Saturday, 22 January, 2022
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Topic: plague

Why the world’s cascade of disasters is not a coincidence

Anyone who’s tried to put in a claim knows insurance isn’t charity. If it becomes too expensive to cover losses for natural disasters, insurers will pull back toward areas that are profitable.

If cholera, plague, influenza pandemics have taught us anything — don’t celebrate prematurely

In ‘The Age of Pandemics’, Chinmay Tumbe writes that the outcomes of pandemics are strongly influenced by politics — whether the plague or the Spanish Flu.

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

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

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.

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.

Levels of carbon dioxide in atmosphere hit record high in May

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.

On Camera

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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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