A common entrance test for central universities seems like the obvious solution to the outrage of 100% cut-offs at colleges. However, it raises questions about equal opportunities to students from across states and the role of board exams. Government should ensure this doesn’t become a repeat of the NEET mess.
India has reasons to be ‘shaky’ on sanctioning Russia. But be careful not to isolate Quad partners
President Biden has complained India alone, among Quad countries, is “somewhat shaky” on sanctioning Russia. He’s right, but India has reasons. High oil prices and economic disruption hurt India disproportionately. But Delhi should be careful not to isolate partners needed to push back against China. It’s not an easy balance.