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Obama’s Speech in Kenya is a Huge Win for Gender Empowerment

This Sunday, President Obama addressed 5,000 Kenyans in Nairobi in a powerful speech aimed at Kenya’s democratic elements for success in the 21st century. His speech covered three main points focusing on empowering women, fighting terrorism and resisting corruption. Inspiring, motivational, bold and incredibly articulate, Obama did a fantastic job in sparking a desire for change when it comes to ...

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What is Twitter saying about Earth 2.0?

On Thursday NASA announced Earth 2.0, a new planet called Kepler 452B with conditions similar to Earth. Twitterati had varied reactions to Earth 2.0. Here are some of them: Get the travel agent ready "Going on holiday mate" "Sick where to? Greece, Florida…?" "Nah, Earth 2.0 m8" — Δ Jack Llwelyn Δ (@JackThomas1997) July 24, 2015 Modifying the planet International Modi goes ...

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Architecture: how public space in India was refined by Charles Correa and Nek Chand Saini

[Iain Jackson,The Conversation] In a single week this June, the world of architecture lost two artists who celebrated modern India through buildings, landscape, sculpture and gardens. Charles Correa, India’s best known architect, died on June 16 in Mumbai. Nek Chand Saini, the creator of the Rock Garden in Chandigarh, died on June 12. A self-taught artist, he created art work ...

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Insuring nuclear suppliers using Indian tax payers’ money – how nationalist is diluting liability, Mr. PM?

|By Kumar Sundaram|Dianuke| On the eve of India’s Republic Day, the Modi government has announced that it will arm-twist the public-owned General Insurance Company(GIC) to provide insurance cover for the nuclear suppliers. Though the exact details are still not clear, the media reports suggest that the Indian government has found a roundabout way to placate the US nuclear suppliers’ like ...

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A New Macroeconomic Strategy

|By Jeffrey. D. Sachs| NEW YORK – I am a macroeconomist, but I dissent from the profession’s two leading camps in the United States: the neo-Keynesians, who focus on boosting aggregate demand, and the supply-siders, who focus on cutting taxes. Both schools have tried and failed to overcome the high-income economies’ persistently weak performance in recent years. It is time ...

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