TikTok is having an exceptionally bad week. Japan is considering banning the app. Trump once again threatened to do the same. We look at TikTok’s desperate scramble to free itself from the giant albatross on its neck: that pesky ‘Made in China’ label.
The government unveiled its draft of the National Education Policy which promises to overhaul our school and university system. The good news: It takes a liberal approach and offers a bold vision. The bad news: is usually hidden in the details.
The government’s own assessment concludes that India will be uninhabitable very soon due to severe climate change. But the same government is ignoring its own predictions—and its behaviour offers great cause for worry.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film ‘Dil Bechara’ hit Disney+ Hotstar this weekend—in the midst of a toxic blame game unleashed by his death. The spectacle includes wild conspiracy theories, self-serving debates over nepotism and a politicised police probe.
Back in June, while we were obsessed with Covid-19, the government released the first-ever report to assess the future of climate change in India—unlike global UN studies that offer a broad view of the planet.
A massive serological survey of Delhi shows that almost one in four people in the city were infected with the coronavirus at some point. The government thinks this is a good result. Critics beg to disagree.
The spectacular trial results of a new treatment is stirring great excitement—and anxiety—in the medical community. The drug appears to be highly successful in preventing patients from becoming seriously ill.
There are at least 150 Covid-19 vaccines being developed around the world. Of these, 23 have reached the human trial stage. The company that wins this race will also determine who receives the vaccines first.
While the economy is in tatters—as are our wallets—India’s richest man unveiled his coup de grace at Reliance’s annual meeting: A $4.5 billion investment by Google. This is just the latest in a recent deluge of big-bang investment moolah.
The young-ish Congress leader was fired from every job he had in Rajasthan: Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, cabinet minister, and state party chief. It isn’t clear if he will join the BJP, and Congress may still hold on to the gaddi.
Earlier this month, 30 kgs of gold was seized at a Kerala airport. It has triggered a political firestorm that involves a mysteriously well-connected woman, the Chief Minister’s office and the UAE consulate.
Congress is faced with yet another open—and potentially lethal—rebellion from one of its ‘young turks’. This time it’s Sachin Pilot who is threatening to leave the party due to differences with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
The WHO is increasingly under fire for its handling of the pandemic. From the very outset, a number of its policy recommendations have been wildly off the mark. Now, the US has withdrawn its funding, and many countries are ignoring its advice.
International students at institutions across the US have been given a choice: either attend in-person classes or leave the country. Trump is waging war on universities who are refusing to open their campuses in September.
China and India have agreed to move back by 1.8 km from the location of the Galwan encounter. For now, however, there is little indication of a similar retreat in other areas along the Line of Control.
Last week, the Indian Council of Medical Research wrote to 12 hospitals conducting human trials for a ‘made in India’ vaccine called Covaxin. The demand: get it ready by August 15. The deadline had medical experts up in arms. And ICMR is in damage control
Several patients who have recovered from Covid-19 are reporting symptoms months after they have been ‘cured’. Doctors are struggling to understand why. The big reason: the virus can attack virtually every organ in the body, and no one knows how it works.