Friday, 1 July, 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

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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