Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Piotr Skolimowski

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
China is loosening the criteria for factories to resume operations as it walks a tightrope between containing the coronavirus and preventing a slump in the world's second-largest economy | Representational Image | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Lockdowns have dragged global manufacturing into a historic slump

Figures from Asia to Europe and the US show manufacturing taking a severe hit, with demand, employment and production all in decline.

Defence

Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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