India

Aim to make India poverty-free by 2022: Niti Aayog

Rajiv Kumar, the newly-appointed vice-chairman of Niti Aayog, projected that India will be among the top three developed economies of the world if it continues to grow at 8 percent till 2047. Nov 4, 2017
Nasa: Ingredients for life at Saturns moon Enceladus Play

Nasa: Ingredients for life at Saturns moon Enceladus

Nasas Cassini spacecraft discovered hydrogen in the plume of gas and icy particles spraying from Saturns moon Enceladus. The discovery means the small, icy moon — which has a global ocean under its surface — has a source of chemical energy that could be useful for microbes, if any exist there. Nov 3, 2017
Myanmars Aung San Suu Kyi makes first visit to violence-hit Rakhine state Play

Myanmars Aung San Suu Kyi makes first visit to violence-hit Rakhine state

Myanmars leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in the countrys restive Rakhine state on Thursday (Nov. 2) on her first visit to the region following months of violence and mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims. More than 600,000 Rohingyas, termed as ethnic minorities in the country, have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh and India after the Myanmar army launched a massive offensive, blaming armed Rohingya militants of triggering violence in the region. Nov 2, 2017
Michael Fallon quits as U.K. Defence Secretary amid harassment claims Play

Michael Fallon quits as U.K. Defence Secretary amid harassment claims

The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has resigned from his position after being accused of harassment. A spokesperson for Fallon has confirmed that he put his hand on journalist Julia Hartley-Brewers knee during a dinner in 2002. Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Chief Whip Gavin Williamson to replace him.  Nov 2, 2017