Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: ORF

Let’s talk about how Tablighi Jamaat turned Covid hate against Muslims around

After all those days of hate, there was redemption for Tablighi Jamaat in the end. Some say it was in keeping with what Quran teaches.

Yogi must learn from Shivraj Singh Chouhan on labour reforms. UP needs a scalpel, not an axe

We fail to understand what Adityanath will get by this policy. A 3-year window of regulatory concessions add up to nothing for any new and serious investor.

China didn’t spare the Uyghurs even in times of pandemic, pushed them to Covid frontlines

China has sent thousands of Uyghurs to its manufacturing powerhouses at Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangzi and Zhejiang to keep its factories after the lockdown.

282 deaths in last 4 years: How Swachh Bharat Mission failed India’s manual scavengers

Number of manual scavengers in India had come down from nearly 8 lakh in 2003 to about 13,000 in 2013. But despite Swachh Bharat, this figure shot up to 42,303 in 2018.

Like steam engine & atom bomb, 4th Industrial Revolution tech is creating a new world order

Four trends will help shape the geopolitics of our era even as communities and countries struggle to negotiate a new relationship among the state, enterprises and citizens.

TikTok to PUBG, Indian users in Chinese grip: free apps come with data privacy concerns

China’s domination of India’s app economy rides on users' aversion to pay for online services. But Chinese apps have been repeatedly criticised for their misuse.

From $3 trillion to $10 trillion: In 2020 decade, govt must undo past, get out of way

Barring a lucky break here or a forced hand there, India’s economic policymakers have cheated their constituents over the past seven decades.

Modi govt vowed 100 smart cities in 5 yrs. Nine months to deadline, only 30% funds released

A large number of Smart City projects are still under implementation, while full complement of approvals and mobilisation of resources are yet to happen.

Neuroscience is the missing link that can separate terrorists from non-violent extremists

While joining the IS, foreigners were required to enlist skills and willingness to carry out suicide attacks, but not everyone signed up.

Art 370 killed because Hindu Jammu, Buddhist Ladakh & Muslim Kashmir only benefitted Pakistan

It is clear that 5 August has left in its wake many possibilities, many openings and many questions. Which ones will Narendra Modi choose?

On Camera


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.