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  • Gene Editing: The Power of Gods

    On April 18th, 2015; the journal Protein & Cell published a paper, authored by researchers at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guanghzou, China, that detailed the results of experiments conducted by the researchers on gene editing – modifying the DNA of human embryos. The academic report went viral in the mainstream media, coupled with the ideas of designed people and manufactured DNA. However, it was really just a confirmation of...

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    Ebola: Celebrating Success

    It is with immense joy that we announce that, as of 9th May, 2015, West African nation Liberia has been declared free of Ebola virus transmission by the WHO. In a statement released the very same day, the WHO explained that it had been 42 days (twice the disease’s incubation period) since the last confirmed case of the disease was buried; and gave detailed credit to all the parties,...

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    Creative Commons

    A large number of you may have not heard of the non-profit organization Creative Commons, I certainly hadn’t – until I started INFORMission Weekly – and they became my lifeline. Leaving personal views aside, CC has truly changed the world – and this is how. There is actually a media industry, of whose existence most of us are unaware – the photography industry/the picture industry. It sort of exists...

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    Greenpeace, Foreign Funding & An Indian NGO Crackdown

    The Indian government has, in the past month of May 2015, taken action against NGOs (non-governmental organisations working for...

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    Islamic State, Iraq & Syria: A War That Won’t Leave Us

    Brutal beheadings, America’s return to war in the Levant, coalition bombings and invincible seeming extremists: it would almost be impossible...

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    America’s Midterm Election: The Republican Win?!

    On 4th November, the United States of America voted: removing Barrack Obama’s Democratic party from its majority position and...

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    Hong Kong: Two Systems, One Country?

    That was the promise Chinese President Deng Xiapong flaunted 30 years ago when he made a deal with the...

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    Indian Sporting Leagues: Game Changers

    By Aaryan Sharma Cricket in India, as the most popularly watched sport is slowly but surely gaining competition as other sports have sprung up and grabbed on the opportunity...

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  • TOP GUN: Frantic Skies Over The Japanese/Chinese Senkaku Islands

    There’ve been some exciting developments in and around those two hotly contested islands in the South China Sea (the Senkaku Islands). It went something like this: last Saturday, China...

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    Perspective: Federal Reserve Pumps Easy Cash Into India

    By Saubhagya Raizada Something strange happened on September 19th – something I had never contemplated or learnt in my 3 years of Applied Economics. The BSE Sensex surged over...

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  • 96 Year Old Cardiologist

    Dr Sivaramakrishna Padmavati was the first women cardiologist in India, and at 96, she is the oldest practicing cardiologist in the world. She works 9 hours a day, 5...

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    Flipping The Classroom

    The Flipped Classroom is probably the most exciting and most significant change taking place now – it challenges the entire way of thinking of the learning industry for the past 200 years. And the concept is just so, so simple – its amazing. When you ‘flip’ a classroom – homework takes the place of classwork, and classwork takes the place of homework. You first do your homework – read...

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    The MOOCs

    The most exciting advancement in the last few years for educators and innovators around the world has the creation and rise of MOOCs. What are they – MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course – it refers to a new way of teaching, and a new way of learning for students after school. It refers to full courses – complete with lectures, discussions with teachers  and other students, interactive...

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    Burka Avenger: Update

    In the 2 years since we reported the premiere of Pakistani animated television series Burka Avenger in TVs across...

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    Mysteries of Migration: How the Albatross Can Fly FOREVER….

    Albatrosses are beautiful, magnificent, majestic birds – even in English, we all know that when someone says albatross –...

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    UnExtinction Return of the Woolly Mammoth

    Its still an idea, but research has begun and some progress has been made – in the field of...

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    EARTHSCRAPER

    Mexico City does not have a lot of free land. It also has a quite a few height limits...

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    Jammu & Kashmir: Catastrophe, Cause and Consequence

    The floods that ravaged India’s northernmost state and enveloped the nation’s consciousness just weeks ago seem to have fallen out of favour with popular opinion as other border events grab headlines. Yet the people of Kashmir are far from normalcy as disease, overcrowding, and a lack of food and water continue to aggrieve. As a newly initiated study aims to uncover the causes of the catastrophe, experts are beginning...

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    Barrack Obama: First Year As President, Again

    After winning the United States presidential election in November last year, 2013 was Obama’s first year of his second term as President. It was a bumpy ride as the world watched him carefully and tried to figure out how this second term was going to play out. It was an difficult and eventful year for him, most would say it wasn’t a good one. Significantly: he had to contend...

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    The Future of Green Fuels: Ammonia

    Everyone who has studied high school chemistry (yes, that includes you) knows that Ammonia is NH3 – with three...

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    A Country Is About to Die Due to Climate Change…And It Won’t Be The Last

    I am sure all of you have heard the old Greek myth about this wondrous and prosperous country of...

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    Europe & The Cycling Revolution

    In Europe, we are now seeing something unprecedented and amazing – a little good news for the environment. For...

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    Typhoon Haiyan: Hell in the Philippines

    Just a few weeks ago (Issue 20), India was saved from the hell that the beautiful Philippines have now...

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    Gene Editing: The Power of Gods

    On April 18th, 2015; the journal Protein & Cell published a paper, authored by researchers at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guanghzou, China, that detailed the results of experiments conducted...

