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    Last pocket of resistance falls. Taliban raise flag in Panjshir

    Very different from the 1990s: 5 takeaways from the fall of Panjshir

    Is Pakistan the victor in Afghanistan, or a part of its spoils?

    Pakistan has opened the Pandora’s box in Kabul

    A curtain divides male, female students as Afghan universities reopen

    (IR)

    Where is Panjshir located? What was so special about the region that it remained unconquered last time and helped the superpowers to enter Afghanistan?

    Has Pakistan opened a Pandora Box of Religious Extremism which will affect it poorly in the future? What are the expected pressures in Afghanistan from different world factions? How has the global dynamics changed or will change after the emergence of Taliban as ultimate victor in Afghanistan?

    To what extent, the key concern of World about the Taliban’s adherence to its promises is valid?

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    Distress signal came early: farm, unpaid women labour surged

    (Economy)

    What is the good news regarding female labour force participation in India? What are the hidden trends which are not encouraging? What is the way forward?

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    Brazil and India: Two key pillars of BRICS

    Defence sector cooperation a win- win for India and Brazil

    Brazil India ties strengthen democracy globally

    (IR)

    What are the areas where India and Brazil can cooperate in different international forums?

    What can the defence sector be a booster for both economies?

    How can both countries help in democratising the global institutions along with different nations?

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    Testing patience, no respect for rulings: SC slams govt over vacancies in Tribunals

    (Governance)

    What are the constitutional provisions and rules regarding Tribunals, their functioning and appointment? What are the key challenges faced by them? What can be way ahead?

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    Learning takes hit in pandemic year: ASER

    (Governance)

    What are the latest highlights of the ASER report from Karnataka? How has the Pandemic reduced the learning output of students? Where do the solutions lie?

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    Message, video call, blackmail: Modus operandi of a new phishing crime wave

    (Internal Security)

    What are the trends of digital frauds during pandemic? What is phishing and how has the modus operandi changed now? What should be done to tackle the menace?

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    It’s time for a national conversation on how to live with the virus

    (Health)

    What are the new predictions and speculations regarding COVID virus?How can we learn to live with the virus? What should be public discourse about?

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    Becoming stakeholders

    (Internal Security)

    What is the Karbi Anglong peace deal? What are lessons learnt in the deal? Way ahead on North East insurgency.

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    Explained: Why Moderna’s mRNA candidate brings new hope for an HIV vaccine

    (Health)

    What are m-RNA Vaccines? How can they be effective in curbing HIV spread?

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    Explained: Why health journals have called for climate action

    (Environment)

    How is health critically linked with climate change? What is one health approach? What is way ahead?

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    ExplainSpeaking: Why govt claims of V shaped recovery, critics claims of contracting economy are both misleading

    (Economy)

    What is V shaped recovery? How have the critics negated the claims? What are the insights the author has presented in the current scenario?

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    Explained: Why a new code for creditors under IBC; what precipitated this

    (Economy)

    What were the problems seen during the insolvency of Bhushan Steel and Sterling Biotech? What are the changes enacted and expected benefits from this?