Tag Archives: India

04Jun/24

How is BRICS (Brazil, Russia,India,China,South Africa) bloc doing so far?

June 4, 2024 /Economy/ — The BRICS bloc has been in the news recently due to a significant development: it doubled its membership in January 2024. Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates were all invited to join Atlantic Council. This expansion has the potential to reshape the bloc’s influence, but it also comes with challenges. Continue reading

02Jan/24

2024: The year of democratic elections

Jan. 2, 2024 /Politics/ — 2024 is shaping up to be a bumper year for elections! Here are some noteworthy examples beyond the UK and USA: Continue reading

21Dec/23

2024: Elections, AI and disinformation

By Adam Smith | Tech correspondent

21 Dec 2013 /Thomson Reuters Foundation/ —  2024 is set to be a record-breaking year for elections, with voters in more than 50 countries heading to the polls including the United States, India and Mexico. Continue reading

03Oct/23

Flutterwave launches Engineering Mobility Program in India for its Nigeria-based engineering team in collaboration with Capgemini

Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company, today announced its plan to launch an inaugural Engineering Mobility Program in India with the support of Capgemini, a global leader in business and technology transformation services. Flutterwave’s Nigeria and UK-based engineering team will work with Capgemini’s extensive technology talent in Bangalore to share industry best practices and nurture the next-generation workforce. This collaboration will see Capgemini draw upon its deep domain expertise to enhance Flutterwave’s product delivery via a new cloud service provider. Continue reading

20Aug/23

England is a beautiful country

England is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture. However, there are some reasons why some people might not like England.

  • England’s colonial past: England has a long history of colonialism, which has led to resentment in some countries. For example, the British Empire colonized India for over 200 years, and this period is still remembered with bitterness by many Indians.
  • England’s perceived arrogance: Some people perceive English people as being arrogant or condescending. This stereotype may be due to England’s history as a global power, or it may simply be a reflection of the British sense of humor, which can sometimes be misunderstood.
  • England’s weather: England’s weather is often overcast and rainy, which can be a turn-off for some people.
  • England’s food: English food is not always considered to be the most exciting or flavorful. However, there are many great restaurants in England serving food from all over the world.

Of course, not everyone who dislikes England dislikes it for these reasons. Some people simply don’t like the English accent, or they find British culture to be too different from their own. Ultimately, whether or not someone likes England is a matter of personal preference.

Here are some perspectives from English people on why some people might hate England:

  • “Some people might hate England because of our colonial past. We did a lot of bad things in the name of empire, and those actions still have repercussions today.”
  • “Others might hate us because they think we’re arrogant. We can be a bit too proud of our history and culture, and that can come across as arrogance.”
  • “And then there are those who just don’t like our weather. It’s true, it’s not always the best. But we make up for it with our sense of humor!”

Ultimately, whether or not someone hates England is a matter of personal opinion. There are many reasons why someone might dislike England, but there are also many reasons to love it.

25Jul/23

Women storm climate leadership

By Alister Doyle | Climate Correspondent

July 25, 2023 /Environment/ — Since it was set up in 1988, the U.N.’s prestigious panel of climate scientists has been led by men – a Swede, an Anglo-American, an Indian and a South Korean.

That 35-year all-male run may end this week when governments pick a new chair for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at a meeting in Nairobi from July 25-28. Continue reading

18Jul/23

Kamala Harris grew up in Kamwala Town, Lusaka in Zambia

July 17, 2023 /Politics/ — Kamala Harris was born in Oakland, California, and Hakainde Hichilema was born in Monze, Zambia. However, they have both visited Zambia and have expressed an interest in the country. In March 2023, Kamala Harris visited Zambia as part of a tour of Africa. She met with President Hichilema and other officials to discuss issues of democracy, governance, and economic development. Hakainde Hichilema has also visited the United States on several occasions. In 2019, he met with then-Vice President Mike Pence to discuss trade and investment opportunities between the two countries. Continue reading

07Jul/23

How holidaying in developing countries affects local inequality

A few years ago, one of us (Alex) went for a vacation to the Dominican Republic. The motivation was similar to millions of other tourists every year: escape the daily routine, enjoy the sun and beaches, and gather some strength to face another cold winter.

Unfortunately, a few things weren’t very conducive to a happy break. The staff at the mammoth hotel were making as little as US$1 (£0.79) for a 12-hour shift. Worse, most of them lived in a shanty town nearby. They had no sewers and no reliable electricity.

The hotel also exploited its power over local farmers to procure food exceedingly cheaply. Schools were overcrowded and many children dropped out to work in businesses like these hotels and farms, perpetuating the cycle.

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