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January 24, 2021 10:47:28 am

Over the years, Parliament has repealed several laws — and there have also been precedents of the government not bringing a law into force for several years after it has been passed.

January 23, 2021 9:42:45 am

Apart from repeal of farm laws, farmers are demanding guaranteed minimum support prices, which have no legal backing. A look at what the implications would be if the govt did provide the guarantee

January 24, 2021 10:49:36 am

This development is related to the News Media Bargaining Code, a mandatory code of conduct to address bargaining power imbalances between the Australian news media businesses and digital platforms.

January 24, 2021 10:50:25 am

Tamil Nadu government allege that the bodies which washed ashore in Sri Lanka belonged to four Indian fishermen and that they were beaten to death by the Lankan Navy.

January 24, 2021 10:51:44 am

It is no secret that Donald Trump consistently sought refuge in golf. The grass was always greener on that side.

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January 22, 2021 11:03:33 am

The non-stop bull rally on the stock markets has taken the benchmark over the milestone of 50,000. But several questions loom over the market horizon: Is the rally for real? Why is it happening? Will the bull run continue?

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January 22, 2021 2:29:29 pm

The Office of Speechwriting is a presidential department in the White House, responsible for researching and writing the President’s speeches.

January 20, 2021 7:00:18 am

Of all the humiliation heaped on Donald Trump as he leaves the White House today, the de-platforming by Twitter and Facebook must hurt him the most. But even as many celebrate his comeuppance, concerns have been raised about the enormous power for-profit Big Tech wields in the running of democracies.

January 19, 2021 7:05:02 am

The scientists have recommended two masks rather than one in certain settings, and explained that a mask protects not only people around the wearer but also the wearer.

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January 19, 2021 7:17:34 am

Joe Biden's Chief of Staff Rob Klain said the administration faces "four overlapping and compounding crises": Covid-19, crisis the resulting economic crisis, climate change, and racial inequity.

January 22, 2021 2:33:43 pm

As the problem of non-performing assets persists in a sector stressed by the pandemic, the RBI Governor has agreed to look at a proposal for creating a bad bank. What are the arguments for and against the concept?

January 18, 2021 11:11:30 am

Scientists at WUSTL have published a paper showing that a relatively simple and rapid blood test can predict — within a day of a hospital admission — which Covid-19 patients are at highest risk of severe complications or death.

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January 22, 2021 2:26:22 pm

Twenty-nine people have died in Norway after being administered Pfizer’s vaccine against the novel coronavirus, Norwegian authorities have said. Is this a serious concern?

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January 22, 2021 2:33:58 pm

Covid-19 vaccination presents an opportunity. Given that many people unknowingly live with slow-onset non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cancers, and the vaccination programme prioritises those with co-morbodities, the strategy can be dovetailed into a screening programme for such NCDs.

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January 18, 2021 10:39:18 am

Ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, Jallikattu has become the subject of politics between Congress and BJP. A look at what it means for Tamil culture, and the controversies leading to an ongoing legal battle.

January 18, 2021 10:40:25 am

Simple interventions, however, may maximise the vaccine’s initial effectiveness, the Association for Psychological Science has said in a new report, which recommends exercising and getting a good night’s sleep in the 24 hours before vaccination.

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January 19, 2021 11:05:44 am

Starting Jan 1, fund houses must disclose how risky a particular mutual fund scheme is, from 'low' to 'very high' risk. How will the risk be calculated, and how will it help investors make more informed decisions?

January 13, 2021 7:05:55 am

The use of arthritis drugs, especially tocilizumab, against coronavirus has been the subject of debate through the pandemic, emerging as a choice at times and falling out of favour at other times.

January 22, 2021 2:33:51 pm

In a clarification on its privacy policy update, WhatsApp has made a distinction between private and business messages. What does the update change for you, and does it call for switching to another app?

January 12, 2021 9:05:55 am

Researchers have found that a lower breathing frequency — and holding one’s breath — increases the risk of virus-laden droplets reaching the deep lung.

January 12, 2021 12:40:22 pm

In the last 50 days, three luxury liners have queued up at Alang to be broken. Why is there such a queue? Which luxury liners have reached Alang recently?

January 14, 2021 12:19:35 pm

India is back as a non-permanent member on the United Nations Security Council. A look at its seven previous terms, and what its agenda will be amid events concerning China, Pakistan and the US

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January 19, 2021 10:55:58 am

Farmers' protest: The protest by thousands of farmers at Delhi’s borders have brought to focus a range of issues in agriculture in India. One of the country’s leading policy experts provides a primer on some important questions.

Gas pipeline from Kochi to Mangaluru: hurdles crossed, and why it matters
January 11, 2021 10:13:13 am

The key infrastructure project has come about after overcoming protests in Kerala, misconceptions about safety, and a long delay.

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January 23, 2021 9:59:19 pm

With the novel coronavirus still rampant, fear of a new virus, which causes bird flu, has spread. This virus does not normally spread from human to human — however, earlier outbreaks caused considerable losses to the poultry industry. Several states have reported deaths of birds, but mostly non-domesticated.