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At CoP 22, India will highlight climate impact on Himalayas: India will host a special side event during the UN Climate Change Conference at Marrakech, Morocco, on the 12 Himalayan States that face the impact of a changing climate.
Trains to clock 160 kmph on way to Delhi from Mumbai, Howrah: After the launch of the high-speed Gatimaan Express, Railways has undertaken a mammoth exercise to reduce the journey time between Delhi and Howrah and Mumbai by increasing the maximum speed of trains to 160 kmph.
Looking for a humane solution: The agreement between India and Sri Lanka on establishing a Joint Working Group on fisheries is a small step forward in resolving the dispute between fishermen of both countries.
Gazing at a longer horizon: A National security doctrine, with political consensus, can prevent the unnecessary politicization of national security issues.
When the screen goes blank: Without the imposition of Emergency, will executive power to censor and stop transmission of news stand judicial scrutiny?
Sri Lanka wants an end to bottom trawling: Sri Lanka on Sunday urged India to “expeditiously” end unsustainable industrial-scale fishing in the coastal waters between the two countries.
Army’s Demchok mission a success: Chinese troops obstructed work, but the Indian side held firm and laid a pipeline.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Blood test to detect drug-resistant TB: Two microRNA biomarkers present in serum samples could potentially be used for TB diagnosis and TB disease prognosis. It could be used both for drug-sensitive pulmonary TB and multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients.
India to raise work permit issue with Canada, U.K.: India will raise its concerns over restrictions on the movement of foreign skilled workers for short-term duration work with Britain and Canada, as these curbs are affecting the Indian IT industry.
India can take a leaf out of Sheffield: Disruptive transformation is taking place in the global manufacturing sector. This is led by new technologies that are developing rapidly and spreading through manufacturing hubs all over the world.
Over the barrel: A swadeshi index: World Bank rankings on Ease of doing Business ignore the complexity of the Indian landscape. An indigenous framework is needed.
Next door Nepal: The rare consensus: The government had hoped India would “welcome” the statute promulgated 14 months ago during President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit.
GST, in sight: States and Centre agree on rate structure. The rest, like all reform, will evolve on the way.
Free trade’s false friends: Advocates for global corporate interests have opportunistically seized the mantle of free trade, and academic economists have largely remained on the sidelines.
Poor people’s access to financial services on the rise in India: Survey of households in Odisha, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh shows an increasing number of people are being financially included.
How the US can push Pakistan to abandon its terror proxies: Washington must develop a coercive campaign that diminishes the advantages of Pakistan’s use of militant proxies under its nuclear umbrella.