By: Pratibha   Worth Noting: The news jolted the conscience of the Pakistan’s middle class, which poured its anger first on social media and later took to the streets. With protests demanding justice for the rape victim snowballing, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) of Lahore resorted to victim shaming. In his TV news bites, CCPO …

Worth Noting: A trade deal with Taiwan would help India’s goal of seeking greater investments in technology and electronics, the official said, adding that it’s unclear when a final decision would be made on whether to start talks. India and Taiwan in 2018 signed an updated bilateral investment agreement in a bid to further expand …

Worth Noting: Jacinda Ardern, who has been hailed for her compassionate leadership, became the 40th prime minister of New Zealand in 2017 and has been the leader of the Labour Party since then. She was born in Hamilton and grew up in rural areas, before attending Waikato University where she studied communications in politics and …

Worth Noting: In secret ballot voting in the 193 member U.N. General Assembly on that race, Pakistan received 169 votes, Uzbekistan 164, Nepal 150, China 139 and Saudi Arabia just 90 votes. Despite announced reform plans by Saudi Arabia, Human Rights Watch and others strongly opposed its candidacy saying the Middle East nation continues to …

Worth Noting: With more and more people visiting the space station, the need for more compact toilets is natural.To address these issues, Nasa started developing its own space toilet that would work in zero gravity, not only in the space station, but even during longer missions. In comparison to the existing Russian built space toilet, …

Summary The roots of the conflict go back much further, into the early decades of the twentieth century when the newly formed Soviet Union drew out borders and created well defined national territorial units among the diverse ethnic population of the USSR. The question of their territorial boundaries never arose in the face of the …

Summary Shahbaz Sharif, the younger brother of three time former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, was taken into custody from the Lahore High Court’s premises on Monday after the court rejected his bail application in the ₹ 700 crores (USD 41.9 million) money laundering case. The court directed that Shahbaz Sharif’s performance report be made part …

Summary The G4 grouping comprising India, Japan, Germany and Brazil on Wednesday expressed their concern over lack of any meaningful forward movement on long pending reform of the UN Security Council (UNSC) and demanded urgency on the issue. In the 75th year of the United Nations, India will begin its two year term as elected …

Summary There was a spontaneous protest in front of the Chinese embassy against the encroachment of Nepalese territory in Humla district. The protesters chanted slogans and demanded China should vacate Nepalese territory immediately. Before they were dispersed by police, the protesters also demanded the reopening of two border posts at Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi, which have …

Summary Not that it meant that existing Paytm users could not use the app anymore because they could and neither did it mean that transactions stopped because they did not. All it meant was that you could not update the Paytm app or you could not download it again. It turns out Google classified some …