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Ranvir Nayar

Managing Director & Founder at Media India Group

Asio Tech delivers over 1000 Orion defence systems to Israeli Army

Asio Tech delivers over 1000 Orion defence systems to Israeli Army

February 9, 2022

Asio Technologies, a global leader that has been providing advanced defence technologies to numerous forces in Israel, including Israeli defence ministry and Israeli Defence Forces for nearly two decades, says it has recently completed the delivery of a large order to the Israeli...

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Budget 2022: Blind to today’s challenges, Modi government promises Amrit Kaal in distant future

Budget 2022: Blind to today’s challenges, Modi government promises Amrit Kaal in distant future

February 4, 2022

Despite the din of gushing praises showered by the numerous pro-government media as well as practically every single industrialist and business lobby that jumped as if on a cue as soon as Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the union budget for 2022-23, a few soun...

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Packaging industry: Low hanging fruit for sustainability

Packaging industry: Low hanging fruit for sustainability

January 31, 2022

July 1, 2022 will be a make-or-break day for Indian packaging industry as it would be the first day that a total ban on single use plastics will be enforced by the government. After years of nudging the industry towards phase out of these plastics, the government has gone ahead a...

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Unwanted close encounters in Space

Unwanted close encounters in Space

January 23, 2022

Last month, China lodged a vocal protest at the United Nations against the United States, accusing its multi-billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX of irresponsible and unsafe behaviour in the Space on multiple occasions. China said that the manoeuvres by SpaceX had brought it perilous...

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Managing Mali mayhem key to countering terrorism

Managing Mali mayhem key to countering terrorism

January 12, 2022

On Monday, leaders of the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) decided to close borders with Mali and impose tough economic sanctions as the military junta in power since last year’s coup, second in under nine months, failed to hold the promised election...

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Cynically combatting Covid-19 in India

Cynically combatting Covid-19 in India

January 5, 2022

On Tuesday, hours after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tested positive for Covid-19, the Delhi government announced further restrictions on movement in the national capital, imposing a weekend curfew, to add to the night curfew already in place, in addition to having closed gyms,...

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Migrant deaths reach new highs in 2021

Migrant deaths reach new highs in 2021

January 3, 2022

About a fortnight ago, the International Organisation for Migration, the United Nations body in charge of migrants and their interests, said that over 160 migrants had died off the coast of Libya as they were trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea and reach Italian coasts. Last we...

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Omicron: Modi sleepwalks taking India towards 3rd wave

Omicron: Modi sleepwalks taking India towards 3rd wave

December 30, 2021

If one scans the headlines from the past two weeks, there have been two different kinds of stories that have dominated the national news. One is a political rally, or an inauguration of a multi-billion rupee project by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, preferably somewhere in Uttar P...

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Counting costs of climate catastrophe: USD 170 bn in 2021

Counting costs of climate catastrophe: USD 170 bn in 2021

December 28, 2021

A report published by British charity Christian Aid says that the 10 biggest extreme weather events in 2021 caused damage exceeding USD 170 billion, while claiming more than 1075 lives and displacing 1.3 million people worldwide. The charity goes on to say that this is the highes...

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Meeting with PMO: Election Commission has failed India

Meeting with PMO: Election Commission has failed India

December 22, 2021

For decades, the Prime Minister’s Office in India has functioned as the most important body in the executive, often far more powerful than even the senior most cabinet ministers. In many ways, it is important for the Prime Minister to have an empowered PMO, not only to help the...

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France eyes bigger share of Indian defence market

France eyes bigger share of Indian defence market

December 18, 2021

Ever since the controversial government to government deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets that was announced out of the blue by Narendra Modi during his first visit to Paris as Prime Minister in 2015, France has been eyeing a much bigger order from India. For France, Modi’s deci...

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Belarus-Poland standoff, Channel tragedy put focus on EU’s poor migrant policy

Belarus-Poland standoff, Channel tragedy put focus on EU’s poor migrant policy

December 2, 2021

Six years after it was faced with a crippling flow of migrants, from war-hit and natural disaster affected parts of Middle East and South Asia, Europe is having a tough time again with migrants. In the worst-ever such incident in decades, dozens drowned in the English Channel as ...

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