The Cognizant Citizen: Siachen Conflict

India and Pakistan have been sworn enemies since their independence from the other. As Tim Marshall states “India and Pakistan can agree on one thing: neither wants the other around.” Given that two countries share a boundary almost 3,000 km long, geopolitical issues around the borders persist to this day. … Continue Reading

The Cognizant Citizen: The Karnataka Floods

In August this year, Karnataka received heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms, which caused landslides and floods. The second wave of the Southwest monsoon caused the Cauvery river to overflow, which led to its floodwaters inundated the Bhagamandala temple, and road services were disrupted. Twenty people lost their lives, and thousands … Continue Reading

The Cognizant Citizen: Assam Floods

In May 2020, Cyclone Amphan hit parts of Eastern India and Bangladesh. With the unrest caused by the cyclone, several parts of the country received massive amounts of rainfall. This marked the beginning of the Assam floods. An alarming increase in water level was observed throughout several districts of the Continue Reading

Cognizant Citizen: Beirut Blast

A powerful blast in port warehouses near central Beirut storing highly explosive material killed 78 people and injured nearly 4,000 on August 4th. Almost a hundred people have been reported missing, including 10 firefighters. The blast struck with the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake and was heard up to Continue Reading

The Cognizant Citizen: The Yemen Crisis

The Republic of Yemen is the second-largest country located at the southern end of the Arabian-peninsula. As the economic crisis dwindled, Yemen became one of the poorest countries in the world. The ongoing Yemen Civil War has worsened the humanitarian crisis leaving more than three-quarters of the population in poverty.Continue Reading

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