Daily Archives: November 1, 2018

Turkey Surrenders.

In London on October 31, at 4 P.M., Reuter is informed that Britain has officially received definite peace proposals from Turkey which are regarded as tantamount to an unconditional surrender. At 4 P.M., Turkey agreed to an armistice. At 5.20 P.M., it is understood that Turkey has offered to lay …

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Tussle for power

The RBI-government row throws up questions about the central bank’s autonomy What is the RBI aggrieved about? One, the Reserve Bank of India wants more powers over regulating public sector banks (PSBs). Two, it feels that the government should not dictate the quantum of its surplus that can be paid …

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Ending impunity

Delhi HC retrieves a lost cause and convicts those behind the Hashimpura massacre The conviction of 16 personnel of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) for the massacre of Muslims committed 31 years ago is a rare instance of the justice system responding to the cry for accountability and justice. By …

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Age of Bolsonaro

The victory of the divisive firebrand raises serious anxieties about the future of Brazil In electing retired army Captain Jair Bolsonaro as its President, Brazil has chosen to be governed by a man described as the “Trump of the Tropics”, after the 45th U.S. President, Donald Trump. Mr. Bolsonaro swept …

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Mapping Brazil’s far-right shift

The drift into the orbit of the U.S. will weaken global multi-polarity Jair Bolsonaro, who will become the new President of Brazil early next year, will be the most extreme far right leader to govern a democratic nation. Brazil, the largest country in South America, has decided to go the …

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Adrift on stormy seas

Dravidian politics must re-invent every aspect of itself: its modes of operation, its emotional motifs, and its leadership Tamil Nadu at different points in history has been considered the bane of Indian politics as much as it has been the enlightened torch-bearer of progressive reform. Today, the foundation of its …

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Support for lives on the move

A national policy for internal migration is needed to improve earnings and enable an exit from poverty Though migration is expected to enhance consumption and lift families out of absolute poverty at the origin, it is not free from distress — distress due to unemployment or underemployment in agriculture, natural …

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Homing in on that empty slot

Indian student’s algorithm uses big data analytics to identify parking space An Indian student in the U.S. has created a space-detecting algorithm that can help tackle the problem of finding a parking spot by using big data analytics and save a person’s time and money. Sai Nikhil Reddy Mettupally, a …

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Be ready to trace the origin of messages, WhatsApp told

Required for original message sender’s identification: govt. The government on Wednesday said it does not want WhatsApp to “decrypt and read” messages sent on its platform but “insists” that the Facebook-owned firm be able to trace the origin of messages that lead to serious crimes. This was conveyed to WhatsApp …

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