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Beyond Coronavirus: Why India needs to be prepared for Bioterrorism

To prevent the large scale spread of Covid-19 the Indian Government has swung into action. By Debajit Sarkar Biological weapons entail the utilization of contaminantsor infectious agents that are biological in origin. They are also referred to as “germ warfare”. These infectious agents can include bacteria, fungi or viruses and are employed to disable or …

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Coronavirus in India: PM Modi responds to Twitter users sharing actions taken by authorities in fight against COVID-19

The government has taken several measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Coronavirus Outbreak: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took to Twitter to interact with some of the users about the measures they are taking to avoid the spread of coronavirus. In a message before the interaction, PM Modi wrote that with several …

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What ails agri-food policy? Montek Singh Ahluwalia’s ringside insight

Today, the biggest item in agri-food space in the Union Budget is food subsidy. Last month, Montek Singh Ahluwalia’s book Backstage – The story behind India’s high growth years (Rupa Publications) was released. The book is a travelogue of India’s economic reforms journey, of which Montek had been an insider for about 30 years. Besides …

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MSME lending: How data-driven access to online loans will empower small businesses

Digital lending startups offer complete automation of end-to-end lending services. Credit and Finance for MSMEs: Narayan was in dire need of working capital funds to manage booming demand at his restaurant. However, due to the lack of formal credit, traditional lenders could not service the requirement. That is when Narayan learnt that digital lending platforms …

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On a dim sum trail: This meal might be Chinese in origin but have global appeal

Prawn and herb dumplings at Viet:Nom, Gurugram; Xiang Bin Li, chef de cuisine, By The Mekong; Michelin-star chef Andrew Wong of Baoshuan; truffled edamame dumplings at Soy Soi restaurant; and quinoa poached dumplings at Plum by Bentchair By Vaishali Dar Coronavirus may have dampened the spirit of the Chinese New Year, but the cuisine remains …

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Idea Exchange: We admire the political debate in India; CAA is a domestic issue, says Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain

Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain with Associate Editor Shubhajit Roy in The Indian Express newsroom Tashi Tobgyal SHUBHAJIT ROY: In light of coronavirus, has France proposed any travel or health advisories concerning India? All governments must handle it in a proper way, which means no panic but serious contingency. This can be managed …

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Climate change is real and staring in our faces, but all’s not lost

It’s true that sustainable transportation can enhance economic growth and improve accessibility. Temperatures in Antarctica have hit over 20 degrees Celsius, Baghdad has witnessed snowfall, the Amazon rainforest drought has caused fires, a large part of Australia has experienced its worst wildfires… The catastrophic effects of climate change cannot be more pronounced. While there is …

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Why Malaysian politics matters – The Financial Express

In politics, as it is in royalty, ‘honourable retirement’ doesn’t come easy. Malaysian politics matters. Malaysia’s ‘cesspool of politics’ holds a mirror to all things unscrupulous and ugly about Indian politics-from corruption scandals to horse-trading, shaky alliances to unreliable coalition partners, protégés gone wrong to social media wars, to leaders driven less by principles, but …

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