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Reintroducing the cheetah will save our grasslands

Published on Sep 17, 2022 11:41 AM IST

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)
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

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

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
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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

India needs stronger copyright and IP laws

The article has been authored by Priyanka Khimani, founder, Khimani & Associates.

India has improved its IP score by 13%, but it still ranks 43 out of the 55 countries as per the International IP Index, 2022.(AFP/shutterstock.com)
India has improved its IP score by 13%, but it still ranks 43 out of the 55 countries as per the International IP Index, 2022.(AFP/shutterstock.com)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 01:28 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Digital markets and competitive behaviour 

The article has been authored by Aparajitha Nair, Journalist, Hindustan Times

With about 600 million internet users, the Indian market hosts one of the most critical digital ecosystems. To balance innovation with contestability and fair play, we need to strengthen policy making.(Getty Images)
With about 600 million internet users, the Indian market hosts one of the most critical digital ecosystems. To balance innovation with contestability and fair play, we need to strengthen policy making.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 07:01 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Courts must take a holistic view of the economy

The article has been authored by Ashish Bharadwaj, professor and dean at OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat 

Now is a time for India and the Indian courts to engage with the question of whether wrongdoings preclude a law and economic analysis of matters that have a far-reaching impact on critical industrial sectors and the Indian economy. (HT File)
Now is a time for India and the Indian courts to engage with the question of whether wrongdoings preclude a law and economic analysis of matters that have a far-reaching impact on critical industrial sectors and the Indian economy. (HT File)
Published on Aug 03, 2022 04:38 PM IST
ByOP Jindal Global University

How Indian minerals and metals fare in trade and FDI

The article has been authored by Rajesh Chadha, a senior fellow along with Ishita Kapoor, research analyst, Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP), New Delhi.

India is a net exporter of iron and zinc ores. On the other hand, it is a net importer of bauxite, manganese ore, copper ore, lead ore, zinc ore, magnesite, apatite, rock phosphate, metals and their alloys such as aluminium copper, iron and steel, lead, and zinc.
India is a net exporter of iron and zinc ores. On the other hand, it is a net importer of bauxite, manganese ore, copper ore, lead ore, zinc ore, magnesite, apatite, rock phosphate, metals and their alloys such as aluminium copper, iron and steel, lead, and zinc.
Published on Jul 27, 2022 11:37 AM IST
ByCSEP

Kerala draft rules on labour codes: Does it liberalise women's economic opportunities?

The article has been authored by Anu Maria Francis, research associate, Centre for Public Policy Research

According to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) data in 2018-19, the labour force participation of women in Kerala was 28.3% compared to 69.8% of men. The gender gap in labour force participation has been more evident in the secondary sector.((Pic for representation))
According to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) data in 2018-19, the labour force participation of women in Kerala was 28.3% compared to 69.8% of men. The gender gap in labour force participation has been more evident in the secondary sector.((Pic for representation))
Updated on Jul 25, 2022 12:57 PM IST

Impact Of conflict on global energy goals

The article has been authored by Eeshan Chaturvedi, an assistant dean and associate professor, Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability, OP. Jindal Global University, India, Ph.D candidate, Stanford University.

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has had and continues to have, a severe impact on human life and mobility in the region.(Representative Photo)
The Russia-Ukraine conflict has had and continues to have, a severe impact on human life and mobility in the region.(Representative Photo)
Published on Jul 19, 2022 10:48 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Nosediving of cryptocurrencies: Beginning of a long haul?

The article has been authored by Partha Ray, a director of National Institute of Bank Management, Pune. The views expressed here are personal.

On April 1, 2022, the price of bitcoin (the leading cryptocurrency) was $ 46,222; it experienced a secular steep fall since then and touched $ 18,989 on June 18, 2022! Since then, it has witnessed some marginal recovery and tended to hover around $ 20,000 these days.(iStock)
On April 1, 2022, the price of bitcoin (the leading cryptocurrency) was $ 46,222; it experienced a secular steep fall since then and touched $ 18,989 on June 18, 2022! Since then, it has witnessed some marginal recovery and tended to hover around $ 20,000 these days.(iStock)
Updated on Jul 15, 2022 01:04 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Digitalisation of rural communities is the way forward

The article has been authored by Jong-Jin Kim, an assistant director-general and regional representative, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The digital revolution sweeping rural areas of Asia and the Pacific holds great promise, not everyone is benefiting equally.(HT_PRINT)
The digital revolution sweeping rural areas of Asia and the Pacific holds great promise, not everyone is benefiting equally.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 08, 2022 05:57 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

LaMDA: The hype about Google AI being sentient

The article has been authored by Sanur Sharma, an associate fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.

