Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Topic: Development

Does a graduate MLA do better than a 12th-pass one? Here’s what UN University study found

Conducted by researchers affiliated with IIM-Bangalore, UN University World Institute for Development Economics Research, and International Initiative for Impact Evaluation.

In China, a growing pressure to find a scapegoat for disastrous Covid handling in Shanghai

CCP wants to quickly develop remote regions near Arunachal Pradesh border. In Shanghai & Beijing, Covid testing could cost up to $257 billion.

Gujarat is no Delhi. Challenge goes beyond ‘development’—contesting Modi’s iconic image

'Development' has again entered the political vocabulary of Gujarat. But Arvind Kejriwal must understand voters might not want the 'Delhi model'.

India cuts development aid to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan by 43%, big jump for Bangladesh: Budget

The figures are indicative of the Modi govt’s priority as it has to focus on some of the key nations in the neighbourhood now if it must counter China’s growing influence.

Job losses, bad bosses, shut businesses — Covid ravages Delhi’s ‘seedy’, other Aerocity Mahipalpur

Local hotel owners say only 40% of over 200 hotels in Mahipalpur survived Covid lockdown & are barely breaking even. Every parlour has a tale of loss, with many having given up. 

Amit Shah reiterates India can’t develop with ‘army of illiterates’, says education important

The home minister called Narendra Modi India’s most successful PM since Independence. He also lauded the 2016 demonetisation move.

Asian nations are making their mark among the global innovation powerhouses of 2021

High-tech industries maintained their commitment to research and development spending, according to WIPO's Global Innovation Index.

India ranks 122nd on new Global Youth Development Index among 181 countries

The triennial rankings, released by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, found India among the top five risers between 2010-2018, advancing in areas such as education & employment.

Listen to ‘charcha 2021’ on energising India’s development goals

Bengaluru-based nonprofit The/Nudge is hosting 'charcha 2021' on 13-15 August, coinciding with 75th year of India’s independence, & will feature prominent speakers from development sector.

What constitutes a developed society? Vismaya’s death rakes up key questions

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.