The Glasgow Pact is a mixed bag. It has aimed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees but disappointed on climate finance. That makes it hypocritical for rich, historical emitters to villianise India over “phase down” of coal and fossil fuel subsidies. Ultimately, some progress is better than no progress.
Centre extending CBI, ED chiefs’ tenure abuse of power, to keep them loyal to political masters
Central ordinances to extend CBI and ED chiefs’ tenure up to five years are an abuse of executive powers. Provision of three yearly extensions will keep them insecure and therefore, loyal to political masters. These ordinances will further damage the agencies’ credibility. Supreme Court mustn’t allow mockery of its order.
Time running out for Delhi. WFH and lockdowns for pollution no solution
Supreme Court’s advice for work-from-home and talk of pollution-induced lockdown in Delhi are no solutions. These are just knee-jerk, lazy and easy band-aids in lieu of sustained government work. Stubble burning, Diwali firecrackers, construction dust – we have heard these reasons for over a decade. Time is running out for Delhi.
Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it
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