The onion problem needs three basic fixes
Putting a stop on the onion export is nothing but a panic reaction—an irrational, and sub-optimal solution. Instead, efforts should be channelised to address the low yield per hectare and scientific storage & processing facilities that will help augment supplies during a crisis.
This year, monsoon has been anything but normal
A total of 1,765 people lost their lives this monsoon (until September 30), with Maharashtra (371), West Bengal (223) and Kerala (181) suffering maximum casualty.
India's ban on single-use plastic, explained
PM Narendra Modi, who is leading efforts to scrap single-use plastics by 2022, is set to launch the campaign with a ban on as many as six items on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Govt bans onion export with immediate effect to curb prices
Retail onion price was ruling at Rs 60/kg in cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Lucknow last week and was being sold at Rs 58/kg in Mumbai and Rs 42/kg in Chennai. In Kanpur, onion prices were at Rs 70/kg and at Rs 80/kg in Port Blair.
Of disappointment and pain: Why linking MGNREGA wages to inflation won’t fix the problem!
Wages being paid under the MGNREGA is less than the minimum wage in 34 of the 35 states and union territories after it recorded the lowest hike since its inception earlier this year.
One-fourth teaching posts in Indian universities lie vacant
At the flagship Indian Institutes of Technology, 2,802 (34 per cent) teaching posts are vacant.
Key takeaways from India’s Caribbean rout
A relentless pace attack backed up by some gutsy knocks in the lower middle order remains the highlight of the two-Test match series against West Indies. However, India would have liked more from their top order and some character from keeper Rishabh Pant.
In Charts: India’s currency in circulation increases 40% post demonetisation
₹500 notes now make up half the value of total currency notes in circulation; ₹2000s notes, on the other hand, account for 31 per cent of the total currency value.
Jasprit Bumrah, take a bow!
The trot towards the bowling crease, the five-step acceleration, the flaying limbs and the open-chested thrust—it’s surreal to acknowledge how Bumrah manages this ridiculously good consistency at the highest level.
Even cops avoid sending their daughters ALONE to the police station
Political interference emerged as the biggest factor adversely impacting crime investigation, with about every three out of ten police personnel reporting it. In fact, in the past 2–3 years of their work experience, two out of three personnel reported frequently facing political pressures.