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75 years of Cannes: India is ‘country of honour’ and what this means for our cinema

As India occupies centrestage at Cannes film market, a look back on major milestones in the history of Indian cinema at Cannes.

Padukone to Sindhu & Thomas Cup — the many times Indian badminton shone on world stage

As India beat heavyweights Indonesia 3-0 to clinch their maiden Thomas Cup title, a look back at major milestones in the history of Indian badminton.

What are wet bulb temperatures, and why they probably won’t cross 35°C long enough to be lethal

World panel on climate change said this year that if emissions aren't reduced, wet bulb temperatures would creep closer to 35°C, considered limit of human survivability.

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.

On Camera

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

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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