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  • Climate change opens up 'frontier' farmland, but at what cost to the planet?
    Thin Lei Win Thomson Reuters Foundation   Kenya's livestock herders planting chilli peppers, Pakistan's mountain farmers rearing fish and tropical fruits in Sicily - farmers around the world are already shifting what they grow and breed to cope…
  • Today in History
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on February 14   1349 - 2,000 Jews are burned at the stake in Strasbourg, Germany.   1848 - James Polk becomes the first U.S. President to be photographed in office by Matthew Brady.  …
  • Locust swarms in East Africa: here's what you need to know
    Locust swarms in East Africa: here's what you need to know
    A Samburu man and a Kenya Police reserve member attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts within a grazing land in Lemasulani village, Samburu County, Kenya on January 17, 2020. (REUTERS File Photo)     Nita Bhalla Thomson Reuters Foundation…
  • Satellite data brings farming advice to remote areas of Zimbabwe
    Marko Phiri Thomson Reuters Foundation   Deep in rural western Zimbabwe, where tarred roads are nonexistent, Japhet Ngwenya used to spend every season worrying that the people who advise him on how to protect his crops from dry spells and pest…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY
    1825 - The House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams, sixth U.S. President.   1861 - Jefferson F. Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.   1904 - Japanese troops land near Seoul, Korea, after disabling two…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - FEBRUARY 01
    1902 - U.S. Secretary of State John Hay protests Russian privileges in China as a violation of the “open door policy.”   1930 - A Loening Air Yacht of Air Ferries makes its first passenger run between San Francisco and Oakland, California..  …
  • Evolution of the tourism industry - a look back at the decade
    Florian Sengstschmid  IANS    The travel industry has evolved exponentially over the last decade. Megatrends across the globe have affected the industry; from digital advancements to the rise of Airbnb as an accommodation platform, overtourism…
  • Budget to provide impetus for economy, markets
    Arun Kejriwal  IANS    Markets fell for the first three days of the week and then recovered ground. The recovery, though, was not enough to end markets in positive territory, but the salient feature was that the midcap and smallcap indices had…
  • Today in History
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Jan 24   1848 - Gold is discovered by James Wilson Marshall at his partner Johann August Sutter's sawmill on the South Fork of the American River, near Coloma, California.   1927 -…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on January 17   1601 - The Treaty of Lyons ends a short war between France and Savoy.   1746 - Charles Edward Stuart, the young pretender, defeats the government forces at the battle of…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on January 10   1724 - King Philip V shocks all of Europe when he abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, Louis.   1870 - John D. Rockefeller and his brother William establish the…
  • How secure will India be in 2020?
    Maj Gen (Retd) SB Asthana  IANS   National Security has a wide span and needs to cover much wider period for any meaningful analysis, but to be realistic about current security dynamics of the country, speculating the immediate trends under the…
  • Will Iran-US issue act as a dampener or much more than that…
    Arun Kejriwal  IANS    Markets had begun to roll on expected lines and the breadth was improving as well, till Thursday/Friday when US President Donald Trump had a top commander of Iran and others killed through a drone attack. Markets fell…
  • Today in History
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Dec 20   1924 - Adolf Hitler is released from prison after serving less than one year of a five year sentence for treason.   1938 - First electronic television system is patented.  …
  • Today in History
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Dec 13   1940 - Adolf Hitler issues preparations for Operation Martita, the German invasion of Greece.   1941- British forces launch an offensive in Libya.   1945 - France and Britain…
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