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Chinese Imperialism: African Economy on Edge

Chinese investments have been rapidly increasing in Africa since their first involvement in 1990s, and by the early 2009, Africa became the largest trading partner with China. Their economic relationship was mutually benefitting, according to strategic experts and economists. Since 2009, China has expanded their budget for development in Africa. …

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Financing global Food Security: What Policy Maker needs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With scarce resources rapidly depleting, volatile climate, followed by rapidly growing population, food security has become a top agenda for many international communities today. Although, for many developing economies, agriculture is a primary source, rapid population has been a major concern for many international organizations, whereas regional and local governments …

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The Interpretation of Ramayana…As a Philosophy of Life…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Shri Digant Bhatt [Singapore] ‘Ra’ means light, ‘Ma’ means within me, in my heart. So, Rama means the Light Within Me..   Rama was born to Dasharath & Kousalya.   Dasharath means Ten Chariots.. The ten chariots symbolize the five sense organs & five organs of action..   Kousalya …

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Why A Woman As Next SG Of UN ?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Heera Lal [Public Servant( IAS) at Govt. of UP, India. Special Secretary Rural development] The United Nations (UN) is in the process of identifying its ninth Secretary General (SG). This time it is difficult, challenging and involving a huge stake due to two main reasons among others.  Hence, it …

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Growing demands of Energy: Looking out for an Asian integration

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] “The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them.” – Paul Hawken Not long ago, policy makers, UN diplomats, and environmental experts met to discuss the future of global energy supply followed by Earth’s sustainable environment. This summit in …

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The successor to Dr. Raghuram Rajan should not be a puppet of Government

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mrs.Summan R Agrawal [General Secretary, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress] The term of Dr. Raghuram Rajan is coming to an end on 4th September, 2016. He was considered to be an able Governor but recently he has announced that he wont be seeking a second term as the Chief of RBI. Whether it …

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Planning for a sustainable future: need for cooperation between UN & Non state actors

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It is important to understand that without identifying global partnerships, it is going to be very difficult to realize the goals of Post-2015 development agenda and without the necessary cooperation and coordination from regional, national and international organizations, the Sustainable Development Goals will not be achieved. Specifically, for this reason, …

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Alleviating urban poverty by rural development

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Rural development is one of the essential means in improving socio-economic conditions of the individuals living in isolation and in populated areas. For years now, rural development was understood as “institutional reforms in agriculture and forestry”, where as crucial aspects such as rural poverty and malnutrition was never discussed. With …

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Obama’s predicament: Closing the nuclear deal, a different way

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It was on August 6th, 1945, when the curtains of World War II fell, and so for the lives of millions when allied powers dropped the very first atomic bomb. The first bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. The intensity of the blast wiped out first 95% of the entire …

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War in Syria: Protecting Civilians, Defending Lives

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The Civil War is Syria is without a doubt, the worst humanitarian crisis mankind has seen since the second world war, leaving behind quarter million casualties (both wounded or missing), while displacing half of the entire Syrian population. Syria has become the largest battlefield and a sight of instigation …

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