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Competition law in digital space: Exclusionary conduct by tech conglomerates

  • The piece has been authored by Rahul Ray.
The Big Five in tech—Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft—operate more than half of the global internet market. The growth of these conglomerates and their acquisition of an increasing number of companies has allowed them to engage in anti-competitive activities, such as deep and pervasive control of markets, abuse of dominance, and signing of horizontal and vertical agreements.(AP)
The Big Five in tech—Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft—operate more than half of the global internet market. The growth of these conglomerates and their acquisition of an increasing number of companies has allowed them to engage in anti-competitive activities, such as deep and pervasive control of markets, abuse of dominance, and signing of horizontal and vertical agreements.(AP)
Published on May 17, 2022 02:54 PM IST
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Scripting a third way: The importance of EU-India Partnership

  • The piece has been authored by Amrita Narlikar.
The EU-India Leaders’ Summit, held in Porto, Portugal, in May 2021 affirmed not only shared interests but also shared “principles and values of democracy, freedom, rule of law and respect for human rights” as underpinning the partnership.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
The EU-India Leaders’ Summit, held in Porto, Portugal, in May 2021 affirmed not only shared interests but also shared “principles and values of democracy, freedom, rule of law and respect for human rights” as underpinning the partnership.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 03:19 PM IST
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India’s Urbanization Challenge

  • The study has been authored by Madhav Pai, is the executive director of World Resources Institute (WRI) India Ross Center Jaya Dhindaw is the programme director, Integrated Urban Development, Planning and Resilience at WRI India.
India’s urban population is expected to double by 2040.(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
India’s urban population is expected to double by 2040.(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
Published on May 13, 2022 04:12 PM IST
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 Heat waves: The silent epidemic

  • The study has been authored by  Dileep Mavalankar, director Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar (IIPHG).
The India meteorology department (IMD) has forecasted that this summer is going to be very hot.(HT Photo)
The India meteorology department (IMD) has forecasted that this summer is going to be very hot.(HT Photo)
Published on May 12, 2022 11:43 AM IST
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The US-Asean Summit and role of the Philippines

The study has been authored by Harsh Mahaseth is assistant professor at Jindal Global Law School, and senior research analyst at the Nehginpao Kipgen Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Jindal School of International Affairs. Jetendra Vishwakarma is a student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
On April 26, President Duterte announced that he would not be attending the US-Asean summit, supposed to be conducted in Washington between May 12-13.(REUTERS)
On April 26, President Duterte announced that he would not be attending the US-Asean summit, supposed to be conducted in Washington between May 12-13.(REUTERS)
Published on May 11, 2022 03:43 PM IST
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 The ease of doing sustainability

The piece has been authored by Veena Srinivasan is director of the Centre for Social and Environmental Innovation at ATREE, Bengaluru.
The problem is relying on virtue signalling to save the planet is counter-productive.
The problem is relying on virtue signalling to save the planet is counter-productive.
Published on May 10, 2022 02:16 PM IST
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 Impact of Covid- 19 on mental health of children and adolescents

The article has been authored by Kritika Amin, Kanishka Sharma, therapist of Plexus Neuro and Stem Cell Research Centre. Parth Sharma, research fellow, Lancet Citizen’s Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System.
Covid-19 has brought about disproportionate changes in the lives of children and adolescents, pushing them far away from the ‘normal’ growing curve
Covid-19 has brought about disproportionate changes in the lives of children and adolescents, pushing them far away from the ‘normal’ growing curve
Published on May 09, 2022 04:09 PM IST
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The likely end of Roe v Wade

  • The article has been authored by Kanav Narayan Sahgal, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy.
The Alliance Defending Freedom- a conservative anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage advocacy group- admitted to supporting 15-week abortion bans across states in the US because they knew that such bans would engender opposition from pro-abortion activists who would take these bans to court and accordingly allow Republican-appointed federal judges at the appeals court and Supreme Court level to consider reversing Roe.(REUTERS)
The Alliance Defending Freedom- a conservative anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage advocacy group- admitted to supporting 15-week abortion bans across states in the US because they knew that such bans would engender opposition from pro-abortion activists who would take these bans to court and accordingly allow Republican-appointed federal judges at the appeals court and Supreme Court level to consider reversing Roe.(REUTERS)
Published on May 03, 2022 06:26 PM IST
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Partnerships that can power people and the economy

  • The article has been authored by Shama Karkal, CEO, Swasti Health Catalyst and Chair, Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
Evidence exists that investing in primary health care can boost Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by as much as 6% and four times the economic returns.
Evidence exists that investing in primary health care can boost Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by as much as 6% and four times the economic returns.
Published on May 02, 2022 03:36 PM IST
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Cooperatives for inclusive development

  • The article has been authored by Ramesh Chand, member NITI Aayog and Dr Konda Chavva, officer-in-charge, FAO Representation, India.
Cooperatives are considered very effective institution for development of agriculture and rural economy.
Cooperatives are considered very effective institution for development of agriculture and rural economy.
Published on Apr 29, 2022 02:00 PM IST
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Is the apex court backtracking on environmental principles?

