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Vallabhbhai Patel and M.K. Gandhi | Commons

Plague tested Gandhi and Patel leadership style. Just like Covid is testing Modi and Rahul

Gandhi and Patel were present on the ground during different crises, but leaders today are maintaining a ‘safe distance’ during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tesla unveils futuristic Cybertruck, and the most dangerous plague returns to China

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What is the plague that has hit China and why there is alarm in that country

Two people in Beijing were diagnosed with the pneumonic plague Tuesday, which is known to be the most deadly version of the disease.
Ebola virus

If Ebola, Zika and Nipah can cross borders, so can technology. That’s where solution lies

A good example of dealing with infectious diseases is how Kerala handled the Nipah outbreak.
Climate Change

Levels of carbon dioxide in atmosphere hit record high in May

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On Camera

There have been numerous calls to boycott Chinese goods in India since 20 soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley along the LAC in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Chinese investments enjoy treaty protection. Beijing can drag New Delhi to tribunals

India has a Bilateral Investment Treaty with China since 2007. The treaty provides foreign investors the right to fair and equitable treatment.

Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.