We are already witnessing this in Israel, Lebanon, Thailand, Russia and the US, where protests have only intensified, as citizens’ anger has swelled. As the collective mobilisation grows, it will put unprecedented strain on societies and governments. This will not just worsen already strained relationships between citizens and governments, but also cause new rifts. Whether this will move us to a more equal world, or plunge us into deeper disorder, only time will tell. … [Read more...] about The changing dynamics of protests around the world
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"But there is a full calendar of forthcoming high-level exchanges between the two sides. The SCO and BRICS foreign ministers meetings, the NSAs' meeting, the Defence ministers' meeting are scheduled. Of course, we have the annual bilateral summit coming up in October when President Putin is expected to visit India," he said. … [Read more...] about Several high-level exchanges between India, Russia scheduled; Vladimir Putin expected to visit in October: MEA
Apple In reality, most people don’t use Apple products. They’re too expensive. Experts estimate that over 85% of the global population uses Android. But people with influence love Apple. Reporters, staffers, lawmakers, regulators, pundits, lobbyists, think tankers, and everyone else wading through the swamp are all Apple devotees. As a result, making the case politically against Apple has an implicitly higher bar than against the other big tech companies. Yes, the app store is monopolistic, and yes, it’s suspicious that your phone and laptop always seem to break the minute a new model becomes available. But Tim Cook is impossible to dislike, and his consistent advocacy on behalf of user privacy has won him plaudits across the political spectrum. … [Read more...] about Zuck, Bezos, Cook: Who takes the fall in D.C.’s antitrust games?
When BP made its announcement, at the same time as it announced losses because of the pandemic’s deep impacts on the oil industry, its stock value rose. “This didn’t harm the value of the company,” says Fugere. “In fact, it increased the value of the company, because what investors want to see oil and gas companies do is respond to the way the world is changing, and to avoid a disorderly, painful transition. There’s no doubt that the world must change to ensure that we remain below two degrees or 1.5 degrees [of global warming]. We’re starting to see countries ban internal combustion engines. And so it’s prudent for BP to acknowledge the reality of a changing energy market.” … [Read more...] about BP wants to become the world’s largest renewables producer (but still pump a lot of oil)
Coronavirus India | Plasma therapy does not reduce mortality risk in COVID-19 patients: AIIMS study Former J&K Lt Governor GC Murmu appointed new CAG Congress seeks early Parliament session to discuss COVID-19 pandemic, Sino-India and economic situation … [Read more...] about Coronavirus vaccine update | Russia to begin mass vaccination campaign in October