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Global energy crunch: A silver lining?

Updated on Sep 26, 2022 02:51 PM IST

The article has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti and Gunwant Singh , scholars of international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The entire world is crippled by an energy crunch, caused mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic which was further exacerbated by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war coupled with climate change-induced natural disasters.(AP)
The entire world is crippled by an energy crunch, caused mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic which was further exacerbated by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war coupled with climate change-induced natural disasters.(AP)
ByHindustan Times

Geopolitics of energy of the war in Ukraine & national responses to energy crisis

The article has been authored by Mehdi Hussain, assistant professor, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi and PhD research scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The war in Ukraine creates a vicious cycle of disruption of global supply chains, which in turn affects the prices of energy and essential commodities as well as their domestic pricing strategies and export policies.(AP)
The war in Ukraine creates a vicious cycle of disruption of global supply chains, which in turn affects the prices of energy and essential commodities as well as their domestic pricing strategies and export policies.(AP)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 02:30 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Charting the course for accessible health care in cities

The article has been authored by Mohan HL- CEO, Karnataka Health Promotion Trust.

The 15th Finance Commission report highlights how the Covid-19 pandemic stretched government health facilities in India, particularly in urban areas.(Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash)
The 15th Finance Commission report highlights how the Covid-19 pandemic stretched government health facilities in India, particularly in urban areas.(Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 01:06 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

UHC in India: Insights from Indonesia and China

The article has been authored by Madhurima Nundy, fellow and Pankhuri Bhatt, research analyst, Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP), New Delhi.

Different country contexts have found different pathways to UHC. Indonesia and China for example, took the insurance path to provide financial protection to its population.(AFP)
Different country contexts have found different pathways to UHC. Indonesia and China for example, took the insurance path to provide financial protection to its population.(AFP)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 09:00 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Reintroducing the cheetah will save our grasslands

The article has been authored by Prashanto Sen, senior advocate who argued in the Supreme Court for the relocation of the cheetah

The MoEF wanted to reintroduce cheetahs in Kuno, Madhya Pradesh, which, along with other areas, was occupied by the cheetah in historic times. The reason for choosing cheetah was the conservation benefits.(AP)
The MoEF wanted to reintroduce cheetahs in Kuno, Madhya Pradesh, which, along with other areas, was occupied by the cheetah in historic times. The reason for choosing cheetah was the conservation benefits.(AP)
Published on Sep 17, 2022 11:41 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Saksham Anganwadi: An important step towards a healthier future for India

The article has been authored by Dr Rajan Sankar, CEO, P4i and a nutrition expert.

The new generation Anganwadis are likely to drive enormous transformations in early childhood care and development, not only from a nutrition viewpoint, but in contributing to the overall mental and physical health of children.
The new generation Anganwadis are likely to drive enormous transformations in early childhood care and development, not only from a nutrition viewpoint, but in contributing to the overall mental and physical health of children.
Published on Sep 15, 2022 11:28 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Start-up ecosystem: A goldmine of investment opportunities

The article has been authored by Mukesh Jindal, co-founder, Alpha Capital.

The word start-up was added to the layman's dictionary in January 2016 when the Government of India launched the Start-up India initiative. All these efforts were fructified as India emerged as the third-largest start-up ecosystem in the world, with over 60,000 start-ups and 73 unicorns (those that reach $1 billion in valuation) in multiple industries.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The word start-up was added to the layman's dictionary in January 2016 when the Government of India launched the Start-up India initiative. All these efforts were fructified as India emerged as the third-largest start-up ecosystem in the world, with over 60,000 start-ups and 73 unicorns (those that reach $1 billion in valuation) in multiple industries.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 03:07 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Taiwan as a pawn in great power politics

The article has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti and Gunwant Singh, scholars of international relation, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Tensions between China and Taiwan reached new heights during Nancy Pelosi’s visit, this being the highest-level visit from the United States (US) visit in the last 25 years. Since the Chinese Revolution of 1949, Taiwan has been governed independently of China.(Reuters)
Tensions between China and Taiwan reached new heights during Nancy Pelosi’s visit, this being the highest-level visit from the United States (US) visit in the last 25 years. Since the Chinese Revolution of 1949, Taiwan has been governed independently of China.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 02:58 PM IST

Afghanistan’s centrality to the SCO

The article has been authored by Soumya Awasthi , a PhD scholar, diplomacy and disarmament programme, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and associate fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation.

