On 21 June 2017, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced that the state will waive off farmer loans up to Rs 50,000 which were taken from co-operative banks till June 20, costing the state exchequer Rs 8,165 crore. Siddaramaiah made a surprise announcement in the..

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From July 1 of this year, Saudi Arabia will be collecting a new tax from expatriates and their dependents. The tax, which has been called ‘family tax’, will particularly affect the 41 lakh Indians who reside in the region. Indians form the largest community of expatriates in Saudi..

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A group of refugees from East Bengal, who later settled in the district of Raichur in Karnataka, have long fought to be recognized as Scheduled Caste. They had fled to India in 1971 during the Bangladesh Liberation War and have since campaigned to be included under the SC..

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The end of ISIS?

For centuries it stood as one of the most famous monuments in a city where many battles and wars fought and it stood as a witness to the will of the people. And yet, on June 21, 2017, it was reported that forces of the Islamic State (ISIL or ISIS) had destroyed the Great Mosque of..


Tech for good

Two of the biggest tech giants in the world – Microsoft and Accenture – have teamed up to develop a system particularly for the United Nations that will provide legal digital IDs for refugees without any official documentation. This global ID system will likely provide a huge..


E-Estonia

Estonia has set up the first ‘data embassy’ at Luxembourg using online infrastructure. In the country’s efforts to keep data safe, it becomes the first country to digitize a double secure method for storing data. The concept of a virtual embassy has long been a mission for Estonia..

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Research Papers

Captagon®: The Secret Weapon of ISIS

Captagon®: The Secret Weapon of ISIS

- Tobby Simon
There are reports coming out from Kobani, Syria, of dead ISIS rebels being found with pills in their possession. Ekram Ahmet, a Kurd who fled Kobani with his family, told Mirror: “They are filthy, with traggly beards and long black nails.”

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Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) - Missed Opportunities

Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) - Missed Opportunities

- Moni Chandi
On 11 Sep 2001, the world watched with horror, as high-jacked civilian airlines were flown into the 'World Trade Center', in Manhattan. The Images of the attack were vividly captured by the media and re-broadcasted across the globe.

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The Impact of the Dark Web  on Internet Governance and  Cyber Security

The Impact of the Dark Web on Internet Governance and Cyber Security

- Tobby Simon
With the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ contract with the United States Department of Commerce due to expire in 2015, the international debate on Internet governance has been re-ignited.

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Synergia Forum

By special invitation only

Sat 10

Jun

32th Lecture
on the topic " TURMOIL AND TERROR IN WEST ASIA – CHALLENGES FOR INDIA"