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Indian exports could take a hit as world food prices dip in February due to coronavirus

The FAO Food Price Index fell 1% from January, with vegetable oil, meat, and cereal indices registering a decline.
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India’s dairy exports up 126% in FY19, courtesy a ‘boost’ from Modi govt scheme

From 54,828 MT in fiscal 2017-18, dairy exports rose to 1,23,877 MT in the last financial year. Skimmed milk powder saw highest growth.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

How Polson made butter a commercial product in pre-Independence India

Polson butter had monopolised the business by the 1930s and become a household name in India, much before the Amul revolution.

Our ancient ancestors deserve thanks for the cheese we eat today

Humans have been making cheese using the utensils, plants and techniques available to Neolithic farmers.

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Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
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The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

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Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.