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Studying, with precautions – editorials

https://www.hindustantimes.com/editorials/studying-with-precautions/story-nu9Z1t2zRqpgaaDWGnb7BM.html Studying, with precautions https://www.hindustantimes.com/editorials/why-civil-society-matters/story-hrFdprPXrCXkHTghdZ7rGL.html Why civil society matters https://www.hindustantimes.com/editorials/maharashtra-s-crumbling-urban-infrastructure-ht-editorial/story-jMFPQYqygvpFKApUmA5Z7O.html Maharashtra’s crumbling urban infrastructure | HT Editorial https://www.hindustantimes.com/editorials/the-vaccine-protocol-ht-editorial/story-4os8FgiFDAh4VrHiJtyGUP.html The vaccine protocol | HT Editorial https://www.hindustantimes.com/editorials/the-govt-s-rush-to-pass-key-farm-bills-and-the-opposition-s-conduct-were-wrong/story-4zJVOLkZubT7J5ZqjlIP4O.html The govt’s rush to pass key farm bills and the Opposition’s conduct were wrong

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To sell Air India, reframe the terms – analysis

Air India’s (AI) third attempt to secure a buyer is likely to draw a blank. The bid, which closes on October 30, is expected to be postponed again. The restrictive terms have scared away buyers each time. The government believed buyers would line up despite the huge liabilities. Every year of delay will only make AI less attractive to any ...

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The scientific enquiry on Covid-19 immunity – analysis

In eight months since the onset of Covid-19, over 47,000 scientific papers dealing with the disease have appeared in journals. This translates into about 5,875 papers per month. It took 20 years to have the same number of publications on the discovery of the human genome. This rate of scientific enquiry is unprecedented. More than half the publications deal with ...

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Creating a new farm ecosystem – analysis

With the passing of two landmark agriculture bills in Parliament, we have been able to take the next step towards our vision of transforming farmers into entrepreneurs with higher incomes and better quality of life, cementing India’s position in the global market and ensuring “Atmanirbhar (self-reliant) agriculture”. Over the last few years, the government has launched initiatives for farmers and ...

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Creating a new work ecosystem for women – columns

With the formal job market in crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic and work, especially in the unorganised sector, drying up, women have been further marginalised in the economy. But it is heartening to know that there is recognition that an economic recovery is not possible without women’s participation in the workforce. Perhaps, several initiatives taken by the government, while ...

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The autonomy to choose one’s partner – columns

In October last year, soon after S informed the district magistrate’s office in Lucknow that she wanted to get married under the Special Marriage Act (SMA), she received an unexpected invitation to visit the local police station. The police met her, her partner and her father to conduct an “inquiry”. Why get married in court? Was the father fine with ...

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The glorious uncertainty of the 13th IPL – editorials

The T20 game is unpredictable. But the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which begins on September 19, promises to be particularly unpredictable. Consider the unknowns. All IPL teams were assembled keeping home conditions in mind; for example, Kolkata Knight Riders is packed with fast bowlers and big- hitting batsmen who like taking on pace and bounce because ...

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On biodiversity, a global failure – editorials

The world has failed to achieve even one of the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets signed by 170 countries and regions through the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), says the latest Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 (GBO-5) report released on Tuesday. The conservation targets, which aim to protect the world’s imperiled flora and fauna, were formulated in Japan in 2010. ...

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The invisible health crisis in organisations – analysis

A plummeting economy is not the only sickness that corporate India has been battling for some time now. In 2011, a Gallup survey, conducted across millions of employees in 142 countries, revealed that less than 20% of the workforce was actively engaged in their organisations. Over 60% were disengaged and approximately 20% were actually damaging their companies. While that number ...

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How to reduce food, job insecurity in rural areas – analysis

After the Covid-19 outbreak, 66% of rural households fell short of cash for food. About 40% reduced their food intake. Only 7% of the returnee migrants are engaged in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). These are some of the findings of a survey of about 17,000 households in 80 districts (169 blocks) in 11 states, carried ...

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