SCO has deliberated over the Afghanistan situation even before the Taliban's return was prophesied. Keeping in mind the significance of Afghanistan, SCO set up a Contact Group (ACG) in 2005 to collaborate and coordinate on issues of mutual interests.
SCO has deliberated over the Afghanistan situation even before the Taliban's return was prophesied. Keeping in mind the significance of Afghanistan, SCO set up a Contact Group (ACG) in 2005 to collaborate and coordinate on issues of mutual interests.
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 01:30 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Ten years after the Marikana massacre in South Africa

The article has been authored by Samir Bhattacharya, research associate, Vivekananda International Foundation and doctoral scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

This August 2022, South Africa commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Marikana massacre. Located 90 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg, Marikana is one of the richest mineral belts in the world. In fact, South Africa and Russia meet 90% of the global demands for platinum, and most of the South African platinum comes from this belt.(Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP)(AFP)
This August 2022, South Africa commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Marikana massacre. Located 90 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg, Marikana is one of the richest mineral belts in the world. In fact, South Africa and Russia meet 90% of the global demands for platinum, and most of the South African platinum comes from this belt.(Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 01:27 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Dispelling myths about universal iron fortification

The article has been authored by Dr Tulika Seth, professor of haematology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

According to research done by Indian researchers, like Dr Dipty Jain, many children with sickle cell disease have an iron deficiency as well.(Twitter/AndyVermaut)
According to research done by Indian researchers, like Dr Dipty Jain, many children with sickle cell disease have an iron deficiency as well.(Twitter/AndyVermaut)
Published on Sep 09, 2022 05:43 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Why India needs to secure its critical minerals supply chains

The article has been published by Rajesh Chadha, senior fellow at Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP) and Ganesh Sivamani, research associate, CSEP

Critical minerals are mineral resources, either primary or processed, which are essential for the production processes of an economy and for the national security of the country. 
Critical minerals are mineral resources, either primary or processed, which are essential for the production processes of an economy and for the national security of the country. 
Published on Sep 09, 2022 05:32 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Nuclear weapons as the ‘million pound note’

The article has been authored by Tara Kartha, distinguished fellow, Indian Peace and Conflict Studies.

The nuclear dimension along the Taiwan Straits may not be immediately evident, but it runs like an invisible thread through the conflict.(AP)
The nuclear dimension along the Taiwan Straits may not be immediately evident, but it runs like an invisible thread through the conflict.(AP)
Published on Sep 07, 2022 11:35 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Taiwan build-up: Delimitating determinants

The article has been authored by Samanvay Pandey, researcher, Chennai Centre for China Studies.

Taiwan build-up: With President Xi at the helm, China appeared to have found its ‘chosen one’ to fulfill the “China Dream”. (AP)
Taiwan build-up: With President Xi at the helm, China appeared to have found its ‘chosen one’ to fulfill the “China Dream”. (AP)
Published on Sep 05, 2022 09:05 AM IST

Drone autonomy and international law

The article has been authored by Devika A Panicker, intern, Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi.

The dominance of Azerbaijani Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) over Armenian air defence systems was critical to the former’s decisive upper hand in the Nagorno-Karabakh border conflict in 2020.(Flickr)
The dominance of Azerbaijani Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) over Armenian air defence systems was critical to the former’s decisive upper hand in the Nagorno-Karabakh border conflict in 2020.(Flickr)
Published on Sep 04, 2022 12:00 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

For India Inc, nature conservation needs to be a priority

The article has been authored by Ramnath Vaidyanathan, an associate vice-president and head, Environmental Sustainability, Godrej Industries Ltd and Associated Companies.

Nature conservation is concerned with the protection of nature and its resources that are vital for the survival of the planet and all its inhabitants. But India has a poor record on that front. The country barely achieved 2.8% of its plantation target under the government’s 10-year afforestation scheme, the Green India Mission (GIM), according to the Economic Survey 2020-21.
Nature conservation is concerned with the protection of nature and its resources that are vital for the survival of the planet and all its inhabitants. But India has a poor record on that front. The country barely achieved 2.8% of its plantation target under the government’s 10-year afforestation scheme, the Green India Mission (GIM), according to the Economic Survey 2020-21.
Published on Sep 01, 2022 05:40 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Redefining masculinity: The dark side of Darlings

The article has been authored by Anita Anand, a development and communications consulant

On August 5, the streaming platform Netflix released the film Darlings, an Indian Hindi-language black comedy drama, co-written and directed by Jasmeet K. Reen.
On August 5, the streaming platform Netflix released the film Darlings, an Indian Hindi-language black comedy drama, co-written and directed by Jasmeet K. Reen.
Published on Aug 29, 2022 06:01 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Uneven access to technology can undermine quality education

The article has been authored by Mehdi Hussain, assistant professor, department of political science, Kirori Mal College, New Delhi

Equitable access to education technology determines access to electronic devices and Internet connectivity, irrespective of students’ social backgrounds like ethnicity, socio-economic conditions, age, physical ability, or any other social aspects. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Equitable access to education technology determines access to electronic devices and Internet connectivity, irrespective of students’ social backgrounds like ethnicity, socio-economic conditions, age, physical ability, or any other social aspects. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Published on Aug 29, 2022 06:00 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

The Crossing of the re line of Euro-dollar Parity

The article has been authored by Partha Ray, director, National Institute of Bank Management.

