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With Currency Swap, Argentina Becomes Dependent on China

Earlier this month, Argentina received $400 million from the People’s Bank of China as the fourth installment of an $11 billion currency swap agreement with China. In an email interview, Eduardo Daniel Oviedo, professor of political science and international relations at the National University of Rosario in Argentina, discussed Argentina’s relations with

Hike customs duty on raw silk, J&K Governor asks the Centre

he move will protect the livelihood of 30,000 families engaged in raw silk production Source: greaterkashmir.com On January 28, Governor N N Vohra, who is in charge of the administration of Jammu and Kashmir, approached the Union Minister of State for Textiles, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, for increasing the customs duty

Is America the right partner for India to deal with antimicrobial resistance?

The US has largely relied upon voluntary measures to curb the misuse of antibiotics in livestock and poultry farms On the pretext of preventing diseases, poultry farmers use antibiotics in feed to fatten the birds. There is no way to differentiate between disease prevention and growth promotion (Photo by Vikas

Tuskers going tusk-less in Tanzania

The rising number of tusk-less elephants in Tanzania could be due to genetic reasons, not poaching, says the government There has been a resurgence of elephant poaching in Tanzania in recent years (Source: CITES) The number of tusk-less elephants is increasing across Tanzania’s national parks. While this is expected in

Science & Technology – Bytes

BYTESGreening can backfire Source: Javiera Balos Aalvarez AN INCREASE in human-made carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could initiate a chain reaction between plants and microorganisms that would unsettle one of the largest carbon reservoirs on the planet—soil.Princeton University researchers report in a study that soil—which contains twice the amount of