United States President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Donald Trump tapped into a “troubling” strain of rhetoric playing on Americans’ fears of globalisation to win the presidency. Obama was speaking after talks with Greek PM Alexis Tsipras in the capital, Athens, as part of a final tour that also takes in Germany and Peru. IMAGE: US President Barack Obama and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras shake hands at the end of a press conference at Maximos Palace in Athens, ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Skygazers around the world took to high-rise buildings, tourist landmarks and beaches on Monday to catch a glimpse of the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades. The phenomenon was visible first in Asia, sending astronomy enthusiasts and ...DNA, 3 weeks ago
IMAGE: World Cup and Ballon d'Or winner Rivaldo. Photograph: ISL. He is certainly not the first to say this but World Cup and Ballon d'Or winner Rivaldo too feels India should follow the 'Japan model' in order to improve the standard of football in the country. India’s dismal rankings, reflecting soccer's struggle for growth in the cricket-obsessed nation and prompting former FIFA president Sepp Blatter to term the country a ‘sleeping giant’. Brazilian great Rivaldo, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Although the returns from outward-looking policies are less today, substantial gains can still be made with good policies and initiatives, says Shankar Acharya. Twenty years from now, if the world has not been blown up or incinerated by the unwise actions and inactions of its dominant species, historians may well consider the 10 years from 2007 to 2016 as the decisive decade when a number of factors came together to stall (and perhaps reverse) the most recent phase of globalisation, which began ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The first major devaluation of the rupee happened in 1966 when it was pegged against the US dollar at Rs 4.75/$ In the pre-independence days, the Indian rupee had been strong. In the olden days, all international currency was pegged to the value of gold and silver, followed by the British pound and the American dollar in the post-War world. In the period around 1947, the year of India’s independence, the Indian rupee was valued as $1 = Rs 1.3, i.e. its near equivalent. This means one ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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