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Backyard bird count records 1036 species from India, 3rd after Colombia, Ecuador

While Kerala recorded the most number of bird checklists, West Bengal reported the maximum number of species

While Kerala recorded the most number of checklists, West Bengal reported the maximum number of species (Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher/Parthasarathi Chakrabarti)
Published on Mar 04, 2024 01:54 PM IST

Indian-origin mom turns school buses into $1.3 billion startup. Here’s how

The startup, which is valued at $1.3 billion, serves over 4,000 schools across California, Washington, Texas, Illinois, Tennessee and Maryland.

The Indian-origin mom quit her job in 2015 to start electric school buses startup. (Representational Image/Unsplash)
Published on Mar 04, 2024 01:53 PM IST

Consumption trends and monetary policy

The falling share of food in households’ spending will help, given food inflation also drives inflation expectations

 Average monthly per capita consumption expenditure (MPCE) was <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,773 in rural India and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6,459 in urban India in 2022-23 as against <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,431 in rural India and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,629 in urban India in 2011-12.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Published on Mar 04, 2024 11:06 AM IST

Need to reflect on WTO’s mandate

It is increasingly failing to make the global trade regime equitable and rules-based

Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and President of Comoros Azali Assoumani chat after signing the agreement for the Comoros accession to the WTO during the 13th WTO Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi of February 26, 2024. The world's trade ministers gathered in the UAE on February 26 for a high-level WTO meeting with no clear prospects for breakthroughs, amid geopolitical tensions and disagreements. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Mar 04, 2024 08:07 AM IST
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Grand Tamasha: Decoding implications of SC’s electoral bond ruling

Two weeks ago, a five-judge bench of India’s Supreme Court ruled that electoral bonds—a controversial instrument of political giving introduced by the Narendra Modi government—violated the Constitution and would immediately cease operating

Under the court’s ruling, the State Bank of India (SBI) will immediately stop issuing bonds; the Election Commission of India (ECI) must disclose details of all transactions since April 2019. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 06:58 AM IST
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