Scientific policy-making should be solely based on valid evidence and scientific merit and not be driven by a stand either for or against GM crops. Foremost is the task of allaying the fears surrounding GM mustard so that everybody can be part of this revitalized ‘yellow revolution’ without any ambiguity.
Lockdowns for prolonged periods in different parts of China pursuant to the ‘Zero Covid’ policy have raised the levels of frustration and crossed limits of tolerance.
The Sharm El-Sheikh climate conference has contributed little to arresting climate change; and its vaunted achievement, the loss and damage fund, is of suspect utility
For a nation such as India, which is among the countries most affected by terrorism, this is a time to take the lead in continuing to keep the spotlight on the menace of terrorism.
The attempt is to divert attention from demonetization’s failure to achieve its then-stated goals by claiming that this step was a part of a wider policy framework. While a few statements in the affidavit are supported by some data, most of the statements are of a general nature without concrete data supporting them.
In the absence of accountability safeguards, the data protection bill runs the risk of giving Indians an experience of Orwell’s 1984, minus the literary flair.