Top 3 – Global News

1. Ukraine: Prime Minister Mykola Azarov is pinning its hopes on Russia after they received a financial bailout from the country. The activists from opposition are however claiming that this will not serve the Ukraine’s priority of looking for a solution to its economic troubles and will invariably make Ukraine more dependent on Russia.


2. Sudan: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is concerned after hearing the news about the attempt to stage a coup in South Sudan by former vice-president Riek Machar. Although Machar denied his involvement in the incident in an interview given to BBC, he also accused the President Salva Kiir of “inciting tribal and ethnic violence”. The UN is worried that the ongoing disturbances may possibly cause the country to descend in a civil war like situation after hundreds have been killed.

Ban Ki-moon

3. India-U.S. ties: Both India and US have entered into an all out diplomatic row after Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade had been arrested in New York on Dec.12 after she was found guilty of submitting false documents on the live and work application in U.S. of her housekeeper and not paying her the minimum wage set by authorities. Following arrest the diplomat had been handcuffed, strip-searched and kept in prison with drug addicts. Since then, Khobragade had been released on a $250,000 bail.


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News Source: Time, BBC, SCMP

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented professional with diverse experience spanning across Advanced statistical analysis,Python programming with NumPy, pandas, matplotlib, Seaborn, Tableau, Machine Learning with stats models and scikit-learn, Deep learning with TensorFlow, journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading international news agencies on feature stories, videography, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative and analytical mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, marketing strategy and predictive analytics) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for businesses looking for actionable insights.

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