  • The article has been authored by Tarika Jain is a senior resident fellow with the climate & ecosystems team, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, New Delhi.
The process of EIA has been established under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 to give effect to the precautionary principle.(HT FILE)
The process of EIA has been established under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 to give effect to the precautionary principle.(HT FILE)
Published on Apr 27, 2022 03:33 PM IST
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Strengthening implementation of energy-related NDCs to limit global warming

  • Mehdi Hussain, assistant professor, department of political science, Kirori Mal College and doctoral research scholar, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Power sector is the single largest source of energy-related CO2 emissions, as per the International Energy Agency (IEA), contributing about 32% of global Green House Gases.(HT File)
Power sector is the single largest source of energy-related CO2 emissions, as per the International Energy Agency (IEA), contributing about 32% of global Green House Gases.(HT File)
Published on Apr 26, 2022 12:23 PM IST
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 US secondary sanctions and petroleum imports: Safeguard India’s energy security

The study has been authored by Hari Seshasayee
The US has since become India’s fourth-largest supplier of oil, and India is the US’s largest export market globally for crude oil.(REUTERS)
The US has since become India’s fourth-largest supplier of oil, and India is the US’s largest export market globally for crude oil.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 24, 2022 12:58 PM IST
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Towards Universal Access to Clean Cooking Fuels and Technologies

The study has been authored by Manjushree Banerjee
According to SDG Tracking Report 2021, about 2.6 billion people in the world lack access to clean cooking fuels and technologies.(REUTERS)
According to SDG Tracking Report 2021, about 2.6 billion people in the world lack access to clean cooking fuels and technologies.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 23, 2022 01:54 PM IST
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China in the World Order: A Critical Examination

The study has been authored by Rangoli Mitra
China’s growing confidence in engaging with the institutional order is a direct and causal result of its increasing power in the world.. (REUTERS)
China’s growing confidence in engaging with the institutional order is a direct and causal result of its increasing power in the world.. (REUTERS)
Published on Apr 22, 2022 12:20 PM IST
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Ukraine’s Refugee Crisis and the (B)ordering of Europe

  • The piece has been authored by Nimmi Kurian, Centre for Policy Research 
Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and the resulting humanitarian crisis has seen an unprecedented movement of nearly four million refugees beyond the borders to neighbouring countries.(REUTERS)
Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and the resulting humanitarian crisis has seen an unprecedented movement of nearly four million refugees beyond the borders to neighbouring countries.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 21, 2022 01:42 PM IST
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Russian-Ukraine war and India’s Arctic plans

  • The article has been authored by Vijay Sakhuja is consultant at Kalinga International Foundation, New Delhi.
India is an observer country in the Arctic Council and has recently announced its Arctic Policy.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
India is an observer country in the Arctic Council and has recently announced its Arctic Policy.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2022 06:42 PM IST
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Role of gene testing in identifying different variants of SARS-CoV-2

  • Dr Subramanian Swaminathan, director, Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai
The variant Omicron was first detected in South Africa and Botswana and is believed to be even more transmissible, laying upon more challenges to detect. The virus just like any other virus proliferated into various sub-variants, namely, BA.1, BA.2, BA.3, and the most recently tracked ones like the XE, BA.4, and BA.5 sub-variant of Omicron.
The variant Omicron was first detected in South Africa and Botswana and is believed to be even more transmissible, laying upon more challenges to detect. The virus just like any other virus proliferated into various sub-variants, namely, BA.1, BA.2, BA.3, and the most recently tracked ones like the XE, BA.4, and BA.5 sub-variant of Omicron.
Published on Apr 19, 2022 11:56 PM IST
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Leapfrogging into the future of Indian pharma 

The article has been authored by Samina Hamied, executive vice-chairperson, Cipla and vice-president, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance.
The Indian pharmaceutical industry ranks third worldwide for production by volume and caters to 20% of the global demand in the generic market in terms of volume.(AP)
The Indian pharmaceutical industry ranks third worldwide for production by volume and caters to 20% of the global demand in the generic market in terms of volume.(AP)
Published on Apr 19, 2022 04:49 PM IST
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Role of gene testing in identifying different variants of SARS-CoV-2

