European Parliament decision making one common charger mandatory for all devices is a great idea whose time has come. India – world’s second largest mobile phone market and also the fastest growing – should emulate this. It will not only untangle our gadget-dependent digital existence a bit but also help reduce e-waste.
Treat Hyderabad gang rape accused minors as adults. Age can’t be a waiver in heinous crimes
The minors accused in the Hyderabad gang rape should be tried as adults in court. They planned and acted as a gang; the intention was clear; videos were made. If we learned anything from the 2012 Delhi rape case, it is that age cannot be a waiver in heinous crimes.
India collaborating to produce next-gen fighter aircraft engines a reminder of our failure
India’s search for international collaboration to produce engines for next-generation fighter aircraft, as reported by ThePrint, is a painful reminder of failure to develop an indigenous one. Technology deficits, personnel shortages, underfunding have undermined efforts to develop cutting-edge technologies. There’s no quick-fix: India must invest more in scientific research ecosystem.