TL;DR: WEEK OF 9 SEPTEMBER

MON: INDIA DISPOSING OF DISPOSABLE PLASTICS At a UN climate meet, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for the world to follow in India’s footsteps in phasing out disposable plastics. India is set to ban six single-use plastic products, which includes plastic bags, cups,…

TYPHOON FAXAI PUMMELS JAPAN

In Preparation August was marked by numerous typhoons, from Typhoon Lekima that hit the Philippines to Typhoon Lingling in South Korea. As September rolled in, meteorological centres were kept on high alert as Typhoon Faxai developed and headed towards Japan. Experts had accurately predicted…

DEAL OR NO DEAL – BREXIT EDITION

Not a good start, Boris. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double whammy in Parliament last week. Parliament passed a bill preventing Johnson from forcing a no-deal Brexit and later rejected Johnson’s motion for an early general election on 14 October. The new…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 2 SEPTEMBER

MON: ‘OK’ HAND GESTURE MAKES CHINESE AUTHORITIES NERVOUS In a viral video, a Chinese girl being kidnapped uses a hand gesture resembling the “OK” signal as a call for help. Her 2 fingers are pressed together to look like the number “110”, the emergency…