As per the July 2022 estimates (the latest available) of the Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, seasonally adjusted GDP increased by 0.7 per cent in the euro area in the second quarter of 2022, compared with the previous quarter.(HT File)
As per the July 2022 estimates (the latest available) of the Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, seasonally adjusted GDP increased by 0.7 per cent in the euro area in the second quarter of 2022, compared with the previous quarter.(HT File)
Published on Aug 26, 2022 12:19 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Remote Learning Paradox in Developing Asia

The article has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti and Gunwant Singh , who are scholars of international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

In a report published by UNICEF on online digital learning, they termed this phenomenon of shifting to online education as a remote learning paradox, as 1.38 billion school-aged children in the world do not have access to the internet at home.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In a report published by UNICEF on online digital learning, they termed this phenomenon of shifting to online education as a remote learning paradox, as 1.38 billion school-aged children in the world do not have access to the internet at home.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 26, 2022 12:02 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030: Change management in societal transformation

The article has been authored by Aniruddha Sharma.

Vision 2030 is an ambitious roadmap for Saudi Arabia’s transformation announced by Crown Prince and de-facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman in 2016.
Vision 2030 is an ambitious roadmap for Saudi Arabia’s transformation announced by Crown Prince and de-facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman in 2016.
Published on Aug 25, 2022 01:00 PM IST
ByORF

Reimagining climate-resilient food systems in a post-pandemic world

The article has been authored by Shoba Suri and Aparna Roy.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has found that every year, nearly 600 million people (7.5% of the global population) fall ill from eating contaminated food and 420,000 die because of it.(Flickr)
The World Health Organization (WHO) has found that every year, nearly 600 million people (7.5% of the global population) fall ill from eating contaminated food and 420,000 die because of it.(Flickr)
Published on Aug 23, 2022 11:19 AM IST
ByORF

Time to enact the Women’s Reservation Bill

The article has been authored by Amar Patnaik, a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Odisha.

According to a report by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) released in 2020, less than a tenth of the over 50,000 candidates contesting central and state elections are women. (HT Archive)
According to a report by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) released in 2020, less than a tenth of the over 50,000 candidates contesting central and state elections are women. (HT Archive)
Published on Aug 19, 2022 01:24 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Which way are cryptocurrencies headed?

The article has been authored by Ashish Bharadwaj, dean, O.P. Jindal Global University and Parishti Kaushik, law student, Gujarat National Law University.

The recent rapid meltdown in the crypto market has further cemented this view. In the past several weeks, more investors have exited the crypto markets rather than enter it.
The recent rapid meltdown in the crypto market has further cemented this view. In the past several weeks, more investors have exited the crypto markets rather than enter it.
Updated on Aug 22, 2022 10:21 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Withdrawal of the Personal Data Protection bill 2021: The way forward

The article has been authored by Akshat Shonak, associate, Saraf & Partners.

The right to privacy which could be understood as the right to be left alone has always been at odds with the right to freedom of expression.
The right to privacy which could be understood as the right to be left alone has always been at odds with the right to freedom of expression.
Published on Aug 16, 2022 01:32 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Using construction technologies to solve mass housing woes

The article has been authored by Ayush Khare, research associate, Debarpita Roy, fellow, Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP), New Delhi and Triveni Prasad Nanda, assistant professor, RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University

The Union government’s flagship affordable housing scheme—Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana–Urban (PMAY-U)—marks a break from previous housing schemes by making serious efforts at mainstreaming alternate construction technologies.(PTI PHOTO)
The Union government’s flagship affordable housing scheme—Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana–Urban (PMAY-U)—marks a break from previous housing schemes by making serious efforts at mainstreaming alternate construction technologies.(PTI PHOTO)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 04:10 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Implementing a national digital ID biometrics-based programme

The article has been authored by Alok Tiwari - VP & BU Head - Public Security & Identity, IDEMIA India

The pandemic has shown that remote governmental services such as applying for and renewing ID documents, filling out tax returns, requesting repeat medical prescriptions, accessing online telemedicine appointments and voting are necessary for the functioning of society.(Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The pandemic has shown that remote governmental services such as applying for and renewing ID documents, filling out tax returns, requesting repeat medical prescriptions, accessing online telemedicine appointments and voting are necessary for the functioning of society.(Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 02:45 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Pakistan needs to focus on economic and political stabilisation now

The article has been authored by Tara Kartha, strategic security expert and formerly at the National Security Council Secretariat.

As reports indicate that Pakistani army Chief General Bajwa called a senior US official for help in speeding up disbursal of some $1.2. billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Pakistani rupee is in full retreat, it is painfully clear that Pakistan is in a full-blown economic crisis.(Reuters File)
As reports indicate that Pakistani army Chief General Bajwa called a senior US official for help in speeding up disbursal of some $1.2. billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Pakistani rupee is in full retreat, it is painfully clear that Pakistan is in a full-blown economic crisis.(Reuters File)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 02:24 PM IST
ByHindustan Times
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