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MARKING A PARADIGM SHIFT

The coming together of all 10 Asean heads as guests of honour for the republic Day parade signals how regional powers like India have evolved to play a vital role in modern international architecture. Regional organisations are increasingly becoming a

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Employ high-tech for climate change adaptation

To combat the impact of global warming, it is vital to improve innovation in providing support for new technologies in the water sector, in devising innovative instruments for enhancing groundwater storage and ensuring active participation of various stakeholders, including the

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Desperation and deprivation

Amid the prevailing lockdown, the afflictions of migrant labourers are being compounded during their long trek home and some are being beaten up and tortured by police If the pitiful sight of a father walking with his ten-month-old infant on

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Looking for positives

Maybe India should look at this period as an enforced de-addiction time While Kerala might have the most number of confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 virus strain that has put the entire nation under a lockdown mode, there has only been one

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Indian solutions

Home grown test-kits and geo-fencing of COVID-19 suspects show why we need to prioritise the sciences, R&D If indeed, as Plato famously said, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” then the Coronavirus pandemic has certainly brought out Indian innovation at its best.

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Politics in Corona exodus

The reverse migration of daily wagers has made a mockery of the Prime Minister’s call for a 21-day lockdown. What prompted this humanitarian crisis? There is a strange coincidence, if not synergy, between some Twitter handles calling for the  national Government

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Govt banks big time on Modicare

‘No reimbursement scheme, it will be cashless’ Finance minister Arun Jaitley said that the world’s biggest health cover plan announced in the Union Budget will be cashless and not a reimbursement scheme, and promised more funds if required depending on

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Pandemic not the first nor the last

The present experience forms a part of the collage of this planet’s history. How we respond will determine how the future shall emerge Clearly the planet is passing through challenging times. However, this is not the first time in the

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Adapt to remain alive

Businesses across the world and in India are facing unprecedented shutdowns and many may not survive the Coronavirus’ economic impact. However, those who remain alert and pliant will endure Covid-19 has caused worldwide disruption and all countries are desperately battling this

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Animal farm

Wild animals straying into city streets during the lockdown show how we have stifled our biodiversity They say the Coronavirus is Nature’s way of reclaiming its space on its terms for all the degradation of its splendour and resources by

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