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Beginning of the end of the pandemic

The key point is that we now have evidence that targeting the spike protein, which is what these vaccines do, is an effective way to produce neutralizing antibodies. (Photo: AP)Premium
The key point is that we now have evidence that targeting the spike protein, which is what these vaccines do, is an effective way to produce neutralizing antibodies. (Photo: AP)

Clearing the fog on economic recovery

Rural India may not be on as strong a wicket as is commonly believed and the government isn’t in a position to do much given that its tax revenues have collapsed. (Photo: Mint)Premium
Rural India may not be on as strong a wicket as is commonly believed and the government isn’t in a position to do much given that its tax revenues have collapsed. (Photo: Mint)

India Inc can’t let this crisis go waste

Volunteers receive covid-19 health kits from companies.  (Photo: Raj K. Raj/Hindustan Times)Premium
Volunteers receive covid-19 health kits from companies. (Photo: Raj K. Raj/Hindustan Times)

The hanging verdict’s impact on the world

A final decision about the next president of the US will take days, and once that happens, the lawyers will get into the picture. (Photo: AP)Premium
A final decision about the next president of the US will take days, and once that happens, the lawyers will get into the picture. (Photo: AP)

The US elections are down to the waterline

This year, there is a near presumption that legal fights will ensue and that only a definitive outcome is likely to forestall them. (Photo: AFP)Premium
This year, there is a near presumption that legal fights will ensue and that only a definitive outcome is likely to forestall them. (Photo: AFP)
The idea is to centralise the government machinery in one place.
The food delivery business in India is at an inflexion point
Thin carry bags, wrapping films, straws and disposable cutlery likely to be targeted.
Thin carry bags, wrapping films, straws and disposable cutlery likely to be targeted.

Long Story Capsule | Fallout of the battle against plastic waste

From 2 Oct, 12 items are proposed to be banned by the Central Pollution Control Board. Thin carry bags, wrapping films, straws and disposable cutlery likely to be targeted. There’s no denying Indian cities are drowning in plastic waste But the confusion regarding what could be banned is taking a toll on small manufacturers.

West Asia is in turmoil after Houthi attack on Saudi oil facilities.
Rural households struggling to stay afloat.
The Union seeks a separate mechanism for funding of defence and internal security, currently in the Union list.
The Union seeks a separate mechanism for funding of defence and internal security, currently in the Union list.

Beware the nudge effect in Indian federalism | Long Story Capsule

The centre is trying to get the 15th Finance Commission to give it a larger share of taxes from the divisible pool. The Union seeks a separate mechanism for funding of defence and internal security, currently in the Union list. This raises further uneasiness for those who cherish the values of cooperative federalism.

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