India at The 2018 Asian Games

The 2018 Asian Games is the 18th edition of the continental Games. It is the first time that the sporting extravaganza is being co-hosted by two cities. Jakarta and Palembang are the two Indonesian cities that are hosting the Games. This edition will be held from 18th August to 2nd September 2018 and will see around 10,000 athletes from 45 countries competing in 58 disciplines. Indonesia is hosting the Asian Games for the second time after the Jakarta Asian Games in 1962. Here is a list of all the Indian…

Read More

Turkey will pursue non-dollar transactions in trade: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at the United States for behaving like “wild wolves,” saying Ankara would pursue non-dollar transactions in trade with Russia and other countries. According to Press TV, Erdogan said in an address to a business forum in Bishkek on Sunday during a visit to Kyrgyzstan “America behaves like wild wolves. Don’t believe them.” He added that negotiations were underway between Turkey and Russia over using national currencies instead of the US dollar in bilateral trade ties. The US has imposed punitive economic measures…

Read More

US-trained militants to attack Syria’s central city of Palmyra: Russian military

The Russian Defense Ministry says newly-obtained information from captured militants has revealed that the US-trained militants are set to conduct a terrorist attack on Palmyra, a city in Syria’s central province of Homs, almost a year after it was liberated from the clutches of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group. According to the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation, part of the Russian Defense Ministry, the information was received from two militants of the Lions of the East Army group, affiliated with the so-called Free Syrian Army, a Turkish-backed militia fighting against Damascus.…

Read More

Several casualties as car bombing rocks Somalia’s capital

A car bomb has exploded in Hawlwadag district of Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, leaving multiple casualties. Media sources have said that at least one person was killed and more than a dozen others were wounded in Sunday’s huge blast. Police say at least six people have been killed, including soldiers, civilians and the assailant, and a dozen injured.The casualties also include young students from a nearby school. According to media reports citing eye witness accounts, the explosives-laden car was trying to speed through a checkpoint but was stopped by security forces,…

Read More

How Harmful Are Energy Drinks : Britain proposes energy drinks ban for children

The sale of energy drinks could be banned in England to anybody under 18, amid fears they are damaging children’s health, the prime minister has said. The government has launched a public consultation on its plans to make it illegal to sell the drinks to children. Energy drinks contain high levels of sugar and caffeine and have been linked to obesity and other health issues. The government is asking for views on what age the ban should apply to, but gave under 16 and under 18 as options. Scotland, Northern…

Read More

Goats ‘drawn to happy human faces’

Scientists have found that goats are drawn to humans with happy facial expressions. The result suggests a wider range of animals can read people’s moods than was previously thought. The researchers showed goats pairs of photos of the same person, one of them featuring an angry expression, and the other a happy demeanour. The goats made a beeline for the happy faces, the team reports in the journal Royal Society Open Science. The result implies that the ability of animals to perceive human facial cues is not limited to those…

Read More

Self-driving car in minor crash : Apple

A self-driving car owned by Apple was involved in an accident, California’s road authority has confirmed. The car, a modified Lexus RX450h with autonomous sensors, was rear-ended by a human driver in a Nissan Leaf. Humans were unhurt, but the machines suffered moderate damage. Apple’s car is understood to be part of an ambitious but secretive programme – Project Titan. Apple has not commented on the 24 August collision, understood to be the company’s first. Speculation as to what the project seeks to achieve ranges from a fully-fledged Apple car…

Read More

How a ‘genocide’ was investigated :Myanmar Rohingya

BBC Report: Indiscriminate killing; villages burned to the ground; children assaulted; women gang-raped – these are the findings of United Nations investigators who allege that “the gravest crimes under international law” were committed in Myanmar last August. Such was their severity, the report said, the army must be investigated for genocide against the Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine state. The investigators’ conclusions came despite them not being granted access to Myanmar by the government there, which has since rejected the report. This is how the investigators came to their conclusions.…

Read More