The Chinese Communist Party would recognize that it would be prudent to revisit the policies but given how much of Xi’s personal prestige is invested in this policy, there won’t be any question of changing track completely, which actually is the need of the hour. Recent protests in China when thousands took to the streets in several cities calling for an end to Covid lockdowns, with some even demanding Xi Jinping’s resignation are remarkable not only for their boldness but also for what they say about the mood of the country’s citizens.
The Supreme Court, by raising the issue of the appointment of the Election Commissioner, has also brought into question the integrity of the Prime Minister (‘PM’), who is key to the appointment. Thus, doubt has been raised about the country’s constitutional authorities, including the judiciary. The executive, in any case, does the bidding of the political masters. So, where are the people of integrity in the corridors of power in India?
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.
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.