• 17 November 2018

Analysis & Assessment

  •  Theresa May and Sheikh Hasina
    World

    Theresa May and Sheikh Hasina

    Synergia Foundation organised a round-table discussion with Professor James Mayall, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Cambridge University, who shared the stage with Krishnan Srinivasan, a former Foreign Secretary to the Government of India. The theme of the conference was “TWO FEMALE PRIME MINISTERS FACE CHALLENGES: THERESA MAY AND BREXIT & SHEIKH HASINA AND BANGLADESH...

 Migrant Caravan Reaches US Border Geopolitics

Migrant Caravan Reaches US Border

Hundreds of migrants arrive at the southern US Border mere days after US President Donald Trump signed a new regulation that restricts the entry of asylum seekers to the United States. Tens of thousands of Hondurans and other Central Americans have migrated north in recent years, fleeing...

Bangladesh scraps bid to repatriate 70000 Rohingyas World

Bangladesh scraps bid to repatriate 70000 Rohingyas

Mass protests among Rohingya minorities in Bangladesh halts efforts to send them back to Myanmar where they are treated in a deplorable manner. The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, concentrated in the western state of Rakhine. The Myanmar...

North Korea’s new tactical weapon Geopolitics

North Korea’s new tactical weapon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a “newly developed high-tech tactical” weapon, state media said on Friday, without specifying what kind of weapon was tested. The relationship between the US and North Korea has always been fractious. During the war between North and South Korea in 1950, US...

 Israeli Government’s Inner Conflict World

Israeli Government’s Inner Conflict

Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has officially resigned and his party is leaving the coalition. Lieberman’s party, Yisrael Beiteinu, is no longer part of PM Netanyahu's governing coalition, leaving the prime minister with a razor-thin majority of just 61 votes. The state of Israel was formed on 14 May 1948, to...

Advertisers react to report on Facebook General Interest

Advertisers react to report on Facebook

Several top marketers were openly critical of the tech giant, after an investigation detailing how Facebook's top executives made the company's growth a priority while ignoring and hiding warning signs over how its data and power were being exploited. Facebook, a social media...

Johnson & Johnson wins controversial trial World

Johnson & Johnson wins controversial trial

A California jury has cleared US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company’s talc-based products contain asbestos and caused her cancer. Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical device...

Millions of Brazilians Lose Healthcare World

Millions of Brazilians Lose Healthcare

Cuba’s health ministry rejected Jair Bolsonaro’s comments against the 20,000 Cuban health professionals that serve in Brazil as 'contemptuous and threatening’. They will now be stopping the programme that brings medical care to areas of extreme poverty in Brazil. Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right lawmaker...

Sabarimala verdict: faith vs rights General Interest

Sabarimala verdict: faith vs rights

The Supreme Court’s verdict comes just before the start of Vrischikam, the start of the Malayalam month that marks the beginning of the annual pilgrimage to Sabarimala Temple. SC will resume a public hearing of the review petition with newly appointed CJI Ranjan Gogoi on 22nd January 2019. The Sabarimala Temple is a pilgrimage site...

U.K. Cabinet Backs May’s Brexit Plan Geopolitics

U.K. Cabinet Backs May’s Brexit Plan

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain faced down hard-line critics and won the support of a divided cabinet for a plan to quit the European Union, preserving her push to avert an economically damaging rupture with the bloc in March 2019. On June 23rd, 2016, Britain narrowly voted to leave the European...

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IL&FS and the Indian Economy Indian Economics

IL&FS and the Indian Economy

The infrastructure lender IL&FS has raised concerns about the risk of loan defaults, causing a sharp drop in the benchmark Nifty index. As a major player in India’s non-banking financial sector, IL&FS’s difficulties in repaying its debts has significant..

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