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HAL cuts its profit on Tejas Mark 1A deal by 50%, fighter jets to take to sky by 2022

Defence Ministry Wednesday gave green signal to the purchase of 83 Light Combat Aircraft Mark 1A Tejas from the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited at a cost of Rs 37,000 cr.
A file photo of Retd. Air Marshal Anjan Kumar Gogoi. } Photo: Twitter/IAF

Ex-CJI’s IAF officer brother Anjan Gogoi too has post-retirement job — Secretary-level post

Retired Air Marshal Anjan Kumar Gogoi, a recipient of Param Vishisht Seva Medal and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, was named as an NEC member in January.
The protest at Jama Masjid

UP books 27 anti-CAA protesters under gangsters Act — a law controversial since 1986 launch

Lucknow police say the Act has been invoked because the protesters ‘conspired as a gang to commit anti-government activities…’
Coronavirus protection

What is community transmission — how one can contract COVID-19 without travelling

The health ministry has denied cases of community transmission in India which means those sick have only been infected by a known source.
US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister issued a joint press statement after their meeting at Hyderabad House. | Photo: Praveen Jain| ThePrint

Blue Dot Network — US answer to China’s Belt & Road Initiative that India’s ‘interested’ in

Blue Dot Network concept was officially launched in November 2019 at Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Thailand. It will be led by the US along with Japan & Australia.
Representational image | Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

Why oil prices are going down and how it affects the Indian economy

As Saudi Arabia initiated a price war against Russia, the crude oil price fell by 30%, registering its single-largest fall since 1990 Gulf War.
In India too, many shops and online retailers have run out of hand sanitisers

How the hand sanitiser came about — from 12th century to 1997

Amid coronavirus outbreak, the hand sanitiser has become a most sought-after product, with many countries even reporting shortages.
Officials collect Census data | Photo:

Fear of quota claims, ‘need to save secular state’ — why caste never made it to the census

The last time comprehensive data on caste was collected was in the 1931 Census, and there is now a growing clamour to include caste as a category in the 2021 Census.
File image of the Chinese ship Dai Cui Yun

What is autoclave? Nuclear missile tech that India seized from Pakistan-bound Chinese ship

DRDO officials have said the seized item was an autoclave, which can be used for both civilian and military purposes. ThePrint explains what it is.
(From left) Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Michael Bloomberg

Why today, ‘Super Tuesday’, is most crucial for US Democratic presidential hopefuls

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Mike Bloomberg’s fortunes will be on the line as 14 US states and one territory hold primaries today.

On Camera

Doctors treat Covid-19 patients in an intensive care unit at a Hospital in Rome, Italy | Bloomberg

Why coronavirus treatments shouldn’t take back seat to vaccines

Everything would have to go right to get a vaccine this year, but several types of treatments may be able to help patients in a matter of months.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.