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Noor Inayat Khan | Credits: English Heritage

World War 2 spy Noor Inayat Khan first Indian origin woman to get UK memorial plaque

Noor Inayat Khan, who was a descendent of Tipu Sultan, was honoured with the Blue Plaque, which is given to notable figures of history, in London.
It's been 75 years since Hiroshima and Nagasaki were incinerated and 50 years since the NPT took effect

5 ways 1945 nuclear attack on Hiroshima-Nagasaki continues to impact the world

Seventy-five years since the US' nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, no other country has used the weapons even though many have acquired them. 
File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Photo: ANI

World must realise India’s contribution to WWII, rectify the past: Jaishankar at RIC meet

Jaishankar hints at China in virtual Russia-India-China meeting, Russian foreign minister says the two neighbours ‘don’t need help’ to resolve issues.
Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Contingent of Army, Navy, Air Force to participate in Russia’s Victory Day parade on 24 June

The event was attended by former President Pranab Mukherjee in 2015. It comes amid a suspension of foreign visits of all armed forces personnel in the wake of Covid. 
A protester screams in front of a row of police officers during a demonstration against the death of George Floyd at a park near the White House on 1 June, 2020 in Washington, DC. | Photographer: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images | Bloomberg

How the riots of the 1960s led to rise in militarisation of US Police

The first move to militarise police dates back to World War 2 when soldier-turned-LA police captain William Parker, who despised 'community policing', brought in reforms.
A technician doing an experiment in University of Hong Kong | Paul Yeung | Bloomberg

Covid-19 innovations are similar to those in another era of duress — the Second World War

The capability of human ingenuity is on full display during the Covid-19 crisis, just like it was during the Second World War.
New York Stock Exchange

It could take three years for US economy to recover from Covid-19

According to a new report from McKinsey & Company, the economic impact in the US could exceed anything experienced since the end of World War II.
People in masks outside the Shanghai railway station

How the coronavirus recession is like World War II

There is a lot of discussion about the Great Recession of 2008 but the coronavirus crisis has more in common with World War II.
Troops arrive back in Dover following the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk on 31 May 1940 | Wikimedia Commons

Moving towards darkest hour of coronavirus, India can take strength from WW2’s Dunkirk moment

There are occasions when a govt's resources are not enough. With coronavirus, India is in the midst of a World War and this crisis needs our entire national capacity.
Image of Homi J. Bhaba | thefamouspeople.com

Homi Bhabha and how World War II was responsible for creating India’s nuclear future

Taking a break from work in England, Homi Bhabha returned to India in 1939 and decided to stay, going on to become the father of India's nuclear programme.

On Camera

Posting pictures of food on social media | PxHere

Are Indian men posting more food pictures online? A new trend is emerging during pandemic

Yes, urban Indians are cooking much more during the coronavirus pandemic. But only that doesn’t explain why we are posting more pictures too.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?