politics

antiagingBased upon his father’s lifespan Xi Jinping will be President of China until 2043

China has voted to remove term limits on Presidents of China. Xi Jinping will turn 65 this year. Xi Jinping’s father was Xi Zhongxun. His father lived until he was 89. Xi Jinping will likely be President of China for …

deathsNerve agent was used to poison X-Russian spy

A nerve agent was used to deliberately poison a Russian spy and his daughter, police said, and both are in comas fighting for their lives along with a policeman who was first on the scene. Sergei, 66, and Yulia Skripal, …

economyHundreds of millions of uneducated and unemployed Indians could turn to violence

Milan Vaishnav, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, notes that despite great projections for India from McKinsey, the World Bank and IBM and many others, India’s rise is not assured. Milan wrote an article for Foreign Affairs which covers the work …

militaryPutin talked about new weapons for his domestic image 18 days before Russian election

The Russian election is on March 18, 2018. The first round will be held on Sunday 18 March 2018. If in the first round no candidate attains an absolute majority of the votes (more than half), then according to the …

chinaXi Jinping sets himself up to be China’s leader for life

China’s ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country’s president, the official news agency said Sunday, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023. Xi …

economic impactUS budget proposal and infrastructure plan highlights

There is a $4.4 trillion 2019 budget proposal. It includes an infrastructure plan. The infrastructure plan calls for $200 billion in planned federal spending on infrastructure which is to incentive state, local and private funding for $1.5 trillion in overall …

economic impactUS pro-growth Spending, Investment tries to sustain 3+% GDP growth

Solid consumer spending, accelerating business investment and a housing rebound combined to drive fourth-quarter demand in the US economy. Gross domestic product expanded at a 3 percent annualized rate after 3.2 percent in the third quarter and 3.1 percent in …

politicsUS government shutdown to end this evening to clear the way for the SpaceX Heavy test

The US Senate passed pending bill that would fund the US government through Feb. 8 and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. This will be passed by the House and signed by Trump by this evening. …

launchGovernment Shutdown delays SpaceX Falcon Heavy Static Test

SpaceX will be unable to test fire its three-core Falcon Heavy rocket at Kennedy Space Center due to the government shutdown. “Due to the shutdown removing key members of the civilian workforce, the 45th Space Wing will not be able …

future weaponsDefense Innovation Board Recommends how to Boost US military innovation

The Defense Innovation Board is an organization set up in 2016 to bring the technological innovation and best practice of Silicon Valley to the U.S. Military. The board will have up to a dozen members selected by the chair (Eric …