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The truth behind student union controversy

Ahmedabad: The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee said our premier institutions of higher education are the vehicles on which India has to propel itself into a knowledge society. These temples of learning must resound with creativity and free thinking. Those in Universities must engage in reasoned discussion and debate …

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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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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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Driving Sustainable Development: Developing Industry and Infrastructure

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]If we look at the list of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the ninth goal aims to, “build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation”. Let us first try to understand the broader meaning of the goal. To “develop sustainably” means to develop something in such a …

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Protecting Russia’s Strategic Interest’s: A Lone Wolf with Allies

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Over the years, the Russian Federation has gained significant importance on the globe. In this time, Russia’s past actions, which most of the West considers as “bold”, has given significant weightage to the country and increased their leverage. Now this being said, Russia’s leverage has been increased drastically, it …

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Growing Outreach: Combatting ISIS Recruitment in Middle East

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]ISIS, known to us by many names, including the Islamic State group, ISIL and Daesh, is an armed militant group operating heavily in Iraq and Syria. The group began its operations in 2004 after deflating from a much larger group Al-Qaeda, before rebranding itself ISIS almost two years ago. …

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Unsettled Ties & Socio-Economic Consequences: Russia & EU

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The topic I am addressing today, is a topic of great importance not just to the regions affected by it, but has affected the nations globally. It is something that has been discussed in the media for the last 6 months and it is something that has greatly impacted …

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