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The recently released Global Hunger Index sparked discussion on the methodology used to arrive at the figures. What exactly is this index? What are the larger challenges India faces in tackling hunger? Apurva Kumar and Suman Joshi try to unpack some aspects of this issue.Follow Apurva on Twitter @apurva__kr Follow Suman on Twitter @sujo2906 Read Apurva's Newsletter here: https://gentleleviathan.substack.com/p/dispatch-51-the-specter-of-southSuggested Readings:https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/has-hunger-increased-in-india-101634579740013.htmlhttps://www.globalhungerindex.org/download/all.htmlYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
In this episode, we talk about the SC-appointed committee on Pegasus spyware. We also discuss China’s new land law. And, we go over the violence in Tripura
As the Supreme Court orders an independent probe into Pegasus, privacy and press freedom in India get a shot in the arm. In episode 866 of CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains one of the most important SC judgement that will be quoted in the future and the justification behind it which is both contemporary and rooted in tradition.
Diksha Munjal brings you the news from Delhi, Haryana, Tripura, Assam, Goa, Maharashtra, and Canada. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Stating that the Centre can’t get a free pass every time by stating “national security”, the Supreme Court on 27 October appointed an external committee to investigate the allegations of unauthorised use of the Pegasus spyware on citizens. After weeks of back and forth between the Centre, the petitioners, and the court on Pegasus, the apex court sharply noted in its order that the “vague denial from the government is not sufficient”, and that it had no option but to set up a panel to examine the allegations made by the petitioners. The court's stern observations on the issue comes after hearing a clutch of petitions, which requested a probe into the allegations of the Centre’s use of the spyware on over 142 Indian citizens. The revelations regarding the use of spyware were made after a consortium of media organisations around the world reported in July, the use of the spyware on prominent politicians like Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, 40 Indian journalists, and several private citizens. However, the Centre has to date refused to take a clear stand on whether it has purchased or used the spyware. And given the Centre’s stonewalling on this issue, how significant are the observations made by the court? Will an expert committee be able to unearth the answers that the court has been unable to do so thus far? What powers will this committee have? Joining me today to discuss the significance of the order and also what functions the expert committee will possess is Tune in! Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Apar Gupta, the Executive Director of the Internet Freedom Foundation, and Gunjal Chawla, Programme Director of Technology & National Security at the Centre for Communication Governance at NLU Delhi. Editor: Shelly Walia Interviews: Vakasha Sachdev, The Quint's Legal Editor. Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur
An independent investigation will be conducted into allegations that India's government hacked the phones of journalists and political rivals. Also, a Brazilian senate committee recommends that President Jair Bolsonaro face criminal charges for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. And the Australian footballer Josh Cavallo comes out as gay, making him the only top-level male player in the world to be open about his homosexuality.
ThePrintPod: World should prepare for 2.7 degrees Celsius rise by 2100 on today’s emission pledges: UN report
The UN’s Emissions Gap report says projected emissions need to reduce by 55% by 2030 to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Read the full article here: https://theprint.in/environment/world-should-prepare-for-2-7-degrees-celsius-rise-by-2100-on-todays-emission-pledges-un-report/757469/
Solidarity for Mohammed Shami or Fabindia won't hide the fact that, along with BJP, the opposition also has helped create the toxic atmosphere we see in India today. Watch News Editor Ruhi Tewari in #PoliTricks. Read here: https://theprint.in/opinion/politricks/fabindia-and-shami-show-how-india-is-trapped-between-hindutva-and-soft-hindutva/757103/
My guess is Aryan Khan will walk out a stronger man. King Khan will also retain his crown — and endorsements. There will be diyas illuminating Mannat this Diwali.
Spy Stories: Inside the Secret World of the RAW and the ISI is the brand new book by investigative journalists Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark. Spy Stories relies on unprecedented access to top military and intelligence officials in both India and Pakistan to shed light on some of the most consequential crises in recent South Asian history—from the 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament, to the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden, and the suicide bombing in Pulwama on the eve of India’s 2019 general election.This week on the show, Milan sits down with Levy to discuss the secret world of South Asia’s top spies. The two discuss the different trajectories of the ISI and RAW, the defining character of India’s current National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the roots of turmoil in Kashmir, and the long shadow of the IC 814 hijacking. Plus, Milan asks Adrian about the terror outlook for India in the wake of America’s Afghanistan exit. “What the Taliban Takeover Means for India,” Grand Tamasha, September 14, 2021.Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark, The Siege: The Attack on the Taj (Penguin, 2013).Aqil Shah, “How Will the Taliban Deal With Other Islamic Extremist Groups?” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, August 31, 2021.
