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Oxfam inequality report Rising inequality a form of economic violence by governments, says Oxfam report

The report claims that misplaced government policies have resulted in rising inequality, with the wealth of the top 10 richest men doubling during the pandemic between March 2020 and November 2021 when the incomes of 99% of the world’s population have suffered

Andrew Jennings redefined sports journalism and exposed corruption in the Olympics and football

Renowned journalist Andrew Jennings, who exposed corruption in the highest levels of sport, died recently. We bring you a discussion on his legacy and the challenges before sports journalists today

Bank privatization isn’t conducive for financial markets under capitalism

State ownership of banks not only provides for wider reach of institutional credit but also for stability of the financial system of capitalism itself

Make WHO-recommended new COVID-19 drugs accessible, affordable, demands MSF

US pharma giant Eli Lilly has the patent for Baricitinib, which will affect its availability and accessibility. MSF has called on governments to take immediate steps to ensure that patent monopolies do not stand in the way of access to this drug

Omicron cases and rising positivity rate in major cities of India

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discusses the rising number of Omicron cases in major countries, as well as the high positivity rate in metropolitan cities in India

‘Omicron’ explosion and the beginning of an overwhelmed healthcare system?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the Omicron variant, which seems to have displaced Delta in India and could infect more people than its predecessor

What India needs to learn from spiraling gas, electricity prices in Europe

Markets do not solve the problem of energy pricing. What is required is planning and long-term investments in infrastructure

Global Migration Indicators report summarizes 2020 for migrants across the world

The Global Migration Indicators report by the International Organization for Migration is here, with an update on how COVID-19 affected migration around the world.

James Webb Telescope heads out to explore the origin of the universe

The mission is a joint effort by NASA, the ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency, with an aim of finding the light emanating from the early universe’s first galaxies by exploring the solar system and the exoplanets

The Arctic is warming much faster than thought earlier

The new finding comes at a time when we have already witnessed permafrost declining which has impacted Indigenous villages, caused vanishing of summer sea ice, and resulted in water washing down Greenland’s ice sheets at a record amount

NASA spacecraft touches outer atmosphere of Sun for first time

The Parker Solar Probe, launched in 2018, has been orbiting the Sun. The craft has a carbon composite shield which protects the instruments inside it from the scorching heat of around 1370 degree Celsius

There is no health justice without climate justice

The organizers of the People’s Health Hearing at COP26 write about how celebrating the ‘right to health’ as an add-on to the Glasgow Climate Pact would be to ignore the co-option of health by perpetrators for greenwashing

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