Last male Northern White Rhino dies in Kenya

The world’s last surviving male northern white rhino has died after months of poor health. Sudan, who was 45, lived at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was put to sleep on 19 March after age-related complications worsened significantly. Sudan’s death leaves only two females – his daughter and granddaughter – of the subspecies […]

India lost at least 115 tigers in 2017

India recorded 98 tiger deaths and 17 cases of seized bones, skins, and claws, resulting in an estimated total loss of 115 tigers in 2017. While some of them died due to natural causes, several were electrocuted, victims of poisoning, poaching, and road or rail accidents, or were caught in traps, according to data for […]

Smart City Mission - Journey So Far

Smart City Project – An Envision by the BJP Government: The Smart Cities Mission (SCM) is one of the major urban development programme initiated by the BJP government in 2015. This innovative and new initiative by the Government of India aims to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling […]

‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Three Billboards’ win big at Critics’ Choice

The 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards gave four awards to overall Best Picture winner ‘The Shape of Water’, with ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing’ and Missouri close behind it. Guillermo del Toro’s romantic fantasy thriller The Shape of Water added to its trophy cabinet with four further wins at the 23rd Critics’ Choice Awards on January […]

5 Business Trends That Will Drive Success in 2018

2017 is in our rear-view mirror, so it’s time to look upto the trends of 2018 that will change how we do business. For instance, in conventions and keynote speech engagements, it can be noticed that the participating crowds keep getting younger, smarter, innovative and focussed, regardless of the industry vertical. While it’s no secret […]

March 2018: Indian Festivals and Events Guide

As the heat of summer approaches, the number of events in India dwindles. However, there are a few festivals that will be a highlight of your trip. If you’re spending time in India in March, there are places where you should head to, in order to catch most of the action. There are plenty of […]

Saudi Arabia – Transition towards a liberalized economy

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the main players in the Arab world. It also plays a prominent role in the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Being a sovereign Arab state in the Western Asia and the second-largest state in the Arab world, Saudi Arabia witnessed historic changes in the year […]

BJP & Gujarat – 6 times the winner

The 14th Gujarat Legislative Assembly election 2017 was held on December 09 and 14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP, which came to power in Gujarat for the sixth time, faced a tough battle against a renewed Congress under the leadership of newly elected party president Rahul Gandhi. Amidst all the pomp and glory, the election […]

Gujarat Elections – Predictions vs. Actual Results

As the tenure of the current legislative assembly in Gujarat expires in January 2018, assembly elections in the state were held between Dec 09 and Dec 14, 2017. The BJP had won consecutively for the past 5 tenures while leaving behind the oppositions in dust literally. With a sealed victory this time, the party is […]

Current and emerging investor threats for 2018

Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann has issued a list of current and emerging threats facing investors in 2018, along with a reminder that in the age of technological innovation, it is more important than ever for consumers to take the time to investigate before they invest their money. The top threats were […]