New research contradicts earlier findings on smoking and Covid-19. Smokers, everywhere, lose a silver lining.
Investments in research and development can help India tap its ‘green’ hydrogen potential and align its energy sector with climate goals
Regularly available, credible data on formal and informal work force is needed to inform policy, plug the gaps.
It has stalled erosion of democracy in India, strengthened a new coalition of different interest groups, including farmers, workers, Dalits and civil society, and challenged the hegemony of agri-business
Digital health mission is much-needed. Challenges of language of communication, privacy, doctor shortage must be addressed.
Recent reshuffle does not address socio-economic issues plaguing the state and has faulty electoral arithmetic, thus leaving open a window of opportunity for Opposition
Developments on security front herald a period of uncertainty and danger, but with China’s crackdown on its private sector, India’s economic prospects look brighter.
IITM Pune researchers have shown that the IMD prediction system is deficient in predicting the Atlantic Niño and, therefore, its effect on the Indian monsoon. Monsoon 2021 is a clear example of this missed link.
Several armed demonstrations against the regime of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini erupted in Tehran, leaving at least seven people dead and more than 40 injured, and forcing a strict security clampdown in the Iranian capital.
The 1997 video has brought home to many how prescient the Chancellor had been about climate change, arguably the greatest existential threat humankind faces, and how, in office, she could have done much more.
Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: It is consolidating at a moment when its grade on the three ‘Cs’ — Climate, Covid and Critical Technologies — is, from the point of view of the rest of the world, already a ‘C’.
Tripura CM’s bravado is a symptom of executive overreach. He must stay within his constitutional lane.
Sheila Vir writes: It is based on one study that has several limitations and would impact immunity in young children.
Voters may still continue to back these governments in the absence of better choices, but that would be more a statement on the limited political menu on offer, and less a success of tokenism.
D Raja writes: Both upheld the culture of dissent and independent thinking which is currently under threat.
Harsh Mander writes: The violence in Assam, like that inflicted by lynch mobs, shows normalisation of hatred against communities. It cannot be ascribed to social anomalies.
C Raja Mohan writes: With China’s emergence as a major space power, there is a new urgency for democratic powers to come together to secure their national interests as well as promote sustainable order in the skies above.
The Indian government has brushed aside reports from Dhaka that 18 Bangladesh citizens had been killed within Bangladesh borders in an attack by Indian security personnel earlier this week.
Michael Pinto writes: Critics overstate pitfalls, and hold it up to unreasonable standards
Urvashi Butalia writes: She built institutions and solidarities with her unusual feminist weapons — laughter, songs, slogans and art
Ashok Gulati, Ranjana Roy write: Augmenting farmers’ income will require investment in animal husbandry, fisheries and fruit and vegetable cultivation. Private sector needs to be incentivised to create value chains
Tejashwi Yadav writes: If inclusive development is the constitutional priority of our country, then we must demand the socio-economic caste enumeration and make it publicly available so that our development policies and programmes can be accordingly shaped.
What stops India from offering, say, 2 mt of wheat to Afghanistan as humanitarian aid and one mt of rice to Sri Lanka against payment in local currency similar to that under PL-480?
Feza T Azmi writes: Among other things, it becomes possible to access learning from the safety and comfort of their homes, saving them from unnecessary inhibitions in attending physical schools.
India’s own emergence as a major economic power makes it a critical player in shaping the outcomes on these issues. Delhi’s closer partnership with Washington will in turn boost India’s global strategic salience.