Monday, 29 November, 2021

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What is a protest petition, based on which former SBI chief Pratip Chaudhuri was arrested

A Jaisalmer court had accepted a protest petition filed by former directors of a hotel, who alleged the ex-SBI chief sold their Rs 200 crore-worth property for just Rs 25 crore.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses COP26 World Leaders' Summit , in Glasgow on 1 November 2021. | Photo: ANI

What is the ‘Global Methane Pledge’ that 103 countries signed at COP26

Pledge to cut methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030 was signed at COP26. Methane is the second biggest contributor to global warming. India didn't sign the pledge.
Kedarnath Temple

What is Uttarakhand’s Char Dham board, and why angry priests want it abolished

Char Dham Devasthanam Board is an umbrella body to regulate temples under its preview. It was conceived by former CM Trivendra Singh Rawat when he assumed office in 2017.
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How Sri Lanka’s flip to organic farming has now caused row with China over fertiliser crisis

A Sri Lankan bank withheld payment to China’s Qingdao Seawin Group after its fertiliser samples were allegedly found to host harmful bacteria. China has now blacklisted the bank.
COP26 climate talks

What is COP26, why it is important & India’s role at the climate change conference

COP26 will be held in Glasgow from 31 October-12 November. ThePrint explains its importance, India’s stake in climate change, and upcoming negotiations.
File photo | People's Liberation Army of China during a military parade | Wikimedia Commons/

‘Hot air’ or ‘tougher stance’? China’s new Land Border Law & what it means for India

Beijing Saturday passed the Land Border Law, which comes into effect on 1 January. The law deals with the country’s patrolling activities on its borders.
Dr. Robert Montgomery, the H. Leon Pachter, MD, Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at NYU Langone and director of its Transplant Institute, prepares sutures for use in the xenotransplantation surgery. | Photo: Joe Carrotta for NYU Langone Health

What went behind the ‘breakthrough’ pig to human kidney transplant in New York

In 1997, India had seen a similar operation, when a transplant surgeon from Assam had conducted a pig-to-human heart and lung transplant in Guwahati. The patient, though, died a week later.
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What is a prop gun, the kind Alec Baldwin used on film set that accidentally killed crew member

Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that accidentally killed cinematographer and injured director. ThePrint explains what is a prop gun and its use on film sets.
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi. | Nicolás Pérez/Wikimedia Commons

The 3 granths in Sikhism & the debate surrounding Sarbloh Granth & Dasam Granth

The Nihangs, apart from venerating the Guru Granth Sahib, also hold in reverence the Sarbloh Granth and Dasam Granth. ThePrint explains the distinction between the three granths.
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‘3,600 attacks since 2013’ — violence against Hindu minority not a first for Bangladesh

At least six people died and several were injured after attacks on Bangladesh’s Hindu minority community during Durga Puja celebrations last week.

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Lung cancer is deadly and an unequal burden. Poor countries deserve disease-free ageing too

Worldwide, approximately 70 per cent of cancer deaths occur in lower and middle-income countries, a large fraction of which is due to lung cancer.
File photo of Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

RBI supersedes board of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Capital over defaults in payment

The central bank also appointed Bank of Maharashtra's former executive director Nageswar Rao Y as the administrator of the NBFC.


Navy chief commissions INS Vela, calls it ‘potent platform’ for spectrum of operations

This is the fourth of the six submarines the Navy is inducting under Kalvari class submarine Project 75 and the second major induction in less than a week.

What farm laws retreat by Modi govt tells us about ruling India like a CM with brute majority

No matter how dominant BJP is, India is a federation of states and it has CMs in only 12. Agriculture is largely a state issue, and most of India doesn’t follow it unquestioningly.