Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
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Topic: museum

Gurugram is finally getting what it lacked. A culture Renaissance of sorts

You wouldn't associate Gurugram with William Dalrymple evenings or museum visits. Millennium City is moving beyond pubs.

Natural history museums preserve clues to predict future pandemics

A largely untapped resource for predicting future pandemics, natural history collections in museums can help us analyse zoonotic diseases.

After $1 billion theft, German museum finds it has no insurance

The Green Vault museum carried no insurance on the jewels because the premiums typically exceed potential damages in the long-term.

New Teen Murti museum on memories of ex-PMs doesn’t snuff out Nehru’s legacy by any means

For the longest time, institutions such as the Teen Murti estate have existed as fiefdoms of the ‘first family’ of Indian politics.

Indian film museum project in Mumbai is turning out to be a movie that is not ending

A panel comprising censor board chief Prasoon Joshi among others submitted an ‘adverse report’ to I&B ministry, that could further delay the project.

Don’t give modern character certificates to rulers like Khilji or Tipu

Our interest in taking offence to what someone has said about our past is really an interest in folklore and not history.

On Camera

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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