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Insights, a blog published by IMPRI.

Pink Tax-Rising Gender Disparity

In history, the color pink was commonly worn by men and the ornamentation of masculine attire with embroidered flowers was not unusual as a result color pink didn’t always symbolize femininity. Pink wasn’t a ‘girly’ color until World War- II (Stamberg, 2014).

US Hit the Debt Ceiling: Rising Alarm to Budget Deficit

The US hit the debt ceiling of $31.4 trillion on January 19 and as early as June 1, the US government may run out of money to pay its bills if Congress does not raise or suspend the debt ceiling. US treasury secretary Janet Yellen reaffirmed that defaulting on the US debt obligation would be a “catastrophe” and would put into question Washington’s “global economic leadership”. The debt ceiling refers to the maximum amount of money the government can borrow to meet its financial obligations.

Operationalisation of Sittwe Port’s New Terminal: An Advancement in Maritime Prospects

It was a dream of former Prime Minister (PM) Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who first envisaged opening an alternate sea route through Myanmar for the northeastern part of India in 2003. Bangladesh at that time was very non-committal on transit to India. The Ministry of external affairs (MEA) appointed the public sector consultancy company RITES to do a study in 2003. The operationalisation of Sittwe Port’s new terminal was the beginning of the journey.