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Numbers Matter | The growing booster challenge for India

For the first time since India’s inoculation drive started, the challenge ahead is not one of supply, but that of demand. 
Published on May 17, 2022 02:49 PM IST

Digital transformation of the social impact sector for a sustainable tomorrow

India’s mid-day meal programme is an excellent example of how industrial engineering and enterprise tech can work in tandem in the endeavour to not only eradicate malnutrition in children but also ensure their education.
Published on May 16, 2022 08:05 PM IST

4 cities power India's start-up rush, but emerging hubs may be key to the future

By January 14 of this year we had 83 unicorns. Now we have 100.
Published on May 07, 2022 01:49 PM IST

Numbers Matter | The expansion of India's booster programme 

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From the drive having nearly 188 million people eligible for booster shots, it has now expanded to cover over 940 million people with a third shot of the vaccine. 
Updated on Apr 13, 2022 03:38 PM IST

Explainer: Interpreting S Jaishankar’s speech and Indian position on Ukraine

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India’s foreign minister told Parliament on Wednesday that India’s position was guided by its national beliefs and values, national interests and national strategy. 
Published on Apr 07, 2022 12:07 PM IST

Punjab election: How candidates and parties used social media 

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As we begin to learn more about the use of social media by political parties and candidates, we cannot afford to rush to conclusions on how social media affects voters. 
Published on Mar 22, 2022 02:30 PM IST

Numbers Matter | The figures behind the booster expansion debate

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Several global studies, both in a laboratory setting as well as those that looked at real-world data, have shown that vaccine effectiveness against Covid-19 starts decreasing after a certain time period. 
Published on Mar 22, 2022 01:17 PM IST

How sanctions on Russia will strain India’s defence

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Russia, India’s top supplier of arms, accounted for 46% of the country’s imports during the last five years even though India made fewer purchases from that country over the last decade. 
Published on Mar 18, 2022 02:11 PM IST

The poor record of assemblies in nominating and electing women

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All three women MLAs elected in 2022 are married to politicians. Delilah Michael Lobo is the wife of Michael Lobo (both in photo), former MLA from Calangute. 
Published on Mar 16, 2022 02:52 PM IST

Numbers Matter | Why the current outbreak in Hong Kong is unlike any other

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When seen against Hong Kong’s population of 7.5 million, Tuesday’s statistics mean 30.4 deaths per million, while Monday’s 249 deaths come out to a whopping 33 deaths for every million residents. 
Published on Mar 16, 2022 12:52 PM IST

Explainer: A history of police reforms in India  

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Apart from poor work-life balance, cops also have to work with limited resources at their disposal. 
Published on Mar 15, 2022 09:01 PM IST

What does the UP assembly verdict mean for Muslim political representation?

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Contrary to speculations, the AIMIM did not have much impact in purely electoral terms. 
Published on Mar 15, 2022 04:59 PM IST

A near-peer competitor: How US intelligence views China

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In the nuclear realm, the US has concluded that Beijing is set to continue the “largest ever nuclear force expansion and arsenal diversification in its history”. 
Published on Mar 15, 2022 01:57 PM IST

Is Punjab another Delhi now for the AAP and Congress

Punjab election result: Aam Aadmi Party’s presumptive chief minister in Punjab Bhagwant Mann (REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on Mar 10, 2022 05:04 PM IST

This election season, India's dismal score on women's representation

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The Congress’ shock announcement at the beginning of the campaign clearly did not inspire other parties to make more space for women contestants. 
Updated on Mar 09, 2022 04:28 PM IST

The micro narratives that shaped the poll agenda in Uttar Pradesh

UP election: People stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station during the last phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly election in Varanasi. (REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 07, 2022 07:47 PM IST

Russian brinkmanship in Ukraine and echoes of the Cold War

A local resident reacts as a house is on fire after heavy shelling on the only escape route used by locals to leave the town of Irpin, while Russian troops advance toward the capital, 24km from Kyiv, Ukraine.
Published on Mar 06, 2022 04:11 PM IST

Numbers Matter | Two years, three waves, four lessons

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But the second anniversary comes at one of the better times of the pandemic. 
Published on Mar 04, 2022 01:30 PM IST

Is China the sole beneficiary of Sino-US economic ties?

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It is perfectly plausible that American capital which relocated to China did not lose its profits from selling to domestic consumers in the US economy. 
Published on Mar 02, 2022 06:55 AM IST

UNSC fiddles while Kyiv burns

Russian missiles attack an apartment building in Ukraine.
Updated on Feb 26, 2022 06:35 PM IST

UNSC: Forum of little diplomacy and more grandstanding

Ukrainian soldiers take positions against invading Russians on a bridge in Kyviv
Updated on Feb 26, 2022 06:34 AM IST

In Uttar Pradesh, does caste politics trump human development?

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National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data on human development since 2004 states that UP fared as well, if not better, than its neighbours
Updated on Feb 25, 2022 04:14 PM IST

Premium Conversations | Decoding India-US relations with Atul Keshap

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Atul Keshap played a key role in the US’s enhanced engagement with Indo-Pacific. 
Updated on Feb 22, 2022 10:52 AM IST

The outsourcing shoe is on the other foot in India now

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Whether it is the government relying on TV channels instead of recruiting thousands of teachers or Ed-tech companies replacing hundreds of thousands of private tutors, the disruptions can be felt everywhere. 
Updated on Feb 18, 2022 12:01 PM IST

A health check-up for the Union Budget

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Adjusted for inflation, the cut to the health sector, even as a pandemic is on, is the unkindest of all. 
Published on Feb 17, 2022 08:12 AM IST

In UP, what the BJP’s campaign seems to be lacking this time

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What is even more interesting is the fact that the share of respondents who reported satisfaction from the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the centre and the Akhilesh Yadav led SP government was not very different. 
Published on Feb 17, 2022 08:13 AM IST

Numbers Matter | Decoding the world’s Omicron wave peaks

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This favourable deviation in deaths can be explained by three factors — vaccination, the lethality of Omicron, and expertise. 
Published on Feb 17, 2022 08:11 AM IST

The two divergent economic faces of Uttarakhand

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One sphere where employment pains get reflected is the demand for work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. 
Updated on Feb 15, 2022 07:16 AM IST

Premium Conversations | The India-US economic relationship with Mukesh Aghi

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I would like to see trade reach $500 billion. That is important because it creates jobs on both sides. 
Published on Feb 11, 2022 07:08 AM IST

Explainer: What the law says on hijab

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This is a clash between the state-mandated restriction on religious attire in educational institutions, and the rights of individuals to freely exercise their religious beliefs
Published on Feb 10, 2022 08:02 AM IST
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