Author: Jayani Bandara

I am Reading for B Ed in TESOL and working in Asiana Times as a journalist. committed and dedicated to work and hope these articles will help the reader to gain knowledge. Hope to make the public updated as much as possible

Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister of India, and he has made it his goal to create a hunger-free food India by 2022. With more than 22 million Indians below the poverty line, it will be an uphill climb for Modi’s government to achieve its goal. And that is not even taking into account the country’s farmer crisis. In many parts of rural India, people still rely on farming for earnings and food, but there is no water left for them to irrigate rice crops, nor are there any jobs in Delhi or Mumbai that can support their families. Without…

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Abstract Relations between Russia of Putin and Ukraine have been deteriorating for a long time, but now things may be coming to a head in the form of an “anti-terrorist” operation by the Ukrainian military. We’ll analyze what’s at stake in this conflict, including who is involved, why it all started (as far as we know), and how this recent development could possibly change things. Crimea bridge: Putin accuses Ukraine of “terrorism” A Crimean view from Sevastopol in February 2016. In recent history, Russia has seized control over Crimea, formerly part of Ukraine. After their seizure, they must have thought…

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Abstract On October 10, we celebrate World Mental Health Day, and as our understanding of mental health grows, so do we. Mental health has come a long way since the early 1990s, when the World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH) was officially established. Things have improved as a result of our increased self-awareness and sensitivity to them. Our language around mental health has improved as we learn that words like “crazy” and “lunatic” can be inadvertently hurtful and stigmatizing. While we’ve learned a lot, there is still so much more we as a society can do to evolve. THE HISTORY…

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Yesterday, the leaders of France and Germany met with their counterparts from Slovakia, Poland, Sweden, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic to rally against Putin’s Russia in Prague. This meeting comes after Moscow recently sent an ex-double agent to live out his last days in England. How did each react? “The participants agreed that the European Union needs to maintain this unity,” said President Emmanuel Macron. “We must not fall into a state of strategic stagnation but be aware that our common enemy is outside. The main objective is that we put forward a common position against Russia, which can be…

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Samsung warned its profits may take a 32% hit this year due to the slowdown in memory chip sales, according to Reuters. The tech firm is expecting a total revenue of 2.5 trillion won this year, which would be equivalent to $2 billion USD, but the lack of demand has led them to cut forecasts. How Samsung has been affected? This is the third consecutive revision it’s been making. It’s down from an earlier forecast made in October, which projected 4 trillion won ($3.6 billion USD) in operating profit. Samsung has been affected by reduced demand for memory chips, a…

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Britain’s government is exploring the option of implementing national electricity rationing in response to a growing risk of blackouts this winter. The Guardian reports that a first-time campaign to encourage the public to limit their energy use could start as early as next week. The move comes at a time when both National Grid, which operates the national power infrastructure, and UK Power Networks, which looks after London’s power supplies, are warning that there is an increasing chance of power shortages this winter. The critical overview to the energy storage  There are worries about supplies and high costs during the…

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Abstract  RWE, Germany’s largest power producer, will ditch coal by 2030. The company said that between now and then, it would shut down all of its remaining lignite-to-power plants and transfer their work to natural gas and renewable energy. It also plans to stop using power stations fueled by hard coal by 2023. The move towards the German economy  The move is expected to have a significant impact on the German economy, but it is part of an effort to assist Germany in meeting its ambitious targets of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 40% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.…

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Abstract: Heavy snowfall in the Indian Himalayas sparked an avalanche in the mountain state of Uttarakhand. More than 30 people are believed to be missing in one remote village. An avalanche buried a remote village in the Indian Himalayas, killing at least four people and leaving dozens of others missing. Warnings of an impending avalanche came on Friday as a result of heavy snowfall overnight. Locals took precautions to prepare for the snow, but they say there was no way to escape the mountain once it began moving at around 10 a.m. The village is located near Kedarnath, which is…

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Ukrainian forces have reportedly broken through the Dmytrivka-Marinkasection of the frontline in South Donbas towards Kherson. This was first reported by Eduard Basurin, Donetsk People’s Republic deputy defense minister. Independent sources or evidence from other Donbass towns will have to confirm the possible breakthrough. Any further developments will be updated in this article as they come in. What is Kherson? Kherson is a town in south Ukraine only 15 km (9 miles) away from Kherson. Dmytrivka is a village also in south Ukraine only 40 km (24 miles) away from Kherson. The breakthrough could have important implications for the…

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Things have been tense in Iran, with most of the protests happening in Tehran and several other cities. This has sparked a lot of opinions from the government and people alike on what is causing the riots, with many blaming Israel and America for inciting the violence. The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has finally chimed into these discussions and said that he believes some of this unrest can be traced back to Western sanctions against Iran. Critical overview of Iran  “The enemies have started their plan against Iran and they have pressured the Iranian people with economic…

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