Monthly Archives: August 2018

Retrograde move

Punjab’s proposal to provide for a life termfor sacrilege is excessive and undesirable The Punjab Cabinet’s decision to amend the law to make acts of sacrilege against the holy books of major religions punishable with life imprisonment is retrograde and fraught with undesirable consequences. It may also set off a …

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A dangerous gamble – by Pallavi Aiyar Extract

The Indonesian President’s choice for running mateis disappointing, though not surprising Indonesian elections have a history of generating strange bedfellows. Yet, even by Indonesia’s flexible standards, President Joko Widodo’s recent announcement of his running mate for the 2019 general elections is disappointing, if not altogether surprising. His pick, Ma’ruf Amin, …

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Pulling back from the brink by Sujatha Byravan Extract

Extraordinary changes are required to prevent a ‘hothouse earth’ pathway Just when we thought the news on climate change could not get worse, a group of scientists have published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences deliberating on how the planet might move into a high …

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In search of greatness by Sundar Sarukkai

Scientific achievement will only happen in a culture which celebrates great art, philosophy, sports The Fields Medal, popularly seen as the equivalent of a Nobel Prize, is awarded once in four years to two-four mathematicians below the age of 40. In its long history, no woman had won this medal …

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Tilting at windmills by Ravi Arvind Palat

Donald Trump’s trade war ignores the complexity of world supply chains and glosses over issues within U.S. industry In U.S. President Donald Trump’s simplistic world-view, slapping tariffs on the U.S.’s main trading partners — Canada, China, the European Union, and Mexico — will reduce U.S. trade deficits, bring back well-paying …

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Paris Jackson sorry for Harper’s Bazaar cover

Singapore has laws against homosexuality Paris Jackson has apologised for appearing on the front cover ofHarper’s Bazaarmagazine in Singapore, which has laws against homosexuality, after the bisexual actress came under fire for ‘hypocrisy’. She sparked a storm of criticism after posting an Instagram picture of the cover of the September …

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‘Tata Tech now a key player in EV space’

Company developing more than 11 electric vehicle projects globally: Bhade Tata Technologies Ltd. has emerged as a leading end-to-end developer of electric vehicles (EVs) for global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and start-ups, a top executive said.“We reinvented the company to be ready for the EV play,” said Anand Bhade, president, …

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SEBI’s MF reclassification hits small cap universe

Fund inflows into segment plunge to Rs. 22 cr. from Rs. 5,650 cr. The capital markets regulator’s decision last year to reclassify mutual fund schemes to help bring uniformity in investment strategy and asset allocation seems to have made the small cap universe a big casualty, with a bulk of …

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