Here are the women elected to serve in the next Congress

Here are the women elected to serve in the next Congress

A surge of female candidates produced a record-breaking number of women elected to serve in the next Congress, shattering the prior record of 107 currently at the Capitol. While races are still being called, 103 women have won election or reelection across the country so far. They join 10 women in the Senate who weren’t […]

US exempts India from certain sanctions for development of Chabahar port in Iran

US exempts India from certain sanctions for development of Chabahar port in Iran

The United States has exempted India from imposition of certain sanctions for the development of the strategically-located Chabahar port in Iran, along with the construction of the railway line connecting it with Afghanistan. The decision by the Trump administration, which a day earlier imposed the toughest ever sanctions on Iran and is very restrictive in […]

India’s Narendra Modi Vows to Ban All Single-Use Plastic by 2022

India’s Narendra Modi Vows to Ban All Single-Use Plastic by 2022

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announced an ambitious pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022. The initiative seeks to cut plastic pollution flowing from India’s population of 1.3 billion in the world’s fastest growing economy, the Guardian reports. “The choices that we make today will define our collective future,” said […]

Nipah Virus, Dangerous and Little Known, Spreads in India

Nipah Virus, Dangerous and Little Known, Spreads in India

A rare, brain-damaging virus that experts consider a possible epidemic threat has broken out in the state of Kerala, India, for the first time, infecting at least 18 people and killing 17 of them, according to the World Health Organization. The Nipah virus naturally resides in fruit bats across South and Southeast Asia, and can […]