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Sushim Mukul

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Sushim Mukul is interested in social issues, geopolitics, and art and culture. He is currently a writer with DailyO.

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What made war-reluctant Japan willing to sell TNT for Ukraine's counteroffensive against Russia?

The United States is actively pursuing the acquisition of TNT (explosive) from Japan to ensure a steady supply of 155mm artillery shells to Ukraine for the ongoing counteroffensive operation against Russia.

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Manoj Bajpayee's Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai goes from OTT to theatre release, in probably an India first

Manoj Bajpayee-starrer Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai has been released on 20 different screens, across 4 circuits, including Mumbai with six locations, Delhi-UP with nine locations, Bihar with four locations and Rajasthan with one. The movie was first on the OTT platform Zee5.

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20 crore Made In India iPhones to be manufactured at Foxconn Karnataka plant each year, April 2024 on

The newly elected, Congress-led Karnataka government has announced that the new Foxconn plant is expected to create around 50,000 jobs.

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On World Milk Day, looking back at Operation Flood and how India arrived at milk surplus

From being a milk-deficient country after independence to an abundance of safe and affordable milk, lassi, and paneer in our stores, Operation Flood has played a massive role in the country's white revolution.

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AI helped discover a new antibiotic that can kill deadly superbug

Researchers at MIT and McMaster University have utilized an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to discover an antibiotic called abaucin, capable of killing a deadly superbug. The bacteria is notorious for causing numerous drug-resistant infections.

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Russia finally gets a taste of Ukraine war as drones strike Moscow

On Tuesday (May 30), Moscow encountered a series of drone attacks. An unmanned aerial vehicle targeted the upper levels of a residential high-rise in the southwest area of the city. Another drone strike hit an apartment on the 14th floor of a residential complex situated on Leninsky Prospekt, a prominent road in the city.

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How celebrity giant panda Ya Ya mirrored US and China's 20-year hot and cold relationship

After an extended getaway in the Memphis zoo in the US, the superstar giant panda Ya Ya has finally returned to her roots at the Beijing zoo. She spent a mind-boggling 20 years in America.

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Severe storm pounds Carnival Sunshine cruise ship for 14 hours, leaving passengers terrified in viral videos

In a splashy shock this weekend, the Carnival Sunshine cruise ship had an unexpected encounter with a ferocious storm off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, US. The storm lasted 14 hours with high winds, rain and massive waves.

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Delhi man stabs 16-year-old girl 20 times, clobbers her to death, arrested after CCTV video goes viral

In a shocking incident on Sunday (May 28), a 16-year-old girl was stabbed over 20 times and then stoned to death in full public view in northwest Delhi's Shahbad Dairy area.

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China debuts home-built Comac C919 jet, but breaking Airbus-Boeing duopoly is still some time away

Chinese homegrown passenger jet C919 finally took its first commercial flight on Sunday (May, 28). A China Eastern Airlines flight from Shanghai to Beijing became the first to operate the homegrown narrow-body aircraft.

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The Sword of Tipu Sultan just sold for Rs 142 crore: Looking back at the book, the series and the controversies

Tipu Sultan has been a matter of debate due to conflicting views on his reign: some see him as a progressive patriot who resisted British colonisation, while others criticise his military aggression and treatment of religious and ethnic minorities. While both views have their share of valid arguments, the acceptance of Tipu being a bit of both is far from coming.

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The CSK players who took Chennai to IPL 2023 final

CSK reached a record-extending 10th IPL final after a 15-run win over GT in the first Qualifier at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday (May 23). The win also marked CSK's first victory over GT in their fourth encounter.

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Series of resignations shake Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party

After the vandalism and violence on May 9 that followed Imran's arrest, there has been serious crackdown on PTI workers. This has led to more than a dozen leaders either resigning from the party or quitting party posts.

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What is the Sengol and why is it so important for India's new Parliament?

