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What is India-EU Trade and Technology Council, and how it will help ongoing FTA negotiations

Council will focus on areas like 5G and AI, seek to deepen cooperation in trade and security. Experts say it’ll 'smoothen' overall FTA negotiations between India and EU.

What is front running? The illegal practice that led Axis Mutual Fund to crack down on staffers

Axis AMC says it has been conducting an investigation over the last two months, 'with the help of reputed external advisers', into potential irregularities.

How CM Hemant Soren’s ‘mining lease to himself’ has helped BJP demand his disqualification

Soren holds charge of both mining & environment departments, which 'cleared' mining lease to his company last year. BJP called for disqualification under Representation of the People Act.

Science, body or genes? How slight women like Harshada Sharad win medals in weightlifting

Weightlifting actually helps women build a toned physique as it is the most efficient way towards weight loss while retaining muscles.

La Niña, climate change — why Indian subcontinent got scorched so early & for so long this year

While heat waves are common this time of the year and peak in May, the ongoing heat wave was first declared uncharacteristically early on 11 March.

2nd Covid shot from Serum Institute, Rs 225/dose: All about Covovax, new jab approved for teens

Covovax, developed by US company Novavax & manufactured in India by Serum Institute, is a protein-based vaccine developed from SARS-CoV-2 strain.

Karachi University bombing latest attack by ‘restructured’, more aggressive Baloch insurgency

Three Chinese nationals were among 4 civilians killed Tuesday in a suicide bombing at Pakistan’s Karachi University.

Soaring mercury, long power outages & more — why ‘coal shortage’ has states & Modi govt squabbling  

Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh are facing some of the longest power cuts in the country, as a heatwave sweeps over India.

Macron winning second term in France is politically & historically significant. Here’s why

One of only 4 presidents to be re-elected since 1958, Macron's win triggered angry protests in Paris & Lyon. Macron's majority over far-Right rival Marine Le Pen was halved.

What’s the BA.2.12.1 Omicron sub-lineage, reported to be behind the renewed Covid surge in Delhi

BA.2.12.1, along with its sister lineage BA.2.12 , was also reported to be behind the Covid surge in the US this month. Delhi reported 965 new cases of Covid Friday.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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