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Coronavirus & the decline of US deal serious blow to the rise of developing countries

The replacement of a US-centric global economy with a China-centric one spells trouble for the trend of global development that has prevailed for the past three decades.
Migrant workers (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Covid-19 has given developing countries a great chance to care for their migrant workers

If one thing needs to change after the coronavirus crisis, it's the relationship between the state and migrant workers.
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Water no longer a developing-world problem: It’s become an everyone, everywhere problem

There's no demand-supply gap, only poor allocation choices. The wealthy will have access to water, and the poor will pay more for water of questionable quality.
Plastic pollution near sea

One Asian country after another is shutting door on waste plastic from US, UK, Australia

Wealthy countries need to figure out how to deal with scrap at home and not send it to developing countries.
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Not all of the developing nations are created equal

Each country has its own challenges and development agencies should consider variations in income, health, education and development while classifying them as developed or developing.
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Third World catching up with the West is a big win for economic theory

Some countries are even set to make the leap from developing to developed status, as South Korea has already done.
An individual records fingerprints as part of the biometric data collection for Aadhaar | Commons

Only the government seems to have won the Aadhaar battle in the Supreme Court

There’s a lesson for all techno -- utopians- anything that creates centralised power might be eventually taken over by bureaucrats.

On Camera

Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt is embracing some discarded Congress policies. But they won’t work even now

Policies like deficit monetisation, loan restructuring, higher tariffs and import licencing have been brought back to combat the economic fallout of Covid-19.
In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

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If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 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.