A recession in the US and Europe is around the corner. While India’s exporters could face shrinking demand, the country, overall, may be better placed than many other economies. Why is that? A recession would cool red-hot oil and commodity prices and help avert further interest rate hikes. Cooling of prices, in turn, could alleviate India's concerns around the current account deficit and high import bills.
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*As of 9.15 PM 6 July; MCX, CoinDCX
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There are films that are breathless, and films that need to breathe. Some whisk the audience along so confidently that irresistible forward movement becomes the whole point. But not every film is built for this. Pausing has its virtues. Rocketry needs to breathe.
(Sylvia Boomer Yang)
The word ‘meme’ was originally coined by British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book, The Selfish Gene. He blended the Greek mimema, meaning imitated, with the English word gene. Dawkins defined memes as “a unit of cultural transmission.” Like genes, cultural transmission also leads to evolution.