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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.

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.

Modi, Rahul Gandhi, and Djokovic — what liberals miss

The Djokovic episode is a real-life dilemma of moral philosophy that will be cited as a case study for future philosophy courses.

Indians flout traffic rules because ‘everyone does it’. Road safety should be a public good

According to a report published at the Indian Public Policy Review, the Motor Vehicles Act amendment is just 'ink on paper'.

Modi govt will have to wait on All India Judicial Services. Top judiciary main opposition

AIJS aims to draw better talent to the district and subordinate judiciary but the higher judiciary does not want to give assertion over the lower courts.

Defence ministry’s PMA policy is protectionism. Indian-made arms need export market

The increase in momentum of 'self-reliance' projects by the defence ministry is palpable. But it can't be successful as a standalone initiative.

O.P. Nayyar, the untrained musical genius who was more than just a hit machine

O.P. Nayyar was considered the biggest threat to Shankar-Jaikishan by the late 1950s. And though he and Lata Mangeshkar admired each other, they never collaborated.

Helicopter, transport pilots missing in IAF top ranks. It is a fighter-dominated Service

AVM Mohey is the first helicopter pilot to be appointed Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training, in nearly three decades. IAF needs policy change.

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.

Was Djokovic a health risk in Australia? What did the country’s govt gain from his deportation

A federal court in Australia Sunday upheld the government’s decision to revoke the tennis player's visa, ending a 10-day saga in on the issue.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of pedestrians walking down a road in Shanghai on the day of the Lunar New Year last year. | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Ladakh standoff cost China more. Look at its ‘chocolate soldiers’, big tech failure

Despite a host of ‘peace agreements’ over the last 3 decades, China’s costs have been mostly intangible but intensely damaging and acute.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
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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