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Flattening the curve, R0, pool testing: Terms that will dominate India’s Covid-19 discourse

In episode 443 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the flattening of coronavirus curve, demographics vulnerable to the virus and R-naught.
Amit Shah

Central govt has no intention to bring demographic change in J&K: Home Minister Amit Shah

Home Minister Shah had chaired a meeting with a 24-member delegation from J&K's Apni Party, led by its president Altaf Bukhari at the Ministry of Home Affairs Sunday.
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Indian media and policymakers should stop using the word ‘millennial’ to describe the young

If you use the word 'millennials' in India, you are guilty of leaving out and miscalculating concerns of our largest demographic — half a billion young Indians.
Commuters and pedestrians walk past the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station in Mumbai (Representational image)

India’s population growth slows substantially, may ‘no longer be pressing problem’

UN report finds that population growth rate slowed considerably in the 2010-2019 period but the situation in UP, MP and Bihar still cause for concern.
Pedestrians cross the street in New York | Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

America’s greatest global advantage is demographics

If the U.S. is to keep its demographic edge, it will have to find ways of reconciling two competing imperatives
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India is not leveraging the incredible potential of its 16-30 year olds

Young people in India are ready to bring change, but older generations don't let them.

Pakistan’s new census: What has changed in 20 years

Pakistan’s new census, held after nearly two decades, and marred by series of attacks on census workers, shows what has changed in its demographic

On Camera

Imran Khan and Xi Jinping

Oil to Kashmir — Why China, not Saudi Arabia, is Pakistan’s only Big Brother now

China has again been Pakistan’s friend — bailing it out of Saudi loans and raising the Kashmir at UNSC. But Islamabad is fast losing other friends in Islamic world.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

1 hotel, 2 backup offices, 200 isolated staff — how RBI ensured Covid didn’t disrupt banking

For nearly five months now, RBI has kept many of its staff and vendors, among others, isolated in a hotel and run payments system from its data centre in Navi Mumbai.

Defence

Mirage 2000 fighter jet

7 big-ticket ‘Make in India’ defence projects that have failed to get off the ground

Projects like fighter aircraft for the IAF, submarines and choppers for the Navy and assault rifles for all armed forces have been stuck for years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.