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Indians in lockdown find new passion in baking bread, and it’s helping them beat the blues

Be it supply-chain issues or the need to channel anxious energy, quarantined Indians are turning to the culture of baking bread in a big way.
Resident of Indore's Badal ka Bhatta complain they haven't received ration packets for the past few days

‘Should we poison our kids?’ — Indore daily wagers complain of sparse, erratic food supply

Authorities claim they are delivering dry ration of 15 items, including rice, dal, tea and sugar, but residents say quantities not adequate.

How satellites are helping track food supplies in coronavirus era

Everyone from banks to industries want to know how the pandemic is impacting industries and trade across the globe.
A mother feeding her daughter in a migrant shelter in Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Jean Dreze says use food stocks to feed poor, Pratap B Mehta wants govt to instil confidence

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Jean Dreze, Anurag Behar, Rathin Roy and many others.
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From beer to baked beans, this is what Americans stocked up for coronavirus lockdown

Food, healthcare, toilet paper, beer, wine – a list of the things Americans have been snapping up and also not buying during lockdown.
A toilet block in a village in Bhopal District, Madhya Pradesh | Photo: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

India has enough food to feed its poor if there is a prolonged shutdown

India will have 100 million tons of grains by April-end, compared with annual requirement of 50-60 million tons under welfare schemes for the poor.
Corn grows in a field of a farm outside of Phulambri in Maharashtra (representational image) | Karen Dias/Bloomberg

Climate extremes are slashing rice & maize yields, threatening global food supply: Study

Australian researchers find that adverse weather causes nearly 50% of global yield losses for maize and spring wheat, 25% for rice and 20% for soybeans.

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No reason to believe Biden won’t be as friendly to Modi and India as Trump is

All administrations will see the world through the prism of US national security interests and India’s importance – with or without Modi – will weigh heavily.
Drought in India

Global GDP could fall 20% over next 80 years due to climate change, economists warn

According to an analysis, tropical and subtropical countries whose average temperatures are already warmer than 15° C today face catastrophic economic degradation.


An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

India considering ITBP patrols in LAC ‘grey zones’ to keep the peace on China border

This could mean that Army will be away from grey zone areas of LAC, where forces from both India and China patrol and come face to face. At present, Army & ITBP jointly patrol grey zones.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.