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What you need to know about the Indian mining industry

India is the world’s third-largest gold producer and second-largest copper producer, but its mining industry is suffering as the government struggles to find a way to pay for projects and attract foreign investors.The mining sector has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Narendra Modi government, which has also taken steps to revive the

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How to fix a problem that isn’t yours

News stories about the Philippines, India and the Maldives have been published online in the last year or so, with many people in the West looking on. There are few better examples of this than the story of the Philippine government’s efforts to correct an inaccurate news story about the island of Hapuna, which has not been

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How a few million new Americans can save the world

In a little-noticed study released Monday, a team of Princeton University economists said that an average of one million people would save the planet by 2030.Their study is part of a larger effort by Princeton researchers to try to better understand how a small number of people can make the world a better place.“The people

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How to tell the difference between fake news and real news

By Steve StraehleyAssociated PressPublished Mar 04, 2018 07:33:07A new way to distinguish between fake and real stories on social media is the use of a color-coded “truth” button on news reports.Researchers say they’ve developed a system that helps users distinguish between the two, in a study published in the journal PLOS ONE.Researchers from the University

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What you need to know about the Indian Government’s ‘anti-terror’ plan

India has signed a $20 billion deal with Saudi Arabia for its “anti-terrorism” program, including funding for counterterrorism operations, and announced plans to build a “smart city” near Riyadh.But it also announced plans for a new $100 billion mega-project, the National Highways Development Authority (NHDA), to build and extend the country’s “smart highway” network.The project

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What is the deal with the BCCI?

The BCCI’s top brass have been trying to convince the government to give it a go for months.This week the government, in the face of growing pressure from various stakeholders, announced a $1 billion concessional loan to the organisation, a step it hopes will make it an economic engine in the state.The government’s announcement came

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What you need to know about the toilet paper ban

Toilet paper is still allowed in the country, and it’s only been in Australia for a month.That means you might not have to worry about the paper coming into your toilet if you’re a first time visitor.But the government has now banned it from vending machines in the UK, so you’re not likely to find