Thursday, 20 January, 2022
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Topic: America

White nationalists want America to be white again, but here’s why it won’t happen

The white share of the US population has been dropping, from a little under 90 per cent in 1950 to 60 per cent in 2018.

After anti-stall software, Boeing 737 Max is now being inspected for engine problem

While only a small fraction of engines have been impacted, the checks add to challenges for 737 Max operators after two fatal crashes killed 346 people.

Walmart’s usual victims in America become its new friends in India

Small stores or kiranas will be Walmart’s unlikely allies in its latest attempt to take on Amazon & Reliance in India.

Record-setting weather extremes see America shiver as Australians burn

The National Weather Service warns that even 5-minute exposure to the cold could cause frostbite as reports emerge that Apple knew of Facetime bug.

Guide for NRIs resettling in India after Trump throws them out

Do not mention Bobby Jindal, Mehul Choksi or Vijay Mallya. Their stock is seriously down these days.

America’s declining sugar consumption is worth celebrating

Few cities in US  have penalised sugar consumption with soft-drink taxes, while some food manufacturers have reformulated products to use less of the stuff.

Yes, American colleges have too many liberal professors

A study on political affiliations of professors in 51 liberal-arts colleges showed none of these colleges had more Republican supporters than Democrats. 

Trump’s face cannot stop America’s receding economic power from shifting to Asia

His lack of attendance at Asia-Pacific summits reflects a trend that has been building for years.

Cancer fighting genetic tool ‘Crispr’ is now being used for improving quality of crops

US and Europe, however, have contrasting policies on genetically modified crops which could possibly start a costly trade dispute.

As Indra Nooyi leaves Pepsi, she will take with her a powerful force against corporate change

Her departure also reveals that despite corporate America's claims, efforts to include women in top leadership positions is "distressingly inadequate".

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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.

Defence

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.
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