April 16, 2020

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Grain Mountain Amidst Food Insecurity

The official stock of food-grain with the Food Corporation of India stood at 77.7 million tonnes as of March 1. This includes 27.5 million tonnes of wheat and 50.2 million tonnes of rice. The rice estimate includes a significant quantity...

Covid-19: Transnational Cooperation and the Epistemic Community

By Dr Rajesh Basrur Summary: The scientific community is critical to the battle against Covid-19. But to strengthen its efforts, we need to go beyond current institutional limitations. President Trump’s announcement that he will withdraw American funding from the World...

Perennial Lockdown Is Not a Remedy. India Must Isolate and Insulate

Since March 25, India has been adopted a lockdown strategy in its ‘war’ on COVID-19 and continues to put its faith in it. This fact was confirmed on April 14, when the prime minister in his third address to the...

Perennial Lockdown Is Not a Remedy. India Must Isolate and Insulate

By General Prakash Menon Since March 25, India has been adopted a lockdown strategy in its ‘war’ on COVID-19 and continues to put its faith in it. This fact was confirmed on April 14, when the prime minister in his...

Prateek Waghre submits technical analysis for PIL in the Supreme Court seeking restoration of 4G Internet in Jammu and Kashmir

An application was filed by the ‘Foundation of Media Professionals’ in the PIL seeking restoration of 4G services in Jammu and Kashmir. A part of this application was a technical analysis by Prateek Waghre, of the differences between how websites...

Nitin Pai quoted by New Indian Express for plan to restart economy

Nitin Pai, co-Founder and Director of The Takshashila Institution was part of a group comprising Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson, Biocon; Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, Axilor Ventures; Hari Menon, Founder, BigBasket, and others which proposed a plan for a sustained restart of the...

All Things Policy: The Hashtag Pandemic

Who is to blame for Covid-19? It depends on who you ask, and it might depend on which country’s information operations they have been exposed to on social media. As hashtags duke it out on Twitter, Anirudh Kanisetti speaks to...