India calls out the West, says food grains shouldn’t go the way of Covid vaccines

Calling out the West, India on Wednesday said that food grains should not go the way of the Covid-19 vaccines As it voiced concern over hoarding and discrimination amid the “unjustified increase” in food prices. It is stressed that its decision to restrict wheat exports will ensure it can truly respond to those most in … Read more

Explained: Perarivalan’s road to freedom

AG Perarivalan alias Arivu, 50, was only 19 when he was arrested on June 11, 1991. He was accused of having bought two 9-volt ‘Golden Power’ battery cells for Sivarasan, the LTTE man who masterminded the conspiracy to assassin Rajiv Gandhi. The batteries were used in the bomb that killed the former Prime Minister on … Read more

Step 1 in saving groundwater: Punjab to pay Rs 1,500 per acre if farmers adopt DSR

The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved Rs 1500 per acre incentive to farmers for sowing paddy using direct sowing of rice (DSR) method. A sum of Rs 450 crore has been earmarked to provide incentive to the farmers for promotion of less water consuming and cost effective DSR technology. A government statement after the meeting … Read more

Shashi Tharoor: ‘Beginning of an important process, but lot depends on how it unfolds’

One of the G23 leaders, who was present at the Congress’s Chintan Shivir in Udaipur, Tharoor talks about the session, the hopes for a more consultative process, Hardik’s departure, and why the ideologies of most regional parties actually align with the Congress * Your views on the Chintan Shivir and its outcomes? I would say … Read more

From having no motivation to being excited to wrestle, Vinesh Phogat makes progress on the mat

It begins as a self-deprecating joke. But as Vinesh Phogat starts to peel off the layers, she reveals the extremes she had to go to propel her from a dark, deep corner and back into the spotlight on the wrestling mat. One Saturday, a few months ago, she went out on the 400m track to … Read more

Where two new ships will figure in Navy’s overall expansion plan

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday (May 17) launched two different types of surface ships, which will be inducted into the Navy later. What are the two ships? Named Surat and Udaygiri, and both frontline vessels, the ships will go through rigorous sea trials before they can be commissioned into the Navy, after which they … Read more

UPSC CSE Key – May 18, 2022: What you need to read today

FRONT PAGE Rising prices drive wholesale inflation to record high of 15.1% Sillabus: Preliminary Examination: Economic and Social Development Main Examination: General Studies III: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment Key Points to Ponder: • The word ‘Inflation’ is now days very often in News. What do … Read more

After meteoric rise, 28-year-old Patidar leader Hardik Patel deals body blow to Congress

When he had launched the Patidar quota agitation as the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) founder in 2015, Hardik Patel, then aged 22, had not imagined how he would soon fire the imagination of the community’s youth, who were struggling to secure education and jobs after their agrarian assets had shrunk. Having established himself in … Read more

Perarivalan release: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin terms Supreme Court order ‘historic’, ally Congress differs

Following the development, most political leaders in Perarivalan’s home state Tamil Nadu welcomed the apex court’s decision. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin congratulated AG Perarivalan on his release. Addressing media persons, Stalin said the Supreme Court order was a historic one. He noted that the DMK had promised to make efforts for the release … Read more

Acer Swift 3 OLED, Spin 5, Spin 3, and New Chromebook Models Launched: All Details

Acer Swift 3 OLED was launched on Wednesday along with upgraded Acer Spin 5 and Acer Spin 3 models that are aimed at professionals seeking powerful performance. These Swift and Spin range of notebooks feature 12th Gen Intel Core processors and Windows 11. The company has also announced that it is launching the Acer Chromebook … Read more