LaMDA: Google’s Language Model for Dialogue Applications.
LaMDA: Google’s Language Model for Dialogue Applications.
Published on Jul 07, 2022 03:50 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

India’s role in refugee protection

The article has been authored by Gillian Triggs, an assistant high commissioner for protection with United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Ms. Gillian Triggs pays floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Ms. Gillian Triggs pays floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
Published on Jul 05, 2022 05:16 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Public spaces make cities more inclusive

The article has been authored by Hitesh Vaidya, who is the director, National Institute of Urban Affairs, Ambika Malhotra, urban designer, National Institute of Urban Affairs and Manasa Garikaparthi, urban designer, Oasis Designs Inc.

The narrow roads of Delhi (In picture).(Flicker)
The narrow roads of Delhi (In picture).(Flicker)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 04:13 PM IST

The impact of Agnipath

The article has been authored by MP Nathanael, an inspector general of police (retd), CRPF

In the Agnipath scheme,75% of the strength whose services will be dispensed with, will attempt to gain entry in the CAPFs thereby upsetting the applecart of seniority in these forces.
In the Agnipath scheme,75% of the strength whose services will be dispensed with, will attempt to gain entry in the CAPFs thereby upsetting the applecart of seniority in these forces.
Published on Jun 27, 2022 09:30 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Khadi artisans’ struggle for economic emancipation

The article has been authored by Akanksha Borawake, former associate, research and Nissy Solomon, honorary trustee, (Research & Programmes), CPPR.

Spinners account for approximately 78% of the artisans working in the khadi sector. However, spinners and weavers in the sector earn measly amounts for their skilled work.(HT File)
Spinners account for approximately 78% of the artisans working in the khadi sector. However, spinners and weavers in the sector earn measly amounts for their skilled work.(HT File)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 09:00 AM IST
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Sustainability needs a mix of planet, people and communities

The article has been authored by Rajiv Bhalla, managing director, Barco India, a global leader in digital projection and imaging technology.

Over 70 countries accounting for 80% of carbon emissions and 90% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) have agreed to net-zero commitments.
Over 70 countries accounting for 80% of carbon emissions and 90% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) have agreed to net-zero commitments.
Published on Jun 24, 2022 03:42 PM IST

Padma railroad bridge: A crucial connectivity link

The article has been authored by Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times. The writer was part of a group of Indian journalists that visited Bangladesh at the invitation of the Bangladesh government.

This is Padma railroad bridge, on Padma river . The bridge will be inaugurated on June 25,2022.
This is Padma railroad bridge, on Padma river . The bridge will be inaugurated on June 25,2022.
Published on Jun 24, 2022 03:09 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on their dreams

The article has been authored by Vinati Bhargava Mittal, an independent journalist from Madhya Pradesh.

Puri: Artist Sudarsan Patnaik gives finishing touches to a sand sculpture with a message, Stop Child Labour, ahead of World Day against Child Labour, in Puri, Thursday, June 11, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI11-06-2020_000162A) (PTI)
Puri: Artist Sudarsan Patnaik gives finishing touches to a sand sculpture with a message, Stop Child Labour, ahead of World Day against Child Labour, in Puri, Thursday, June 11, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI11-06-2020_000162A) (PTI)
Published on Jun 12, 2022 12:01 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Acting East from North East India

The article has been authored by Shrabana Barua, assistant professor, department of political science, Hindu College, Delhi University.

On May 28 and 29, the Asian Confluence, a think-tank based out of Shillong, organised a river conclave in Guwahati, in collaboration with the ministry of external affairs and Act East Dpartment, government of Assam.
On May 28 and 29, the Asian Confluence, a think-tank based out of Shillong, organised a river conclave in Guwahati, in collaboration with the ministry of external affairs and Act East Dpartment, government of Assam.
Published on Jun 07, 2022 09:19 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Embracing future-ready digital strategies for a greener, equitable world

The article has been authored by CP Gurnani, managing director & CEO, Tech Mahindra

Technology is an integral part of our everyday lives, and it needs to be leveraged further to unlock its full potential to create a sustainable future.
Technology is an integral part of our everyday lives, and it needs to be leveraged further to unlock its full potential to create a sustainable future.
Published on May 31, 2022 03:03 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Effects of Russia-Ukraine conflict on Asian Economies

The study has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti is an associate with Indian-Political Action Committee (I-PAC) and a scholar of international relations, Gunwant Singh is a scholar of international relations, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The war in Ukraine will have far-reaching economic consequences on Asian economies as Russian energy is the major driver of the economic growth in the region.(Bloomberg)
The war in Ukraine will have far-reaching economic consequences on Asian economies as Russian energy is the major driver of the economic growth in the region.(Bloomberg)
Published on May 23, 2022 01:01 PM IST
ByHindustan Times
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