Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: Innovation

How to climate-proof Indian agriculture through innovation – from fertiliser to farmer networks

Small-scale farmers have been spending about 35% of their overheads on synthetic fertilisers, which can place them at greater financial risk from climatic shocks.

What is a certified Scrum product owner and why you should go for it

Becoming a professional CSPO® increases the certainty of better use of tools and techniques, making one an efficient product owner and expanding the area of opportunities.

This simple sticker can add an extra 14 days of freshness to your fruits

Roughly a third of all the food produced around the world goes to waste. But now an innovator has come up with a way of making fruits last longer.

An Africa-led movement is trying to build the next natural Wonder of the World

The Great Green Wall is a reforestation initiative that aims to grow an 8,000km belt of trees, vegetation and fertile land across the degraded Sahel region.

Does regulation affect innovation? Study shows it does, but there is a way out

French economist and professors from LSE and MIT applied a growth model on company data from France to suggest that regulatory reforms may have greater benefits than previously thought.

India loves to talk big on innovation, but lived realities of innovators are quite different

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

India wants innovation, but arrests IIT grad who develops faster Tatkal ticket-booking app

India’s policy-shapers love to talk big on innovation and frequently use words like AI, machine-learning and blockchain. But the lived realities of innovators are very different.

Indian NGO founder who helped migrants in lockdown on Schwab list of social innovators

Schwab Foundation named 5 Indians in its list of 2020 social innovators award. Among them is Ashif Shaikh, the founder-director of Jan Sahas.

Think of the consumer as your boss’s wife when unsure about a brand’s marketing strategy

In ‘Pragmarketism’, Trupti & Arvind Bhandari write about how Indian brands must innovate, not renovate themselves if they wish to thrive in the long term.

India’s MLAs not asking enough questions, Bills rushed. But all our focus is on the Centre

According to a report, 92 per cent of Bills in Karnataka’s previous assembly were passed within a week of their introduction, a trend seen commonly across India.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.