Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicInnovation

Topic: Innovation

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.

Why can’t China retaliate to Modi’s virtual strike? There is no Indian TikTok to be punished

India is an IT superpower, but six of the ten most downloaded apps in the country are Chinese, rest four are of US origin.

India’s local economies lie outside innovation zone. Can’t chase Modi’s Atmanirbhar dream

India must drop its decades-old delusion of becoming the exporter of high-tech commodities and instead focus on lower-end products.

India & China are transforming the global geography of innovation

According to the Global Innovation Index, India is the most innovative economy in Central & Southern Asia while China is home to 18 of the top 100 science & technology clusters.

Can India be among top 3 economies? Experts say invest in education to improve human skills

A report by a think-tank of top business schools says a robust higher education leading to skilling and employability will help India become a true services economy.

India is both a developing & developed country. Alexa and Siri would have a hard time here

India is a fringe country. It can become the innovation crucible of the modern world with ‘jugaad’, but it needs a keen eye to scale them to global proportions.

Modi govt’s new education policy draft wants separate body for research & innovation

Draft NEP proposes establishment of National Research Foundation under act of Parliament to competitively fund research in all disciplines.

The death of ‘people’s car’ Nano shows gimmicks can’t sell a bad product

Hailed as a 'milestone in frugal engineering', the car fell short on safety, produced questionable crash test results, and had a tendency to catch fire.

Trash course from a Chemistry professor in Mohali

Samrat Ghosh of  Mohali has built a unique dustbin under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan that makes them easier to clean and keeps the animals away.

The changing face of ‘power’ and ‘the powerful’

Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans draw a distinction between ‘old power’ and the ‘new one’ in the wake of socially powerful movements such as the #MeToo campaign.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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