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  • Stem Cells: The Miracle Medicine is Here

    The miracle medicine has been around since 1998 – but this year was a special one for ‘Stem Cell’ medicine. Stem cells are basically body cells that can evolve...

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    Do It Yourself Energy

    Firms are creating their own power sources – shortage of power, power outages causes by hurricanes and the increasing cost of power are forcing companies to create their own...

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  • Geo-Engineering – Can it save the World?

    Geo-Engineering is the science, or science fiction, of changing or re-engineering the planet to avert global warming, or in general, to suit our needs – the bookish concept of...

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    Here We Come(t): Success of the Rosetta Mission

    The landing of ESA’s (European Space Agency’s) Philae lander on the comet 67P last week (on November 12th 2014)...

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    The Legend of The Jade Rabbit

    The Chinese were over, or is it on, the moon as their rover, the Jade Rabbit landed on the...

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    Success of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission

    On September 23, India’s Mangalyaan spacecraft completed its 11-month long journey to Mars, and began its orbit of the...

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    The New Age of Privateering

    Mars One, a dutch non profit organisation ,SpaceX with its founder Elon Musk are all working towards setting up...

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    On the Eve of the 2015 FIFA World Cup

    On the 6th of June, the most important competition in Women’s Football will be beginning. The 7th FIFA Women’s World Cup will be taking place in Canada between the...

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  • Indian Sporting Leagues: Game Changers

    By Aaryan Sharma Cricket in India, as the most popularly watched sport is slowly but surely gaining competition as other sports have sprung up and grabbed on the opportunity...

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    Formula E: Electric Racing

    Formula E is a new single-seater racing championship and also one of the most unique. It is the first ever racing series where all the cars in the race...

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  • Born To Run

    The World Athletics Championships in Moscow took place in August. Although the hosts, Russia, won the most Golds and the US won the most medals, the highlight of the...

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    Elizabeth Holmes: Revolutionising Medicine, Silently

    The strikingly beautiful lady pictured here dropped out of Stanford at the age of 19 to start a company that is now valued at over $9 billion. Familiar sounding story? Except that it isn’t a “.com”, nor is it a consumer electronics corporation. It’s a medicine company; and no one has ever heard of it. Welcome to the world of Elizabeth Holmes. She started her company, Theranos, 12 years ago;...

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    3D Printing

    Imagine printers that print shoes”, sunglasses, audio speakers, and even print a drivable electric car !!! 3D printers have been around for a while but its only recently that the technology has scaled up to an extent to create real excitement. A technology where liquid or powdered polymers are substituted for ink. Sprayed in layers, the plastic forms a 3D shape. While currently 3D printers are being used mostly...

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Editor's Pick

  • Ebola: Celebrating Success

    It is with immense joy that we announce that, as of 9th May, 2015, West African nation Liberia has been declared free of Ebola virus transmission by the WHO....


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Geopolitical

  • Greenpeace, Foreign Funding & An Indian NGO Crackdown

    The Indian government has, in the past month of May 2015, taken action against NGOs (non-governmental organisations working for non-commercial purpose) who have failed, according to the government, to...


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Guest Articles

  • Indian Sporting Leagues: Game Changers

    By Aaryan Sharma Cricket in India, as the most popularly watched sport is slowly but surely gaining competition as other sports have sprung up and grabbed on the opportunity...


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In Focus

  • Flipping The Classroom

    The Flipped Classroom is probably the most exciting and most significant change taking place now – it challenges the entire way of thinking of the learning industry for the...


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Intriguing Stuff

  • Burka Avenger: Update

    In the 2 years since we reported the premiere of Pakistani animated television series Burka Avenger in TVs across the country; a great many things have happened. The show,...


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Leaders to know

  • Jokowi

    Perhaps the most important thing to know about the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, is that he flies economy. In a country recovering from dictatorship (which ended in 1998),...


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Newsmakers

  • Jammu & Kashmir: Catastrophe, Cause and Consequence

    The floods that ravaged India’s northernmost state and enveloped the nation’s consciousness just weeks ago seem to have fallen out of favour with popular opinion as other border events...


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Our Earth

  • The Future of Green Fuels: Ammonia

    Everyone who has studied high school chemistry (yes, that includes you) knows that Ammonia is NH3 – with three hydrogen atoms bonded with one nitrogen atom. What is interesting...


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Science

  • Gene Editing: The Power of Gods

    On April 18th, 2015; the journal Protein & Cell published a paper, authored by researchers at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guanghzou, China, that detailed the results of experiments conducted...


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space frontiers

  • Here We Come(t): Success of the Rosetta Mission

    The landing of ESA’s (European Space Agency’s) Philae lander on the comet 67P last week (on November 12th 2014) was reported pretty widely as a “failure”. The primary reason...


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Sports

  • On the Eve of the 2015 FIFA World Cup

    On the 6th of June, the most important competition in Women’s Football will be beginning. The 7th FIFA Women’s World Cup will be taking place in Canada between the...


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Technology

  • Elizabeth Holmes: Revolutionising Medicine, Silently

    The strikingly beautiful lady pictured here dropped out of Stanford at the age of 19 to start a company that is now valued at over $9 billion. Familiar sounding...


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