid tensions with US

Iran launched naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean on Sunday, as tensions with the United States escalated after U.S President Donald Trump put Tehran "on notice". Since taking office last month, Trump has pledged to get tough with Iran, warning the Islamic Republic after its ballistic missile test on … Continue reading Iran begins Strait of Hormuz navy drill amid tensions with US

WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement comes into effect

The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in Goods of World Trade Organisation (WTO) came into effect with its ratification by two-thirds members of WTO including India. The TFA in Goods was adopted by the WTO Members in 2014. It aims to streamline, simplify, standardise and ease customs procedures and norms. It will help to cut trade … Continue reading WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement comes into effect

7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star discover by Astronomers

Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington. This discovery outside of our solar system is rare because the planets have the winning combination … Continue reading 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star discover by Astronomers

1.4 million children at imminent risk of death in famines:UNICEF

Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency said Monday. People are already starving to death in all four countries, and the World Food Programme says more than 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months. … Continue reading 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death in famines:UNICEF

Trump appointed Lt. Gen. H.R McMaster as new NSA

U.S President Donald Trump has appointed Lt Gen Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new National Security Advisor following the ouster of Michael Flynn last week. Making the announcement at his residence in Florida, Mr. Trump described McMaster, currently Director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, as a man of tremendous talent and experience. Mr Trump … Continue reading Trump appointed Lt. Gen. H.R McMaster as new NSA