1. What’s the story?
This has been a long-time coming, but now most experts agree that the slowdown in India’s economy (with a projected GDP growth of 5%) is not set to end any time soon. “It’s going to be stuck in jam for a while.”
2. What else should I be keeping my eyes on?
India’s much-maligned education system, that’s what. According to recent studies, “India’s education system, arrested by inequality and loopholes in policy, sets poor children up for failure.”
3. What more?
Davinder Singh, a high-profile cop from Jammu and Kashmir, was the recipient of the Police Medal for Meritorious Service last year. The shocking twist? “He has now been arrested while accompanying two Hizbul Mujahideen militants from Srinagar to New Delhi on Saturday…”
4. Anything else?
In the latest news from an increasingly tense Middle East, mortar bombs struck the Iraqi military base of Balad on Sunday night, wounding a number of people and spreading panic across the region.
5. Is that all?
The Philippines’ Taal volcano erupted in a massive plume of smoke and ash on Sunday, “prompting thousands of people to flee and officials to shut Manila’s international airport.”
6. Before you leave…
Take a look at the royal furore that’s been happening because Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, have announced that they intend to “step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family.” Their announcement has apparently blindsided the royal family and the British public alike, and sent the entire nation into a tizzy.