India’s Rupee Ban Causes Widespread Panic

On November 8th 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with Nepal’s central bank, Nepal Rastra, issued a directive to all banks set a ban on 500 and 1000 rupee banknotes. This ban on the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, worth about $8 and $15 respectively, will remove about 80 percent of the currency in India’s circulation.

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Women’s Voices Need to Be Heard in Climate Action

In India, women were in charge of agrarian tasks, so they most immediately felt the negative effects of the forest destruction on the land and soil. This remains true today. In the developing world, women account for 45 to 80 percent of food production, according to the UN. In African countries, more than 90 percent of the female labor force works in the agriculture sector.

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FOCUS on Territorial Disputes | Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan has said that they should get the territory due to Kashmir’s Muslim majority. India has said that Kashmir is an integral part of its country, and the harsh terrain that must be passed to enter the Kashmir Valley is more accessible from Jammu, located in India, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.

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