Analysis

A New Vision For Indo-Israeli Relations

The Indo-Israeli relations are often overlooked and underestimated. While India does have allies on both spectrums of the diplomatic aisle (like the USA and Russia), smaller yet strategically crucial nations such as Israel are equally crucial. The alliance between India and Israel has prospects for enormous headway to be made.

Aneesh Sriram

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Worst affected state is Chhattisgarh, with a positivity rate of 20 per cent and growth rate of 8 per cent. There has been 10-fold rise in cases. In Punjab, 80 per cent UK variant cases found, which was confirmed by genome sequencing.

- Harsh Vardhan, Union Heath Minister, at a video conference with Health Ministers of 11 states

Critique

Why Naveen Patnaik's Odisha Never Gives Up

Battered by Cyclone Fani in 2019, exposed to CoVID-19 in 2020, and now staring into the barrel of super cyclone Amphan while still in the fifth month of the calendar year, public sentiment in Odisha would still guess a ‘not-so-grim’ picture of the situation, because even a pandemic and a cyclone is not an overwhelming combination for them.

Bibhuti Routray

Knowledge

The Lived Reality Of Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri rose to the occasion and held the top office at a time when riots were rife, famines were prevalent and the threat of war loomed large. The enormity of his character was visible even to the blind eye, for he was soft-spoken and simple in demeanour, but his voice reverberated in the hearts of fifty crore Indians whom he led by example.

Pratik Kanodia

Space watch

NewSpace India, govt. of India's commercial space arm, announced plans to invest ₹10,000 crore in satellites and launch rockets over next five years. Through this, it aims to acquire, own and operate its own fleet and provide services, for which India's telecom and DTH providers have already begun signing up.

Tech watch

On March 29, Visa Inc. announced that it will now facilitate payments in cryptocurrency, becoming the first major card network in the world to do so. USDC, the cryptocurrency it will use, is a 'stablecoin'. That is, each USDC is backed by $1 held in the country's reserve, making it significantly more stable than other cryptos.