Editorials

Rebooting the system for a skills upgrade

There needs to be a road map to rescue private Industrial Training Institutes from their weak state Small shops, basements, tin sheds and godowns. These are not random workplaces but places where private Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) are running in the country. Disturbing facts such as these come from the …

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Desai’s opposition to bank nationalisation

Mr. Morarji Desai, Deputy Prime Minister, made a categorical declaration in the Lok Sabha to-day [August 5, New Delhi] that the Government did not hold the view that nationalisation of banks was necessary, in the present state of affairs. Though some members of the Congress Party demanded nationalisation, Mr. Desai …

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Clarifying asylum

The IACHR’s advisory opinion is a moral victory for Julian Assange. But will it impress the U.K. or the U.S.? June 19th was the sixth anniversary of WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange entering the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He was granted asylum in 2012 by then President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa. …

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Change gears

States should reconsider their opposition to amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act India’s law governing motor vehicles and transport is archaic, lacking the provisions necessary to manage fast motorisation. The lacunae in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, require to be addressed to improve road safety, ensure orderly use of vehicles …

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Brexit troubles

The British PM faces a tough test to win support in Europe for her Chequers plan Desperate times call for desperate measures. British Prime Minister Theresa May last week flew to France to meet French President Emmanuel Macron at his holiday home, to lobby for her Cabinet’s version of Brexit …

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Anatomy of an outbreak

How Congo learnt from the 2014 Ebola crisis and is dealing with the situation this year The Ebola virus returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced, on July 24, that the Ebola outbreak had ended there. Congo says it …

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The problem at the WTO

The time has come for the developing world to have a greater say While Bretton Woods institutions were to embed the new financial trade order, U.S. Treasury department official, Harry Dexter White, and economist John Maynard Keynes had more than just the regulation of the international monetary system in mind …

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Citizenship and compassion

Can India manage with a certain amount of disorder to sustain a plural vision of democracy? The current situation in Assam seems like a nightmare, a warning about the internal contradictions of democracy. It is a warning that the 19th century ideas of democracy as electoral-ism and the notion of …

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Healthline ritesh kumar

Those who use high speed Internet tend to sleep 25 minutes less than their counterparts without such access. They are also significantly less likely to sleep between the prescribed seven to nine hours.” —Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/healthline-ritesh-kumar/article24606172.ece

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Every ounce counts

Basic nutrition:World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) is celebrated every year to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and other organisations to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Breastfeeding, …

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