Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Delhi

By shutting Max hospital, Kejriwal sacrificed ease-of-doing business to calm popular anger

The populism in this case cannot be ignored. It makes great rational sense to capitalise on public mood to pass such an order.

People who want to stop sports in Delhi’s polluted winter air need to speak up in March

Cancelling sporting events is not the solution. I have never seen anyone standing with placards in local parks saying ‘don’t walk today, you’ll die’.

Delhi cancels licence of Max Hospital branch that wrongly declared a baby dead

The probe by the state government revealed the hospital was guilty of negligence, the Delhi health minister said.

There’s no crop burning presently, so why is Delhi’s air so polluted?

Traditional sources of pollution combined with weather factors have resulted in Delhi's air quality worsening again. 

Imagine the furore if teams from England or Australia had objected to Delhi smog

To see Delhi's pollution only through the prism of the ongoing Test match is missing the woods for the trees.

Backlash against rape has led to targeting younger, more vulnerable victims

The tussle between government and police in Delhi hampers women’s security initiatives.

Talk Point: A representative govt can’t ignore women’s security in a city like Delhi

The government's responsibility is to ensure that those who are restricted from driving private vehicles, should have alternative modes of transport.

Talk Point: Scientifically, exemptions defeat the purpose of odd-even

The reason why exemptions are given is because our public transport is unable to handle the demand, and is considered unsafe.

Talk Point: Being an emergency measure, odd-even cannot have exemptions

The total number of cars moved off the roads during previous odd-evens was so small that pollution came down only by 7%.

Delhi government rolls back odd-even plan despite NGT nod

The move comes after the green court asked government not to give exemptions to women drivers, two-wheelers.

On Camera


Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.