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The Government of Australia has decided to recommence the Adoption Programme with India, as per Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption. The adoptions from India had earlier been put on hold by the Government of Australia eight years ago, on the reported charges of trafficking of children for Inter-country adoption by some of the recognized Indian placement agencies (the Adoption agencies mandated to place children in Inter-country adoption at that point of time).
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will attend an event to mark World Biofuel Day, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on August 10, 2018. He will address a diverse gathering, consisting of farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, government officials, and legislators.
Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on International Youth Day, observed on 12 August:
India, one of the nine members of the Antarctican treaty has been exploring scientific research in as many fields from Geology to Oceanography to Metereology etc., for almost 40 years. The government of India, after a serious debate within the scientific community, is now planning to shift focus and explore research activities in the Arctic, realizing the need after facing serious effects of global warming, the world over. National Center for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) in 1998 is being re-named as National Center for Polar and Ocean Research.
China has strongly reacted to the proposal by the US to an additional tariff on $200 billion dollars of Chinese goods. It is not acceptable as it will draw similar action by China. China has stated that US imposing tariff on Chinese goods would not only hurt Americans' along with the Chinese, it will also hurt the interest of people all over the world.
The India-Korea Technology Exchange Centre was inaugurated by the Minister of State (I/C) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh and Minister of SMEs and Start-ups of Republic of Korea, Hong Jong- hak in New Delhi.
The trade war between US and China seems to be heading into a prolonged trade giving no hints of any quick relief in the trade war. Both countries have inflicted higher tariffs on 34 billion worth of goods from each country. "Friday"- dawn the implementation of new tariffs by the US on Chinese goods, China reciprocating with new tariffs on US goods triggering a lengthy trade war. Further, US president Trump is eyeing on the fresh round of tariffs on 500 billion worth of Chinese goods, which could lead to further escalation of the trade war.
റിയാദ്: ആശ്രിത ലെവിയും സ്വദേശിവത്കരണവും നടപ്പാക്കിയ ശേഷം വിദേശി കുടുംബങ്ങൾ കൂട്ടത്തോടെ മടങ്ങുന്നത് സൗദി അറേബ്യയിലെ സ്വകാര്യ സ്കൂളുകളെ പ്രതിസന്ധിയിലാക്കുന്നു. കുട്ടികളുടെ എണ്ണം ഗണ്യമായി കുറഞ്ഞതാണ് പ്രതിസന്ധിക്ക് കാരണം. നൂറുകണക്കിന് വിദേശി കുടുംബങ്ങളാണ് ഈ അധ്യയന വർഷത്തിന്റെ അവസാനത്തോടെ നാട്ടിലേക്ക് മടങ്ങുന്നത്. കുട്ടികൾ കുറഞ്ഞതിനാൽ അടുത്ത അധ്യയന വർഷം ഫീസ് വർധിപ്പിക്കാതെ സ്വകാര്യ സ്കൂളുകൾക്ക് പ്രവർത്തിക്കാനാവില്ലെന്ന് ഉടമകൾ പറയുന്നു. ഇതിനകം പല സ്കൂളുകളുടെയും പ്രവർത്തനം താളംതെറ്റിയിട്ടുണ്ട്.
The Busan International Film Festival, the most dynamic film event in Asia as well as the largest Asian film celebration, will take place from October 4th – 13th, 2018.  The BIFF held annually in Haeundae-gu, Busan (alsoPusan), South Korea. The first festival, held from 13 to 21 September 1996, was also the first international film festival in Korea. The festival has become a genuine driving force behind the development of not only Korean cinema, but also Asian cinema.
Zhou-Qunfei, an entrepreneur from China is the richest self-made woman worth 7.8 billion dollars. She had to take up a job in a factory at the age of 16 when her mother died. She made glass covers for smartphones. 2018 has a list of record 255 women who are the self-made billionaire, forming 67% of the list of which 72 self-made women are really worth emulating.

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Aug 32018
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