Now that we have JAM, people want bread. Financial inclusion has been bandied about for decades with limited success but JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, Mobile) brings new hope. Sridhar Krishna and Aarushi Kataria are working on a project at the Takshashila Institution on policy initiatives to help create 20 million jobs each year in India. In this episode, they talk about how access to credit is limiting growth. They discuss the RBI approach paper on the national policy for financial inclusion and the UNCTAD policy framework for improving access to finance. They explain why rural women are a good target segment alongside small and medium enterprises for credit access and offer ideas for bridging the digital divide in this episode.Follow Sridhar on Twitter @sridhar_kri Follow Aarushi on Twitter @Aarushi_KatariaSuggested Readings:Global Financial Development Report – Banking regulation and supervision a decade after the global financial crisis 2019-2020The priority sector lending India needs, Janmajeya Sinha and Ruchin GoyalGiving credit where credit is due, Goldman Sachs Global Markets InstituteEntrepreneurship policy framework and implementation guidance, UNCTADClosing gender gaps in India – does increasing women’s access to finance help?, IMF working paperNational strategy for financial inclusion – RBI approach paper The rural urban divide: why cash is still king in India’s rural regions, Amit NigamIs Gramin Bank sustainable, Shahidur Khandkar, B.Khaliliy, Z.KhanMicrocredit was a hugely hyped solution to global poverty. What happened? S.WykstraWhat can India learn from Bangladesh’s microfinance institutions? Prasanna MohantyYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
What appears unusual in the recent killings in Jammu, and what Zia Mustafa’s death means for Kashmiri pandits.
China Telecom must stop providing services in the US in 60 days. The Federal Communications Commission says the tech giant is a threat to national security. Also: Queen Elizabeth cancels her trip to Glasgow's UN climate conference, and we hear about the events in Afghanistan as President Ashraf Ghani fled the country before the Taliban took control.
Stephen Sackur speaks to the acclaimed novelist and playwright Ariel Dorfman. His life has been shaped by political upheaval and exile. He fled Chile after General Pinochet seized power in 1973 and his books were banned and burned. Dorfman’s work explores humankind’s capacity for sin and salvation. Do we have it in us to overcome our worst instincts?
Cut The Clutter: What Facebook whistleblower France Haugen tells us on emoji power, hate, anger-for-profit model
Facebook is in trouble again and this time it's murkier than before. Shekhar Gupta explains a series of revelations by whistleblower France Haugen and Wall Street Journal on how Facebook let hate and anger slip through to engage more users. And how Facebook's 'emoji' algorithm works throughout the world. Episode 865 of CutTheClutter
13 April 1919 — the unspeakable horrors at Jallianwala Bagh on that day still resonates with those who visit the walled city of Amritsar and the site. On that horrific day, thousands of innocent civilians, without warning, were gunned down at the orders of Brigadier-General Dwyer, where a platoon of soldiers surrounded the bagh and fired on those who were peacefully protesting. Over the past 100 years, many books, TV shows, and movies have tried to capture the scale of the tragedy that took place. And the most recent attempt that has been lauded by critics and audience reviews is the new movie Sardar Udham, which captures the unrelenting journey of freedom fighter Udham Singh to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, Sardar Udham, navigates the life of Udham Singh from his time in prison in India to his journey to London, and eventually his motives to assassinate Sir Michael O'Dwyer. The film has received rave reviews for actor Vicky Kaushal’s performance as Udham Singh and also for, according to one movie review, separating nationalism from jingoism. This of course goes without saying that this episode contains a few spoilers for the movie. Tune in! Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram Guest: Shoojit Sircar, Director of Sardar Udham Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur
Police around the world have accused 150 people of trading illegal goods on the dark web - part of the internet that can only be accessed using special software. Also, the coup leader in Sudan says the army seized power to prevent a civil war. And the niece of the Japanese emperor, Princess Mako, has married a commoner and left the royal family.
