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Representational image for wheat | Photo: Bloomberg

Not just supply snags, high energy prices also factor behind global ‘cost-of-living’ crisis

Global food prices surged by 28% in 2021 compared to year before — highest in a decade, according to UN estimates. By May 2022, food prices were 60% higher compared to 2020.

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

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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