Author: Sharvi Dave

I am a traveler who lives in the world created by the book I am reading at that time. I have been told that when am immersed in the words of a book not even an earthquake can pull me away. Other than being an avid reader I am a rookie pilot, a clumsy dancer and an amateur baker.

Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has far-reaching global benefits. Among the key questions that have become known are the changing nature of US priorities in Asia and the Middle East and the fear of the Taliban holding jihadist groups — terrorists worldwide. Both questions inextricably link with geopolitics in the broader region of Southwest Asia. Development in Afghanistan has historically been widespread due to the central Afghanistan region connecting the Arab and Persian areas with Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Apart from the landscape, cultural connections and religious networks have played their part. One of the Soviet invasion consequences was…

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An Iranian oil tanker bound for Lebanon was on board in the Red Sea on Friday ahead of the final voyage to Syria, which is expected to be the most extensive test in US sanctions against two regional enemies. The tank is expected to arrive at the Syrian port Baniyas early next week, in defiance of US sanctions banning oil exports from Iran and imports to Syria, both of which were below US trade strict sanctions. The imminent arrival is welcomed by a Lebanese military group that has transformed its political alliance, Hezbollah, to solve the energy crisis that has…

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Death toll increase to 44 due to flash floods caused by Hurricane Ida Three days after Hurricane Ida crashed in Louisiana, its remnants swept through at least four states in the northeastern United States the day before, causing heavy rains and severe flooding that washed away cars, lined the ground, and flights from Virginia to New England. The flash floods killed at least 43 people across New York, New Jersey and two other countries in attacks that ended on Thursday and became a frightening climate change signal for new forms of violence. “I’m 50 years old,” said Metodija Mihajlov,” and…

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WHO Chief scientist says India might be entering the endemic stage of COVID World Health Organization (WHO) senior scientist, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, said on Wednesday that India could have reached a certain level of endemicity according to the general COVID-19 situation. What is an endemic stage? When a disease-carrying virus gets confined to a particular population and causes recurrent outbreaks, the area has entered a stage of endemic. It is different from the epidemic stage, where it overwhelms the people with the fear of getting infected. Here, the population are resigned to the fact that there is a chance they…

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India gets its first smog tower installed in Delhi India took steps this Monday towards purifying its polluted air by unveiling its first smog tower at its capital city Delhi. The highrise is built in Delhi’s Connaught Place, one of the world’s most polluted cities. It was unveiled by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and is a milestone for India’s endeavour in climate control. What does the smog tower constitute? The highrise is 24 meters high, almost as tall as an eight-storey building. It constitutes a lower 18-meter concrete tower and a canopy 6 meters in height mounted on top of…

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India is the third largest podcast consumer Lockdowns have lifted, but it has left a lasting impact. It has changed not only the way people are working but also the entertainment they are vying for. Towards the end, tired of watching multiple series, movies, or even tik-talks, many looked for ways to spend their time without having to strain their eyes. Podcast, though a relatively new concept, has spread like wildfire amongst the people. Mostly everyone at this point has listened to a podcast. Especially with lockdowns springing up each way you turn and demand different entertainment options on the…

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Infosys CEO summoned by the finance minister after weeks-long unresolved glitches in the tax portal. Infosys’ new income tax portal was supposed to be fully operational from June 7. But it was not fully accessible over the two months after its launch, which angered many. The outraged Finance Department summoned the CEO and CEO of Infosys Salil Parekh to explain personally to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in person on August 23. About the new income tax portal In 2019, Infosys was awarded a contract to develop a next-generation tax payment system to reduce processing time from 63 days to one…

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In his Independence Day speech, PM Modi announced the government’s plan to launch a 100 lakh crore initiative to boost infrastructure and manufacturing. On India’s 75th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his speech from the ramparts of the red fort, broadcasted that the government will be launching the ‘PM Gati Shakti Master Plan’. It is a 100 lakh crore initiative to boost the manufacturing sector with aims to be a global competition and holistic infrastructure, which will generate great massive employment opportunities for the youth. What is the Gati Shakti “This plan,” he said on Sunday, “will be…

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The uproars during in the Parliament continuous as the opposite party continuous creating havoc in both houses. Parliamentarians in the Lok Sabha during the Monsoon Parliament Session , in New Delhi, Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (PTI) The Parliament’s monsoon session started on July 19 and witnessed many roadblocks during their discussions. These roadblocks come in the form of interruptions by the opposite party who, taking a page from the ruling party, has been creating uproars by constant objections on farmers’ concern against the farm laws, the pegasus issue and the Centre’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and inflation. The Parliament,…

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In a bid to reassure Afghans, the Taliban makes five promises. Two decades after US troops forced the Taliban to leave the Afghanistan Capital; the militants recaptured Kabul last week. This astonishing power move took less than a month. The militants streamed across Afghanistan and were at the Capital gates in just ten days. A year after the US signed a peace deal with the Taliban in February 2020 – where the US agreed to free 5,000 Taliban prisoners and withdraw their troops while the Taliban militants decided to take measures to prevent al-Qaeda or any militant group from using…

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