Daily Dose Ep 881: SC on Lakhimpur violence, FIR against students in J&K, Military takeover in Sudan
Anna Priyadarshini brings you the news from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Sudan, and the Delhi High Court. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
ThePrintPod: Abducted, strangled, drowned: How Hindu man was killed for loving Muslim woman in Karnataka
Police have so far arrested the brother and uncle of the Muslim woman, and are in pursuit of three more accused — all family members of the woman. ----more---- Read the full article here : https://theprint.in/india/abducted-strangled-drowned-how-hindu-man-was-killed-for-loving-muslim-woman-in-karnataka/756483/
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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 26th, 2021. New travel guidance from the US government. Most travelers to the United States are required to be vaccinated, however if you’re from a country that has a shortage of vaccines, you for some reason don’t have to be. Airlines must get contact info on passengers for contact tracing. And starting Nov. 8, all travelers must be tested, even if you’re fully vaccinated, to get on a plane bound for the US. Moderna says a study in kids 6 to 11 found two doses of their vaccine given 28 days apart produced a strong antibody response. The study was done using a half dose of the adult vaccine. The company will submit the data to regulators in an attempt to win authorization of the vaccine for children in that age range. As with many things, there is no debate about giving children vaccines in China. With 76% of the population fully vaccinated and a zero-tolerance policy toward outbreaks, kids as young as 3 years old will start being vaccinated in at least five provinces. What’s the best way to incentivize people to get vaccinated…you know, other than avoiding going on a ventilator? A study out of North Carolina says it’s cash. Guaranteed cash incentives slowed the decline in vaccine rates by half where offered. Researchers said rewards are especially effective if given immediately after the desired behavior, which is why some vaccine lotteries have not been effective. A little bad news for some of you, and you know who you are. Researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse say regular use of marijuana can increase your chances of getting a breakthrough COVID infection. In fact, the study showed cannabis was the only substance that increased the risk based only on the substance and related behaviors. In the United States cases were down 25%, deaths are down 13%, and hospitalizations are down 19% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,388,349 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: New Hampshire 54%, Vermont 31%, Maine 28%, Rhode Island 19%, and Colorado and Alaska 16%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Goshen, WY. Boundary, ID. Humboldt, NV. Bethel Census Area, AK. Carbon, WY. Nome Census Area, AK. Stark, ND. Inyo, CA. Fremont, WY. And Park, MT. There have been at least 737,316 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that’s been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 70.9%, Rhode Island at 70.4%, and Connecticut at 70.3%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 41%, Idaho at 43.4%, and Wyoming at 43.5%. The percentage of the U.S. that’s been fully vaccinated is 57.4%. There were only three countries with a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people; India up 2%, and Oceana and Indonesia 1%. Globally, cases were down 2% and deaths were down 4% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since October 22. There are 17,893,223 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 48,771. Russia 37,930. The U.K. 36,567. Turkey 27,663. And Ukraine 14,634. There have been at least 4,954,274 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
ThePrintPod: Loopholes have failed the new 360° assessment to empanel IAS officers. It needs reforms
The govt needs to encourage officers with experience to bring their perspective to the table. So far, only 'non-preferred cadres' have been chosen. ----more---- Read the article here: https://theprint.in/opinion/loopholes-have-failed-the-new-360-assessment-to-empanel-ias-officers-it-needs-reforms/756467/
ThePrintPod: What I learnt about Digital India when I decided to buy a TV from defence canteen stores
Buying a TV through the Canteen Stores Department should be easy, or so I thought. After all, I had an updated digital canteen card. Here's what happened.
Politically Correct: BJP to Congress, Shiv Sena and RJD — super Saturday awaits parties in assembly bypolls
It’s not often that bypolls hold so much significance and can change political dynamics in several states. That’s the beauty of the 30 October bypolls. Watch our Political Editor D.K. Singh. Tweet: Myithili to help
The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is facing trouble on more than one front. These include China’s frustration with the lack of progress on the economic projects, the emerging security threat from a resurgent Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, and the growing anti-China sentiment in Pakistan. How will these challenges impact their all-weather strategic partnership? Suyash Desai talks to Shrey Khanna.Follow Suyash on Twitter @Suyash_Desai Follow Shrey on Twitter @Shreywa You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com
In this episode, we talk about the latest in the NCB cruise ship raid case. We also discuss the Facebook papers and the new medical colleges in UP
The closing session of the TED Countdown Summit in Edinburgh on Friday, October 15, 2021 started with a discussion about the upcoming United Nations climate conference, COP26, which will take place in Glasgow from October 31-November 12, 2021. The discussion -- featuring Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation; and Gonzalo Muñoz, the UN's High Level Climate Action Champion for COP25 -- touched on how the process works and what we can expect from this crucial global gathering.