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Thursday, August 18, 2022



Quixplained: Tensions between US, China and Taiwan over Nancy Pelosi's visit

August 06, 2022 8:31 am

US Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit has led to rising tensions over the status of an island that China claims as its own, but what is the stance of the US and India on Taiwan?

Quixplained: How to keep safe from Monkeypox

July 29, 2022 5:05 pm

Monkeypox is a viral infection that can spread among humans, and was recently declared a global public health emergency by the WHO.

Quixplained: As Mithali Raj retires from international cricket, a look at the records she holds

June 09, 2022 7:39 am

Mithali, a right-handed batter, will go down in history for her incredible run-scoring feats, including a record 7,805 runs to date in ODI matches, almost over 2,000 more than her closest rival, former England captain Charlotte Edwards.

Quixplained: Coal shortage and India's looming power crisis

May 03, 2022 12:53 pm

Why is there a coal shortage? Which states are worst hit? What happens now? Take a look.

Netflix's biggest loss in 10 years: a warning sign?

April 26, 2022 2:56 pm

Netflix lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter. Is this a warning sign? Does the company have an unstable future? How will it revive? What's the situation in India? Take a look:

Quixplained: What the hike in MCLR means for you

April 23, 2022 11:03 am

Why is there a hike in MCLR? How does a rise in MCLR affect you? What should be done?

Quixplained: How does India acquire forex?

April 07, 2022 10:19 am

How does India acquire foreign exchange? What is the Current Account Deficit? Instead of understanding each of these terms separately, it would be better to understand all of them at once, and more importantly, understand the way they are related to each other.

Imran Khan in trouble? Here's the math of the no-trust vote against the Pakistan PM

April 01, 2022 1:49 pm

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said he will "fight till the last ball", but does he have the numbers to stay in power? What happens if he loses?

Quixplained: Why Ukraine wants a no-fly zone, why is NATO reluctant?

March 22, 2022 4:32 pm

What is a no-fly zone? Why Ukraine does want a no-fly zone? Why is NATO reluctant?

Ukraine war: What are humanitarian corridors, and how safe are they?

March 19, 2022 6:13 pm

Humanitarian corridors: How safe are these corridors? Do they work? Where else have they been used?


Quixplained: What to keep in mind as gyms, fitness centres reopen

August 08, 2020 11:44 am

The government has allowed opening of yoga institutes and gymnasiums from August 5 as part of the ‘Unlock 3’ phase.

Quixplained: What is herd immunity, how it works

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

Herd immunity is a stage of an epidemic in which some members of a population group remain protected from infection because a majority of those around them have already developed immunity, either through vaccination or because they have been infected earlier.

Quixplained: What's new in the National Education Policy

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

National Education Policy or NEP is a comprehensive framework to guide the development of education in the country. A new policy usually comes along every few decades. The latest policy is India's third. It replaces the 1986 NEP, which was in place for 34 years.

Quixplained: How ‘corona’ of the virus changes into a hairpin shape — and why

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

The spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 — the ‘corona’ in the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 disease — has just revealed new secrets. Researchers have found that the spike protein changes its form after it attaches itself to a human cell, folding in on itself and assuming a rigid hairpin shape.

Quixplained: India's Rafale vs Pakistan's F16 and China's J20

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

The five Rafale fighter jets that land in Ambala on Wednesday morning will resurrect the Number 17 Golden Arrows squadron of the Indian Air Force. It will take the IAF’s squadron strength to 31. When all the 36 Rafale jets are delivered by 2022, it will take it to 32 squadrons, still well below the 42 squadrons of the sanctioned strength.