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Deeplina Banerjee

Deeplina Banerjee

PhD Student, Gender, Sexuality and Women Studies, Western University
I am currently enrolled as PhD student in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women Studies at the University of Western Ontario. My research focuses on the Rohingya genocide, where I aim to investigate the sexual violence faced by Rohingya women. My research interest includes genocide, gender-based violence, feminist theory, human security, and human rights.

A professor in India lost her job over a bikini photo on Instagram. What does this say about misogyny?

Aug 21, 2022 17:28 pm UTC| Life

News recently broke that last year, an assistant professor in Kolkata one of the more liberal cities in India was allegedly forced to resign after posting a photo in a bathing suit on her social media. While the...

The Taliban's conquest of Kabul threatens the lives and safety of girls, women and sexual minorities

Aug 22, 2021 01:41 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The world watched in shock as Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan, fled the country on Aug. 15. The Taliban occupied Kabul, the countrys capital, and international news channels and social media began to be flooded...

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Economy

PepsiCo Unveils Pepsi Zero Mint, Yakisoba's Perfect Companion in Japan

PepsiCos innovation continues in Japan with a bold new flavor, the Pepsi Zero Mint, designed specifically to pair with Yakisoba, a popular stir-fried noodle dish. After success with the karaage-themed variant, this minty...

PepsiCo Launches Eco-Friendly, High-Tech Facility in Poland; Aims for Zero Net Emissions by 2035

PepsiCo has inaugurated a 222.6 million state-of-the-art facility in Swiatem, Poland, touted as the beverage giants most environmentally sustainable and innovative plant in the European Union. The facility showcases...

PepsiCo India, Cropin Unveil Satellite-Aided Platform to Optimize Potato Yields for Small Farmers

PepsiCo India and Cropin Technologies join forces, launching a revolutionary crop intelligence platform that enhances potato yield management. The initiative, targeting small-scale Indian farmers, deploys satellite imagery...

Uber Debuts Carshare Service in Sustainability Push; Boston and Toronto Get First Dibs

As part of its sustainability initiatives, Uber Technologies, Inc. is stepping into the car rental market with the launch of its Carshare service. Initially, Boston and Toronto will be the first cities to experience this...

Politics

China in Africa: Kenya railway study shows investment projects aren’t a one-way street

China is an important economic player in Africa. In 2021 alone, China accounted for nearly US$5 billion in foreign direct investment in African countries. The rapidly increasing Chinese presence across Africa has become a...

NATO must tread carefully in Southeast Asia, where painful memories of colonialism remain

NATOs incursion into the Indo-Pacific region is a move that will exacerbate regional conflicts and tensions. Thats because NATO cannot be separated from the history of European colonialism and imperialism that shaped...

South Africa has changed its electoral law, but a much more serious overhaul is needed

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa recently signed into law a change to the countrys electoral act to allow individuals to contest national and provincial elections independently of political parties. The change...

Amid fears of Chinese influence, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has grown more powerful

A Chinese private equity firm, Primavera Capital Group, acquired the well-known test preparation company Princeton Review and an online learning platform, Tutor.com, in May 2023. The move, like other Chinese investments...

UK: UN Rights Chief Expresses Concerns Over Migration Bill

The United Nations human rights chief has expressed his concerns to the British government about its legislation to combat illegal migration. The human rights chief cited concerns that it would bar people from seeking...

Science

Drilling down on treatment-resistant fungi with molecular machines

`Fungi are present on the skin of around 70% of the population, without causing harm or benefit. Some fungal infections, like athletes foot, are minor. Others, like Candida albicans, can be deadly especially for...

Astronomers detected two major targets with a single telescope – a mysterious signal and its source galaxy

Astronomers have been working to better understand the galactic environments of fast radio bursts (FRBs) intense, momentary bursts of energy occurring in mere milliseconds and with unknown cosmic origins. Now, a study...

Biodegradable plastic in clothing doesn't break down nearly as quickly as hoped – new research

Plastic pollution has emerged as one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time. Over 100 million tonnes of plastic enters the environment each year, with more than 10 million tonnes ending up in our oceans....

Gravitational wave detector LIGO is back online after 3 years of upgrades – how the world's most sensitive yardstick reveals secrets of the universe

After a three-year hiatus, scientists in the U.S. have just turned on detectors capable of measuring gravitational waves - tiny ripples in space itself that travel through the universe. Unlike light waves, gravitational...

Why don't rocks burn?

While many rocks dont burn, some of them do. It depends on what the rocks are made of and thats related to how they were formed. There are three main rock types: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. These rocks are...

Technology

KakaoTalk’s ‘Silent Exit’ Option Activated in Chat Rooms by 2 Million Korean Users

KakaoTalk developed and launched the Silent Exit function in its group chat rooms, and within three weeks, it was reported that more than two million users in South Korea have already activated the new...

Samsung to Power Hyundai's Next-Gen Infotainment Systems With Exynos Auto V920 Chips

Samsung Electronics has secured a contract to provide Hyundai Motor with its advanced Exynos Auto V920 chips for next-generation in-car infotainment systems, launching in 2025. This marks the companies first collaboration...

TSMC Eyes Japanese Subsidy for Second Chip Plant Amid Growing Demand

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) enters talks with Japan for subsidized funding of a new Kyushu chip plant to mitigate the short supply of previous-gen chips, even as employee satisfaction issues spark...

SK Signet Targets 30% Global Share with Ultra-Fast EV Chargers, Challenging Tesla's Dominance

South Korean firm SK Signet Inc., a leading manufacturer of electric vehicle chargers, plans to seize up to 30% of the global market by 2025. Its strategy involves the production of ultra-fast chargers, directly...

Samsung Unveils Windows-Powered Smart Kiosk in South Korea: Revolutionizing Retail and Dining Experiences

Samsung Electronics has introduced the Samsung Kiosk, a Windows 10 IoT Enterprise-powered smart ordering solution, garnering accolades at ISE 2023 and bringing seamless self-service to restaurants, pharmacies, and retail...
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