Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: Migration

Towards a people-centred national policy for migration induced by climate change

Distress migration and displacement have increased already high levels of social and economic vulnerability in rural and urban India.

How Uttarakhand’s pretty hill hamlets with blue skies & rolling greens became ghost villages

Distress migration a major issue in poll-bound Uttarakhand. The state came into existence in 2000 after it was carved out of UP with the objective of equitable growth of the hills.

This is how I made Indian CEOs understand Northeast migration problem

In ‘Eastern Gate’, Sudeep Chakravarti asks what would happen to India’s NE if Bangladesh were to suffer a series of storms due to global warming?

A third of our world might have to migrate if climate change isn’t curbed, scientists say

If nothing is done to slow climate change, 3.5 billion people may have to leave their homes in the next 50 years to escape record temperatures.

Urban unemployment jumps as states announce Covid curbs, economic indicators hit

Urban unemployment rate touches double digits in the week ended 18 April. Business shutdowns and curbs on movement again set to hit urban economy.

Covid exodus? Rich Indians are ‘ready to splurge crores’ to escape to foreign lands

Global citizenship & residency advisory firm Henley & Partners says queries from Indians about ‘investment migration’ programmes have doubled since 2019.

Census migration data released on time could have helped policymakers during migrant crisis

In order to combat India’s Covid mobility crisis, the latest Census migration data must be released to reduce the information gap in internal migration networks.

The Centre-state face-off on Covid-19 and Earth’s changing face

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Indians likely survived super-destructive Toba volcano 74,000 years ago: Study

Archaeological evidence found at Dhaba in MP debunks the long-held theory that Indonesia's Mount Toba eruption led to the death of majority human population.

Superstar cities are witnessing domestic exodus & possibly entering a new phase

In Amsterdam, 27- to 40-year-olds with kids have been driving the recent departure wave. The migration indicates that superstar city phenomenon has its limits.

On Camera


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.