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Faustin-Archange Touadéra: Central African Republic’s New President

Faustin-Archange Touadéra took the oath of office in the capital, Bangui. The swearing-in ushers in the country’s first elected leader since Muslim rebels overthrew Francois Bozize’s government more than three years ago. CROSS REFRENCES The Central African Republic (CAR),an African…

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Myanmar swears in first civilian President in five decades

Myanmar has sworn in Htin Kyaw, a London-educated economist, from the National League for Democracy (NLD) who takes over from Thein Sein, as the country’s first civilian President in more than 50 years. Myanmar, also known as Burma,a Southeast Asian…

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GOVT DEFINES E-COMMERCE MARKET PLACE RULES, ALLOWS 100 % FDI

The government on allowed 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in online retail of goods and services under the so-called “market place model” through the automatic route, seeking to legitimize existing businesses of e-commerce companies operating in India.Marketplaces essentially act as…

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SUN MAY PRODUCE DEVASTATING SUPERFLARES, SAYS SCIENTISTS

The Sun is capable of producing monstrous eruptions or ‘superflares’ that can not only break down radio communication and power supplies, but also affect the Earth’s ability to support life, scientists say. CROSS REFRENCES Earth is often struck by solar…