The Krishna river dispute took a new turn this week, when Maharashtra and Karnataka CMs agreed to jointly oppose Andhra Pradesh’s application seeking a relook at the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal’s 2010 order on water distribution between the riparian states.
Naoroji’s lasting intellectual contribution was to expound the 'Drain Theory'. He was closely involved with the Indian National Congress in its early phase, and served as the first Indian member of the British parliament.
In a career spanning over five decades, Piëch was known for making technological advancements in his cars a key priority, while at the same time maintaining a management style that many thought was ruthless and authoritarian.
As an increasing number of people, governments, and international forums such as the G7 are now closely observing the environmental catastrophe, fingers are being raised towards the policies of Brazil’s newly elected leader, Jair Bolsonaro.
The G7 or 'Group of Seven' are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It is an intergovernmental organisation that was formed in 1975 by the top economies of the time as an informal forum to discuss pressing world issues.
It will now be up to President Sergio Mattarella to try to find a solution to the political crisis. Conte, a lawyer with no political affiliation, was considered a voice of reason in the 5-Star/League coalition and has good relations with Mattarella.
The current instability follows a unique event: the voting out of a government in power for the first time in Sikkim’s history. Since joining India in 1975, Sikkim has seen its government changed only twice -- in both cases, the government had fallen before the new one was voted in.
Under the new rules, Saudi women would be able to travel abroad without needing to seek approval from their male guardians. They would also be able to apply for a passport by themselves upon turning 21. The reforms place Saudi women on a par with the men with regard to the freedom to travel.
New Delhi had been one of the first powers to recognise the Baathist regime when it came to power, and Baghdad, in turn, had consistently maintained a pro-India stance, especially during the era when the rest of the region was seen to have gravitated towards Pakistan.
While successive US administrations have encouraged India and Pakistan to resolve their differences through dialogue, some officials have from time to time suggested the possibility of mediation by Washington.
The top office in Malaysia is known as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, which literally means ‘He Who is Made Lord’– referring to its elective nature, and has a tenure of five years. Malaysia’s system of elected monarchy is the only one of its kind in the world.
On one of his visits to the country, Johnson called India "a wonderful, beautiful, and thriving country". He was also reported to have referred appreciatively to PM Modi as a "firecracker" and a "political phenomenon".
Cesar Pelli, the Argentinian architect who earned international fame for designing the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, died at an age of 92 on Friday in the United States. Here are some of his most imposing creations.
The INF Treaty was signed between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987, in which both powers agreed to destroy two categories of lethal missile systems from their own stocks as a means to decelerate the nuclear arms race.
The debate around court etiquette in India took a new turn on Monday as a Full Court of the Rajasthan High Court resolved to censure the salutations “My Lord” and “Your Lordship” from courtroom protocol– a practice that has been inherited from British rule.
A World Heritage Site is a location having an “Outstanding Universal Value”. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee meets at least once every year, generally in June/July, to deliberate the addition, removal, or modification of items on the list of World Heritage Sites.