Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicBloomberg Opinion

Topic: Bloomberg Opinion

Battleground for tobacco control is in emerging markets like India

WTO has upheld Australia’s plain-packaging laws. But emerging markets may still deliver a new generation of addicts.

Your germ-killing kitchen soap may be doing you more harm than good

While bacteria were once equated with causing illness, it’s now understood there are some dangerous species, while others are beneficial

GM foods are safe. We don’t need labels with smiley faces to sell them

There’s no need to dress up the labels to suggest that genetic modification makes foods somehow better. That risks misleading the public.

A fifth of public sector banks’ assets may go bad in a year

This cycle is unlikely to start reversing till the new bankruptcy law grows up a little.

Facebook & Google aim to skip ad agencies, but are still courting them. Here’s why

It’s important for Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google to not be seen as too dominant, for fear of riling the regulators.

Over 60% of the plastic in our oceans came from eight Asian nations

The vast majority of Asia's newly minted consumer classes lack access to garbage collection, modern landfills and incineration.

Three kids, a flute and the Singapore-India feud

A minor domestic quarrel has turned into a major court battle over who gets to trade the benchmark Indian index.

New video replay technology is taking football to a higher standard in the World Cup

The introduction of Video-Assisted Referees, know as VAR, to the World Cup for the first time this year is making players work harder on fair-play competition.

Want to save the planet? Take carbon out of the air

Deep decarbonisation can reduce carbon emissions by large amounts, but is extremely expensive, and no one is doing it yet.

Trump’s trade war has given protectionists an alibi, and this can cost India dear

The truth is that India needs trade with America, but officials have been remarkably cavalier about the diplomacy required to keep it going.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.