A historic Sengol will be placed inside India's new Parliament. The Sengol will mark the transfer of power from the old to the new Parliament, and signify India's Amrit Kaal, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

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It's HBO No Longer as Max sheds HBO, drops a new app, breaks the Internet with priceless memes

A large portion of HBO Max subscribers will get an update on their HBO Max to the new Max. However, the remaining users will have to download the new app after they have received a prompt to do so starting in mid-June.

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Discarding 2000 rupee notes, one way or other!

The move by the RBI aims to absorb the remaining 2,000 rupee notes, which is around 10 per cent of the currency circulation. The notes were around 50 per cent of the notes in the market after they were introduced back in 2016.

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Changing face of Indian museums, my experience at the International Museum Expo 2023

I visited the International Museum Expo 2023, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The three-day expo was aimed at starting a comprehensive discussion about museums, encouraging them to develop into cultural hubs that have a significant role in India's cultural diplomacy.

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What the El Nino 2023 is bringing with it

A recent update by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) hints at a probable formation of El Nino later this year. The study predicts a 98% chance that at least one year between 2023 and 2027 will be the hottest and will lead to the most widespread rainfall and floods in some places worldwide.

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Why Tesla, other automakers are investing so much into humanoid robots

During annual shareholders meeting recently, Elon Musk's Tesla unveiled an impressive footage of Optimus, the automobile company's humanoid robots. The five droids were seen walking like humans, picking up items and even using gadgets.

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Supersonic jet fight heats up around the world, get ready to say goodbye to jet lag

It's been nearly 20 years since the supersonic Concorde was grounded. However, given today's technological advancements, the idea of a faster supersonic airliner may be a reality soon.

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Kashmir beyond Gulmarg and Sonmarg, the hidden gems you need to visit this summer

India, as G20 hosts, is all set to host a tourism working group meeting in Kashmir. And this is surely going attract the world's attention towards the valley. As the temperatures hit 40 degrees Celsius every other day in the plains, Kashmir should be the perfect place to chill and unwind for a week or two.

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Kohinoor and the many Indian artefacts looted by the West, on display in world museums now

Beyond Kohinoor, there is a long list of such splendid specimens of Indian art that were taken away for studies, smuggled out or simply looted from India, and are now proudly displayed in the galleries and museums of the Western world.

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These cafes from Delhi to London celebrate your love for coffee and books

Welcome to the enchanting world of cafes that embrace the joy of reading and sharing knowledge over food and drinks. In these unique establishments, books are treasured, fostering a culture of intellectual exchange and exploration.

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Austrian train blares out Hitler's speech in haunting throwback to its Nazi past

Austria's relationship with its Nazi past is kind of complicated. After its annexation, the Nazi forces were welcomed and cheered into Vienna. Despite being home to 1,80,000 Jews, anti-Semitism was deeply-rooted in the post-World War I Austrian society.

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What happens if Congress cannot pick a Karnataka CM? Why is it taking so long?

Congress registered a comfortable win over the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recently concluded Karnataka assembly elections, securing 135 out of 224 seats.

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Triumph for opposition in Thailand, military parties crushed. But there's a catch!

Thailand's opposition parties are on the verge of securing a majority and registering a stunning victory against the conservative government led by the military. The results make way for the termination of the 9 years regime of the incumbent PM Prayuth Chan-ocha, who came to power in 2014 following a military coup.

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Are we seeing an AI revolution, or is this another tech bubble?

AI's revolutionary and transformative potential has prompted tech giants like Microsoft, Alphabet, Qualcomm, Amazon, Intel, IBM and Chinese firms Tencent and Alibaba as well as AI-based startups to join the race.

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After Supreme Court verdict, who controls what in Delhi now

SC ruled in favour of the Delhi Government, granting it authority over the posting and transfers of officers

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How Indian companies are creating thousands of jobs in Canada

According to a recent report by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Indian businesses have invested more than CAD 6.6 billion (approximately Rs 40,000 crore) in Canada, creating approximately 17,000 jobs within the country.

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Third blast near Golden Temple in a week, 5 held

The recent blasts should not be seen as stand-alone cases of terrorism, but, subject to investigation, could be linked to a bigger plot to destabilise the unstable state.

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