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Sustainability needs a mix of planet, people and communities

Published on Jun 24, 2022 03:42 PM IST

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.

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.
Published on Jun 24, 2022 03:09 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Fortifying India against Vitamin D deficiency

The article has been authored by Dr Ambrish Mithal, chairman and head of endocrinology and diabetes, Max Healthcare and Dr RK Marwaha, senior consultant, endocrinology and president Society for Endocrine Health of Elderly, Adolescents and Children (SEHEAC)

In India, vitamin D deficiency continues to be seen both in children and adults.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 23, 2022 04:38 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

The flaws in China’s nuclear power drive

The article has been authored by L V Krishnan, a former director, Safety Research Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Tamil Nadu 

Chinese experts believe China will need 300-500 reactors by 2050, to fulfil the government’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions. This is a five to eight-fold jump from the present. Despite the progress registered so far, the path onward is not easy. This is due to various factors.((AP))
Published on Jun 20, 2022 01:59 PM IST

Africa: Requiem for a continent

The article has been authored by Samir Bhattacharya, a Research Associate of Vivekananda International Foundation and also a doctoral scholar at Jawharlal Nehru University.

Africa Day is celebrated each year on May 25.(Flicker)
Published on Jun 17, 2022 12:29 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

The Ukraine crisis and Europe’s lost opportunity

The article has been authored by KA Dhananjay, Gateway House, Mumbai

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has turned out to be one of the most unforgettable events in Europe’s recent history.(HT File)
Published on Jun 14, 2022 07:33 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)
Published on Jun 12, 2022 12:01 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

When less is not more – FCRA amendments and Supreme Court’s rights jurisprudence

The article has been authored by Ritwika Sharma, a senior resident fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and leads Charkha, Vidhi’s Constitutional Law Centre.

The FCRA regulates acceptance and utilisation of foreign contribution or foreign hospitality by ‘persons’, which term includes individuals, Hindu undivided families, associations and companies.(HT FILE)
Published on Jun 09, 2022 02:50 PM 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.
Published on Jun 07, 2022 09:19 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

UP’s public health facilities are now geared towards maternal health outcomes

The article has been authored by Amit Mohan Prasad and Devendra Khandait.

C-section deliveries have been started to be growing in parts of western UP, including Ujhani, Badaun, Gunnaur and Sambhal, and the list is growing.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 06, 2022 02:38 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Governments and industry must collaborate to protect the environment

The article has been authored by Valerio di Caprio, global franchise director – SSP and PEN, Centrient Pharmaceuticals.

The recently held 26th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP) underlined the urgency to limit the average global temperature rise to below 2 degrees by phasing down the use of fossil fuels, financially supporting the mitigation of climate change in developing countries and achieving net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050, among others.
Published on Jun 05, 2022 09:49 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Boost collaborations for green transformations

The article has been authored by Hitesh Vaidya and Sayli Mankikar.

One of the biggest challenges ahead of the policymakers is— bridging the gap and creating a close connection between the challenges of changing climate, cities and its people.(AP)
Published on Jun 05, 2022 09:39 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Beating plastic pollution in agriculture

The article has been authored by Arjuna Srinidhi, associate thematic lead, ecosystem-based adaptation at Watershed Organisation Trust Centre for Resilience Studies (W-CReS) and Divya Nazareth, researcher, climate change adaptation.

According to a study from a report released data from the University of California and Santa Barbara, as of 2015, approximately 6300 Mt of plastic waste had been generated in the world, around 9% of which had been recycled, 12% was incinerated, and 79% was accumulated in landfills or the natural environment.
Published on Jun 05, 2022 09:32 AM IST

Struggles of living with the invisible disease

The article has been authored by Dr Sebin Abraham, MD (Paediatrics), Lancet Citizen’s Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System. Dr Parth Sharma, researcher Christian Fellowship Hospital, Oddanchatram, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu.

Patients often know the answer to this question; nevertheless, they ask out of desperation, to know if there may be an option they could explore to skip the trouble of taking an injection for an entire lifetime.(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 05, 2022 09:16 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Tree planting in open ecosystems has few benefits

The article has been authored by Iravatee Majgaonkar, PhD scholar, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore

Here, India promised to bring 26 million hectares of degraded land under restoration efforts by 2030.
Published on Jun 05, 2022 09:10 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Localising green transitions in India

The article has been authored by Sam Downes, Saurabh Modi and Jagan Shah at Artha Global, a research and consulting organization.

