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The ground has fallen out from beneath the farmer’s feet -KTS Tulsi and Tanessa Puri

-The Hindu The Farm Acts are farmer-unfriendly and in violation of important constitutional safeguards Amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, Indian farmers have marched their way to New Delhi. The reason behind the protest is a request to repeal the recently passed Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill. Akin to stock trading All...

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Questionable data, little room for exuberance -R Nagaraj

-The Hindu Using the latest quarterly estimates to point to an economic rebound seems flawed; recovery is likely to remain modest The decline in the quarterly GDP growth rate, by 7.5% during July-September 2020 (FY 2020-21: Q2), compared to a 24% decline in the first quarter has raised expectations of a sharp economic recovery after the novel Coronavirus pandemic and the national lockdown. But is such optimism justified? A tracker India’s GDP at current...

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Press Council of India asks Centre to treat journalists who died due to Coronavirus as ‘COVID warriors’

-PTI/ The Hindu In a letter to the Centre and all state governments as well as union territories, the Press Council of India (PCI) also called for framing and implementing a group insurance scheme for journalists The Press Council of India has urged the Centre to include journalists, who died due to COVID-19, in the category of ‘COVID warriors’ like doctors and other essential health staff, and provide them with the same...

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Record 4,000 Weddings In Jaipur In A Week Amid Spike In Covid Cases -Harsha Kumari Singh The weddings - taking place at a time when the state reporting over 3,000 Coronavirus cases daily - has send jitters among health officials. Jaipur: A record number of weddings will be held in Rajasthan from Wednesday until November 30 which is one of the more auspicious dates for wedding ceremonies in the Hindu calendar. State capital Jaipur alone is likely to witness a record 4,000 weddings during the period. The weddings...

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Experts warn against vaccine hesitancy

-The Hindu In Delhi, two evening markets were ordered to be shut for violating COVID-19 norms. A large percentage of the world’s population is gripped by vaccine hesitancy, experts believe as a Coronavirus vaccine appears more likely in the next couple of months. Vaccine hesitancy, which is defined as reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite availability of vaccines, is feared to grip up to 40 to 50% of the world’s population, according to...

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