1. What’s the story?
We know this may have gotten repetitive at this point, but India’s economic woes do not seem to be ending. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) downgraded India’s growth projection to 6.1% on Tuesday. It had earlier downgraded its projection from 7.3% to 7%. (Quick recap: The IMF is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.)
2. Where else should I be keeping an eye on?
Kashmir, that’s where. On Monday, two months after the Indian Government repealed Article 370 and shut down all communication in the Kashmir valley, phones have buzzed back to life. For the average Kashmiri, it apparently “felt like Eid.”
3. What more?
In an apparently strange development, BJP’s poll manifesto for the upcoming Maharashtra state elections has promised to consider awarding the Bharat Ratna to Vinayak Damodar Savarkar – the controversial proponent of Hindutva. There may be several reasons for this.
4. Anything else?
Dahanu, a tribal taluka in Maharashtra, has been classified as an ecologically diverse region for decades. In 1996, the Supreme Court granted Dahanu a special authority – the Dahanu Taluka Environment Protection Authority, or DTEPA. However, things are in danger now.
5. Is that all?
Protests in Hong Kong have been raging all summer, with varying degrees of response from across the world. Now, “here’s how Google employees are fighting over their company’s decision to ban a Hong Kong protest video game app.”
6. Before you leave…
Read about the mysterious moon water. “The lunar supply won’t be anything like the stuff on Earth, but NASA wants it anyway.”