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Tardy progress of reliable energy a cause for alarm

568 million people in Africa have no access to electricity By Sudeep SonawaneJune 10, 2022.Custodians of Sustainable Development Goals [7] last week urged policymakers to safeguard gains and “remain committed to working towards affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all”.The International Energy Agency [IEA], the International Renewable Energy Agency [IRENA], the United Nations Statistics Division [UNSD], the World Bank, and the World Health Organization [WHO] … Continue reading Tardy progress of reliable energy a cause for alarm

Lahiri had the ability to woo listeners into fantasy world

Senior Session Musician Burjor Lord, standing on Bappi Lahiri’s right, speaks at an awards event after the late composer presented the award he won to him (Lord). By Sudeep SonawaneSurat, March 16, 2022Bappi Lahiri, born Alokesh, 27th November 1952, snatched the attention of Hindi cinema critics and audiences as a composer in 1975 with the film Zakhmee, his ‘first work of fame’. Although he made … Continue reading Lahiri had the ability to woo listeners into fantasy world

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Qatar’s ‘energy sector will be the winner in Russia-Ukraine War’

By Sudeep SonawaneDoha, March 17, 2022The State of Qatar’s energy sector will benefit a lot by the current political uncertainty caused by Russia-Ukraine War, a Doha-based expert on international economics said Wednesday.Speaking at an online event titled ‘Navigating Markets: From interest rates and inflation to big data NFTs, Roblox, and Air Jordans’ hosted by Georgetown University in Qatar’s Director and Chair of International Economics Dr. … Continue reading Qatar’s ‘energy sector will be the winner in Russia-Ukraine War’

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Global gas trade rises record 9pc in 2021

China remains largest buyer of spot and short-term gas with 25pc gross increase By Sudeep SonawaneFebruary 14, 2022The International Energy Agency’s 2022 first quarter report that highlights last year’s results says global gas trade grew by a record 9 per cent in 2021.The agency’s initial estimates indicate the world’s gas business – LNG and long-distance pipeline supplies grew over 85 bcm.The agency’s report gathers data … Continue reading Global gas trade rises record 9pc in 2021

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Serbia envoy tells journalism students ‘freedom of Press key pillar of democracy’ 

Brazil Embassy secretary says ‘pluralism common to India and Brazil’ By Sudeep SonawaneSurat, February 11, 2022.Freedom of the Press and speech, and good ethics are important for democracy, two representatives from the diplomatic corps in New Delhi told an online event organised by the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry on Friday.Other panellist included senior journalists, authors, a former state governor, a film-maker, a … Continue reading Serbia envoy tells journalism students ‘freedom of Press key pillar of democracy’ 

Nepal’s T20 EPL features 25 foreign players from 11 countries

Six clubs sign players from Canada, Bhutan, Singapore, St Vincent, Sri Lanka, UK and Zimbabwe By Sudeep SonawaneKathmandu, September 22, 2021The fourth edition of the Everest Premier League starting Saturday (September 25) at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kathmandu, Nepal features 25 international players from 11 countries in six competing clubs.The tournament, organised by EPL Pvt. Ltd. under the aegis of Cricket Association … Continue reading Nepal’s T20 EPL features 25 foreign players from 11 countries

Qatar expands output while the world deals with the end of cheap gas

Demand for natural gas to rise 3.4% every year up to 2035 By Sudeep SonawaneSurat, August 17, 2021Qatar continues to expand its output while the rest of the world deals with the end of affordable natural gas as demand outstrips supply.Data shows supplies will fall short, says a Bloomberg report. “Beyond a massive expansion in Qatar, few new LNG export projects received clearance since the … Continue reading Qatar expands output while the world deals with the end of cheap gas

Kohli should drop Pujara and promote Rahane to No.3

By Sudeep SonawaneSurat, August 13, 2021Cheteshwar Pujara’s yet another failure in the first innings of the second Test at Lord’s calls for dropping him from the playing XI and changes in India batting order.The second most important batsman in the Test team after captain Virat Kohli continues to scratch for runs. He scored 9 off 23 balls at Lord’s while Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul and … Continue reading Kohli should drop Pujara and promote Rahane to No.3

New US sanctions target several groups in the Syrian War

Turkey is a problematic ally for the US and Europe Foundation for Defense of DemocraciesBy Thomas JoscelynWashington, August 4, 2021New US sanctions against Syria aim to restrict cash flow to those committing atrocities in a civil war now almost one decade old.The financial restrictions, announced July 28, by the US Treasury and State Departments target multiple groups in the Syrian War. Nobody has killed and … Continue reading New US sanctions target several groups in the Syrian War

Ghana’s energy plan aims to ‘become masters of its own destiny’

Seeks $1.7B loan to develop oil and gas assets The PluralistAccra, GhanaAugust 3, 2021Ghana’s plan to buy and develop assets to push its oil and gas exploration gathered momentum last week.The west African country seeks its parliament’s approval to borrow $1.65 billion to achieve this plan.This plan comes two months after Exxon Mobil Corp exited an offshore project.Estimates show Ghana will need around $1.3 billion … Continue reading Ghana’s energy plan aims to ‘become masters of its own destiny’