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06-05-2022

Neighbours in trouble (May 6, 2022)

Briefing

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DOHA FORUM 2022

Doha Forum 2022: U.S. position on Ukraine fails to find takers

World Affairs
At the Doha Forum 2022 held in March, the U.S. position on Ukraine did not find much favour with audiences and there was also the realisation that rat
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Ukraine

Ukraine conflict begins to resemble virtual NATO-Russia war

World Affairs
At the instigation of the Biden administration, the conflict in Ukraine has now been virtually transformed into a NATO-Russia war. However, hopes that
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Particle Physics

W-boson appears to be heavier than predicted by the Standard Model

Science & Technology
The result of a decade-long analysis of millions of archived particle collision events reveals that the W boson may be significantly heavier than pred
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Mumbai Climate Action Plan

Going green: Mumbai's promising Climate Action Plan restrained by prevailing development policies

Lyla BavadamEnvironment
The Climate Action Plan for Mumbai, the first city in South Asia to create one, has many promises, but current development policies seem to negate the
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LEGAL ISSUES

Tribunals of conflict: Need for model of conduct for adjudicators

The Nation
A model code of conduct for adjudicators is needed to help create impartial and independent tribunals, curb situations of forum shopping or bench hunt
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LIVELIHOOD ISSUES

Forced out of homes in Chhattisgarh, Adivasis now face second displacement from Telangana

Social Issues
A section of the tribal people who were forced to migrate out of their home State of Chhattisgarh face the prospect of another displacement with Telan
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Music apps

Apps as music factories

Music
The rise of music apps has individualised the consumption of music, allowing users to create their own music, sing songs, upload them, and sing live w
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Centre-State Relations

Muddying the waters: Controversy over Centre's interference in Chandigarh government employees

The Nation
The Central government stirs up a controversy by changing the composition of the Bhakra Beas Management Board and issuing a notification to apply Cent
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (IDENTIFICATION) BILL, 2022

Surveillance state: Parliament passes the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill

The Nation
The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022, passed by Parliament, allows forcible collection of biological samples from any person arrested fo
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LEGAL ISSUES

Totalitarian threat: Provisions of Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill need scrutiny

The Nation
The expansion of state power is writ large in the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, whose provisions need strict scrutiny as they enable colle
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COVID-19 Update

COVID: Too soon to say the worst of the pandemic is behind us

Covid-19
The number of cases and deaths due to COVID-19 may be low at present, but it is too soon to conclude that the crisis is over. There remain at least th
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Interview: Sitaram Yechury

‘BJP’s defeat imperative to protect democracy’: Sitaram Yechury

Politics
Interview with Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
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PARTY AFFAIRS

CPI(M)’s Kannur congress: Rallying forces

Politics
The Kannur congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) takes a determined stand to fight the forces representing the corporate-communal nexus e
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CRIME

West Bengal’s shame: Death of minor girl in Nadia

The Nation
The alleged rape and subsequent death of a minor girl in West Bengal’s Nadia district, which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dismissed as a “small
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Scandals

Karnataka: Stench of corruption in contractor's suicide

The Nation
A civil works contractor’s suicide after accusing a Minister of demanding commissions has lifted the lid on the serious charges of corruption agains
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Book Review

Book Review: Martyn Rix's 'Indian Botanical Art' is a comprehensive illustrated history of the subject

Books
Exquisitely illustrated, this comprehensive book on the tradition of botanical art in India will delight art lovers and enthusiasts of botany and Indi
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Economic Perspectives

Climate finance: A costly dodge

C.P. Chandrasekhar
The burden of climate finance must be shared fairly. But, in the context of the work being done by the IPCC, developed countries talk of measures such
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Book Review

Book Review: Translation initiative takes Tamil literature to the world

An eclectic, equal-opportunity offering of fiction, poetry and literary non-fiction marks the second phase of the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational