Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicBlack Lives Matter

Topic: Black Lives Matter

When Black lives are valued, property becomes worth saving

In 2018, Brookings Metro research on Black housing assets found that owner-occupied homes in Black neighborhoods are undervalued by $48,000 per home on average.

George Floyd had Covid-19 in April, unlikely it led to his death: medical examiner report

A New York Times report said the full autopsy showed Floyd had fentanyl in his system, a pain medication often used by recreational drug users.

Lewis Hamilton, CNN anchor Don Lemon call out people for silence on George Floyd killing

F1 racing star Lewis Hamilton & news anchor Don Lemon slam celebrities who care more about their brand & reputation than about human rights.

Anger over Floyd’s death is right. Rioting is wrong

Destroying the property of innocent fellow citizens and putting lives at risk cannot substitute for protest, even if the object of the protests is a great & deeply felt wrong.

China trolls US over protests against Floyd death after Trump criticised Hong Kong

Chinese propaganda outlets played up violent scenes from US protests as the kind of chaos that plagues western democracies but would never be permitted in Mainland China.

South Asians in the US must support #BlackLivesMatter, but first undo your own anti-Blackness

Indian Americans are indifferent to the history of Black liberation struggles that paved the way for their own families to immigrate & enjoy benefits in America.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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