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Ranvir Nayar

Managing Director & Founder at Media India Group

French arms sales rise fastest in 2016-2020: SIPRI global arms trade report

French arms sales rise fastest in 2016-2020: SIPRI global arms trade report

March 16, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic that has brought the global economy to its knees does not seem to have impacted the defence industries and global arms trade says a report by Stockholm-based research body Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) that tracks the arms indus...

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With new OCI rules, India continues to distance from diaspora

With new OCI rules, India continues to distance from diaspora

March 12, 2021

Last week, in a sudden, though not very surprising development, the Indian government announced a flurry of changes to the rules governing the status and rights of the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders. Now, any OCI will have to get special permission from the Foreign R...

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Farm talks at WTO continue to undermine Indian farmers

Farm talks at WTO continue to undermine Indian farmers

March 9, 2021

On March 10, the agricultural negotiations committee of the World Trade Organisation will undertake yet another round of discussion on numerous contentious issues that have been lined up for discussions by the Geneva-based trade regulator. These talks are significant for several ...

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Hurun Global Rich List & LSE: Inequality shoots up in pandemic

Hurun Global Rich List & LSE: Inequality shoots up in pandemic

March 3, 2021

The year 2020 was disastrous for the global economy as the GDP in practically every country collapsed by record numbers mainly due to the lockdowns that were imposed across the globe. Close to 500 million jobs may have been lost and hundreds of millions pushed into poverty. Howev...

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Covid-19 increases hazards of biomedical waste

Covid-19 increases hazards of biomedical waste

March 1, 2021

Even though the world seems to have begun a pushback against the Covid-19 pandemic with the launch of intensive vaccination drives in several countries, the battle is far from won. And even when humanity conquers the virus, which it must and will, the pandemic would have left sev...

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Circular economy goes around in circles

Circular economy goes around in circles

February 27, 2021

Every decade or so, roughly, corporate boardrooms come up with new buzzwords that are meant to define not just how the world would evolve and what the world needs, but also, more crucially how they are becoming or already have become very responsible corporate citizens despite al...

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Islamogauchisme: French education minister fans Islamophobia

Islamogauchisme: French education minister fans Islamophobia

February 26, 2021

At first appearance, the drama could very well be playing out in India’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Ruling party members and none less than the education minister accuses campuses across the nation, especially the most prestigious ones, of being ‘infested’ by schola...

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Lyon school canteens going vegetarian: The meat of the matter

Lyon school canteens going vegetarian: The meat of the matter

February 23, 2021

Barely back in France from a visit to India, French ecological transition minister Barbara Pompili plunged headlong into one of the hottest discussions going on across France today – meatless meals in school canteens. “I regret a lot that on this issue we are falling into a p...

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Can India feel ripples of British Supreme Court ruling on Uber

Can India feel ripples of British Supreme Court ruling on Uber

February 21, 2021

Ride hailing app Uber faces an existential challenge in the United Kingdom following a landmark order by the Supreme Court which upheld the orders of lower courts that its drivers were its employees, not independent contractors as the company calls them. The court said as the wor...

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After New START extension, time for Russia & US to look at other arms

After New START extension, time for Russia & US to look at other arms

February 20, 2021

The Doomsday Clock ought to be set back, for the first time in several years, when the time for its review comes at the end of 2021, much to the relief of watchers of nuclear weapons scenario globally. The clock is maintained by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, an association o...

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Loi Separatisme: French society sharply divided over controversial law passed by National Assembly

Loi Separatisme: French society sharply divided over controversial law passed by National Assembly

February 18, 2021

With a comfortable majority, 351 votings for, 151 against and 65 absentees, Loi Separatisme, one of the most controversial laws to have been proposed by the French government in years was passed by the Assemblée Nationale in a vote on Tuesday (February 16th) night. The bill will...

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UK court ruling on Shell good news for India

UK court ruling on Shell good news for India

February 16, 2021

Though it is not directly connected, a ruling by the United Kingdom Supreme Court last week holding petroleum giant Royal Dutch Shell responsible for the actions of its subsidiary in Nigeria could open a pandora’s box for subsidiaries of hundreds of large multinationals who hav...

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