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Ten years after the Marikana massacre in South Africa

Updated on Sep 12, 2022 01:27 PM IST

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)
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Reducing child marriages and teen pregnancies

The article has been authored by Ashish Mukherjee, vice president, Social & Economic Empowerment, IPE Global.

UNICEF estimates that over the next decade, up to 10 million more girls will be at risk of becoming child brides as a result of the pandemic, while the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) projects a figure of 13 million additional child marriages globally over the 2020-2030 decade.
Published on Sep 10, 2022 09:00 AM 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)
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. 
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)
Published on Sep 07, 2022 11:35 AM IST
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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)
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)
Published on Sep 04, 2022 12:00 AM IST
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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.
Published on Sep 01, 2022 05:40 PM IST
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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.
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)
Published on Aug 29, 2022 06:00 AM IST
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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)
Published on Aug 26, 2022 12:19 PM IST
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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)
Published on Aug 26, 2022 12:02 PM IST
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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.
Published on Aug 25, 2022 01:00 PM IST

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)
Published on Aug 23, 2022 11:19 AM IST

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)
Published on Aug 19, 2022 01:24 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.
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.
Published on Aug 16, 2022 01:32 PM IST
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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)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 04:10 PM IST
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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)
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)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 02:24 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)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 01:28 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Tribal women have a significant role in India’s transformation

The article has been authored by Swati Piramal, vice-chairperson of the Piramal Group and director of the Piramal Foundation

As India progresses rapidly, the need of the hour is to ensure we develop the collective agency of tribal women to make Sabka Vikas (everyone’s development) a reality. It is indeed time for affirmative action and equitable progress.(AP FILE PHOTO)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 06:00 AM 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)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 07:01 PM IST
ByAparajitha Nair

Navigating India-Africa relations in a post-pandemic world 

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

India has traditionally prioritised Africa in its foreign policy. However, the current administration of Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has shown an extraordinary determination to strengthen India's longstanding ties to the African continent.(AFP)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 11:11 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

The pandemic is not over, stay masked for now

The article has been authored by Dr Vikram Vora, medical director, India International SOS, a leading health and security services group.

The pandemic is far from over. It’s time to get your vaccine booster, to mask up and to stay masked.
Published on Aug 06, 2022 01:10 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Is it Indo-China Sea or South China Sea?

The article has been authored by Subramanyam Sridharan, member, Chennai Centre for China Studies (CCCS).

History records that except for very brief periods in 2,000 years, the Chinese trade forays on high seas have been few and far in between. On the other hand, it was the traders from India, Arabia, Africa, Roma, the littorals of the SCS and later Europe who came to Chinese ports for trading.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 12:47 PM IST

Breastfeeding is nature’s best health plan

The article has been authored by Sujeet Ranjan, associate director, nutrition, Tata Trusts.

World Breastfeeding Week: Benefits of breastfeeding for mother and child(Unsplash)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 01:09 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Agenda 2030: A bumpy road ahead?

The article has been authored by Ashwajit Singh, founder & managing director, IPE Global

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report 2022 has finally revealed the severity of the social, economic and environmental setbacks endured by the world during the two-years spanning the Covid-19 pandemic.(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 04, 2022 11:07 AM 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)
Published on Aug 03, 2022 04:38 PM IST
ByOP Jindal Global University

The death of Zawahiri may only have a short-term impact

The article is authored by Soumya Awasthi.

From the podium of the White House, the President of the United States (US) announced that on July 31, 2022, in the US air strike Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Al-Qaeda chief since 2011 was killed in Kabul.(Reuters / AFP file photos)
Updated on Aug 02, 2022 02:31 PM IST
ByHindustan Times
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