Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: America

US death toll from Covid-19 now expected to be 60,000, far below earlier projections

Two prominent models for US mortality are yielding decreased fatality projections based on what Americans are doing to mitigate the spread.

America closes down as a third of its citizens told to stay home

From New York to Illinois, governors from coast to coast have told Americans not to leave home except for dire circumstances.

America’s status as petroleum exporter at risk as oil prices plunge

The U.S. only in recent months began exporting more petroleum than it imports, a shift fueled by record shale production in fields such as the Permian Basin.

What are opioids — the highly addictive drugs that wreaked havoc in the US

John Kapoor, the Amritsar-born Indian American & founder of pharma company Isys, was sentenced for leading a conspiracy that led to the opioid crisis in the US.

Bollywood’s Big P, Saint Stephen for ‘mosaic’ culture and Amit Shah’s chronology

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

‘Dharma isn’t America’s to claim’ — Indian author accuses Hollywood of cultural appropriation

Movie 'American Dharma' is about the rise of Alt-Right poster boy Steve Bannon, credited with engineering divisive strategies that made 2016 election of Donald Trump possible. 

India is a sticking point in how well Pakistan straddles its ties with the US and Afghanistan

Four hard, critical 'resets' are required from Pakistan's civil-military leadership — involving US, India and Afghanistan— but it seems to be moving in the opposite direction.

Raghuram Rajan can be a strong contender to head IMF if it’s looking beyond Europeans

Global leaders must do more to depoliticise IMF and end the US-Europe stitch-up to choose the best person for the job.

India-Russia S-400 missile deal gets no mention during Modi-Trump talks at G-20 meeting

India signed a USD 5 billion deal with Russia's S-400, the most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defence system, last year.

No, the West never owned scientific thinking

Although Europe and the U.S. dominated scientific discovery during the 19th and 20th centuries, other countries made significant contributions.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


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.