At COP-26 in November 2021, the Government of India announced a five-point plan to tackle climate change, including an ambition to reach net zero emissions by 2070.(Flicker)
Published on Jun 03, 2022 07:08 PM 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.
Published on May 31, 2022 03:03 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

 China and the Pacific Step Up

The article has been authored by Balasubramanian C is senior research analyst, Chennai Centre for China Studies

The domino effect of Beijing’s actions would drag the South Pacific into a theatre of tension between China and others in the region, especially Australia, New Zealand and the US.
Published on May 30, 2022 02:30 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

The importance of bees in the future of the ecosystem

The article has been authored by Konda Chavva, officer-in-charge, FAO Representation in India.

The Government of India’s (GoI’s) National Beekeeping and Honey Mission (NBHM) focuses on the promotion and development of scientific beekeeping to achieve the goal of Sweet Revolution in the country as part of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan.(Flicker)
Published on May 27, 2022 04:50 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Why abortion should be a part of Universal Health Coverage

The article has been authored by Debanjana Choudhuri, climate and gender specialist and Vithika Yadav, campaign advisory group member, Pratigya Campaign for Gender Equality and Safe Abortion.

Access to abortion is an unconditional human right and should be entitled as a basic health care service delivered as a part of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).The findings reflected that only 37% of women accessed health care services, as compared to 67% of men.
Published on May 25, 2022 02:57 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

 The key to change: Women’s voice and influence

The article has been authored by Susan Ferguson is the Country Representative of UN Women India Office. UN Women is a member of team UN in India, working together to help meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

Women’s voice in decision-making is critical for the development of all. According to the NFHS-5 data for 2019-21 nearly 88.7% of currently married Indian women tend to participate in key household decisions about healthcare for themselves, or make major household purchases.
Published on May 25, 2022 02:40 PM IST

Planet politics in the era of climate crisis

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

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 2021, India is at the topmost hotspot of terrestrial water storage loss (TWS), having lost TWS at a rate of three to four cm each year, the highest loss recorded after Antarctica and Greenland.(AP)
Published on May 24, 2022 03:04 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Conflict in Ukraine: Implications for small states and responses

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

The Russian military invasion of Ukraine is a major setback to the international peace and economy since the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Further, the Ukraine crisis has disrupted global supply chain networks, thereby, increasing prices for essential commodities like foods.(REUTERS)
Published on May 24, 2022 02:04 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

UAE-India: Towards greater strategic partnership

The article has been authored by Rajeev Agarwal, assistant director at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

The baton of leadership has officially been passed on in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the demise of the UAE president and ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on May 13,2022.India and UAE share a very close relationship, built on a strong foundation of brotherhood, trade, energy security, security and people to people ties.
Published on May 23, 2022 05:22 PM IST

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)
Published on May 23, 2022 01:01 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Inside the Sri Lankan people’s protest

The article has been authored by Adnan Abbasi, Vaishnavi Chandrasekar and Tejashree Murugan, Writing Fellows, Fellowship for Freedom in India.

Sri Lanka is going through one of the worst crises of its history. The Sri Lankans have much to be concerned about, but the crisis has not garnered sufficient international attention—a fact that is echoed by many of the protestors.(REUTERS)
Published on May 20, 2022 03:19 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

 Early Childhood Learning is a crucial investment

The article has been authored by Prerna Jhunjhunwala, educationist and founder, Creative Galileo, an edu-tech startup

ECE is one of the best investments parents can make to prepare their children for quality learning. Children who benefit from inclusive early education are better prepared for primary school and develop better learning outcomes.(HT File/Representational Image)
Published on May 20, 2022 02:32 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

A "big push" that can put India's poorest women on the path to self-sufficiency

(The study has been authored by  Lipika Kapoor, Jyoti Prasad Mukhopadhyay and Shagun Sabarwal.)

Several studies have shown that the ongoing crisis has hit women in India much harder than men - a greater proportion of them lost their jobs, they ate less, did more unpaid household work and had to endure domestic violence.(Google)
Published on May 19, 2022 03:17 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Key indicators from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) 2019-21 factsheet

The piece has been authored by H. Lhungdim, Chander Shekhar, et al

The National Family Health Survey 2019-21 (NFHS-5), the fifth in the NFHS series, provides information on population, health, and nutrition for India and each state/Union Territory (UT).(HT File)
Published on May 18, 2022 01:59 PM IST

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)
Published on May 17, 2022 02:54 PM IST
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