The piece has been authored by Dr Subramanian Swaminathan, director, Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai
Genome sequencing is a time-driven procedure and even if we can sequence all Covid-19 samples in India, the S-gene target failure still be the fastest way to detect Omicron cases.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Genome sequencing is a time-driven procedure and even if we can sequence all Covid-19 samples in India, the S-gene target failure still be the fastest way to detect Omicron cases.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 18, 2022 06:48 PM IST
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Exploring Xi Jinping’s concept of common prosperity

  • The piece has been authored by Shyam Saran.
Xi Jinping’s economic strategies have evolved from a phase emphasising “supply side structural reforms”, first announced in 2015, followed by a “dual circulation” strategy, adopted formally in May 2020, and now the pursuit of common prosperity since August this year. (AP)(HT_PRINT)
Xi Jinping’s economic strategies have evolved from a phase emphasising “supply side structural reforms”, first announced in 2015, followed by a “dual circulation” strategy, adopted formally in May 2020, and now the pursuit of common prosperity since August this year. (AP)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Apr 18, 2022 02:03 PM IST
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Tackling effectively the maternal and child health emergencies

The piece has been authored by Tapasvi Puwar, Associate Professor and Dileep Mavalankar, Director - IIPHG
According to government data, 52% pregnant women access public health facilities for delivery services. Under the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, India’s maternal mortality rate has to be brought down to below 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030.(HT Archive)
According to government data, 52% pregnant women access public health facilities for delivery services. Under the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, India’s maternal mortality rate has to be brought down to below 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030.(HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 17, 2022 11:31 AM IST
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Feed more hungry people for less money– help them plant

The piece has been authored by Rein Paulsen, Director, Office of Emergencies and Resilience, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Billions of people have already struggled through the last two years; acute hunger skyrocketed and the threat of famine once again returned.
Billions of people have already struggled through the last two years; acute hunger skyrocketed and the threat of famine once again returned.
Updated on Apr 17, 2022 11:27 AM IST
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Enabling higher education for students with special needs

  • The article has been authored by Reena Gupta, director, Office of Learning Support, Ashoka University.
 Over the years, the Indian education system has made a few important advances towards inclusion.(HT FILE)
 Over the years, the Indian education system has made a few important advances towards inclusion.(HT FILE)
Published on Apr 14, 2022 05:50 PM IST
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Work towards a robust climate action now

  • The article is authored bytAvinash Mishra is adviser and Madhubanti Dutta is Young Professional, NITI Aayog. 
The climate-critical 1.5°C temperature increase is expected to arrive a decade earlier than the IPCC anticipated three years ago under all emission scenarios. Southeast Asia is also expected to be one of the world’s most sensitive regions to climate change.(BLOOMBERG)
The climate-critical 1.5°C temperature increase is expected to arrive a decade earlier than the IPCC anticipated three years ago under all emission scenarios. Southeast Asia is also expected to be one of the world’s most sensitive regions to climate change.(BLOOMBERG)
Updated on Apr 13, 2022 01:53 PM IST
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Africa’s dilemma in the Russia-Ukraine crisis

  • Samir Bhattacharya, research associate at Vivekanada International Foundation, New Delhi
On March 2, the UNGA in New York voted on a resolution calling for the withdrawal of the Russian military from Ukraine; 141 countries out of 193 voted in favour of the resolution criticising Russia during the summit.(REUTERS)
On March 2, the UNGA in New York voted on a resolution calling for the withdrawal of the Russian military from Ukraine; 141 countries out of 193 voted in favour of the resolution criticising Russia during the summit.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 12, 2022 12:45 AM IST
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Seabed mining gets impetus in IORA Blue Economy initiatives

  • The piece has been authored by Vijay Sakhuja is consultant, Kalinga International Foundation, New Delhi.
It is useful to mention that Blue Economy has been identified as a special focus area of the IORA.(Bloomberg)
It is useful to mention that Blue Economy has been identified as a special focus area of the IORA.(Bloomberg)
Published on Apr 10, 2022 01:21 PM IST
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Asean and the Ukraine crisis: Centrality & strategic silence are not compatible

  • The piece has been authored by Shankari Sundararaman is a professor of Southeast Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
As the Ukraine crisis unfolds, it is imperative to look at how certain regional mechanisms led by Asean, have responded to the crisis. (REUTERS PHOTO.)
As the Ukraine crisis unfolds, it is imperative to look at how certain regional mechanisms led by Asean, have responded to the crisis. (REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 09, 2022 10:56 AM IST
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