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

Published on May 31, 2022 03:03 PM IST

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.
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

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)
Published on May 16, 2022 03:19 PM IST

India’s Urbanization Challenge

The piece 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)
Updated on May 23, 2022 10:39 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

 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)
Published on May 12, 2022 11:43 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

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)
Published on May 11, 2022 03:43 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

 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.
Published on May 10, 2022 02:16 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

 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
Published on May 09, 2022 04:09 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

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)
Published on May 03, 2022 06:26 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

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.
Published on May 02, 2022 03:36 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

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.
Published on Apr 29, 2022 02:00 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Southeast Asian economies are becoming dynamic again

The  article has been authored by the 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 from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The Southeast Asian economies underwent a massive contraction in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic due to nationwide lockdowns and border closures. (BLOOMBERG PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Apr 28, 2022 01:08 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

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)
Published on Apr 27, 2022 03:33 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

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)
Published on Apr 26, 2022 12:23 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

 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)
Published on Apr 24, 2022 12:58 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

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)
Published on Apr 23, 2022 01:54 PM IST

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)
Published on Apr 22, 2022 12:20 PM IST

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)
Published on Apr 21, 2022 01:42 PM IST
ByCentre for Policy Research
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