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Ranvir Nayar

Managing Director & Founder at Media India Group

Need to go slow on antibiotics to save lives

Need to go slow on antibiotics to save lives

April 3, 2022

An alarming report published earlier this year in The Lancet, a medical journal, said that antimicrobial resistance was directly responsible for 1.27 million death and linked to about 4.95 million other deaths across the world in 2019. Antimicrobial resistance is when bacteria ca...

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Repair, not replace: Key to tackling climate change

Repair, not replace: Key to tackling climate change

March 29, 2022

Thirungia region in Germany is offering residents up to 100 Euros for not throwing away their smartphones, but repair them and continue to use them. Similar repair bonus is also available for other consumer electronic items like laptops and domestic appliances. The scheme is soon...

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Ukraine War: Total breakdown of USA-Russia entente

Ukraine War: Total breakdown of USA-Russia entente

February 26, 2022

After weeks of buildup of Russian military troops, accompanied by constant denials by Russian President Vladimir Putin of any aggressive intent, and amidst several warnings by the United States President Joe Biden about an impending invasion of Ukraine, a full-blown war between R...

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France brings Indo-Pacific to centre stage in European Union

France brings Indo-Pacific to centre stage in European Union

February 23, 2022

Even while the global attention has been fixated on the volatile security situation in Ukraine and the mounting tensions between an increasingly assertive Russia and the Western powers, France hosted a unique gathering of almost 60 ministers and senior representatives from around...

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EU greenwashing nuclear power: Short sighted & counterproductive

EU greenwashing nuclear power: Short sighted & counterproductive

February 21, 2022

After nearly half a century of being home to the world’s most high profile anti-nuclear movement, it is fashionable to be nuclear in Europe again. From Heads of States to the bureaucrats sitting in Brussels, everyone seems to have new-found love for nuclear power. Last week, Fr...

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LIC IPO: Modi on mindless selling spree

LIC IPO: Modi on mindless selling spree

February 15, 2022

On Sunday, the government confirmed that the Life Insurance Corporation, the largest financial institution in the country, had submitted its draft red herring prospectus, a comprehensive document that is submitted to the stock market regulator by any company before its Initial Pu...

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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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