The government is doing well to put in place an elaborate system to monitor any adverse reactions to Covid vaccines. This immunisation programme will be unlike any other in scale and speed and it’s critical to instil confidence. Adverse events are rare and shouldn’t overshadow the benefits of the vaccine.
Maharashtra’s Shakti bill appears tough but it actually undermines women’s safety
The Maharashtra government’s ‘Shakti bill,’ which proposes death penalty for rape and acid attack, and prescribes speedy trials, appears like a hard-hitting draft law only on the surface. With amendments that dilute consent clauses and calls for punishment of false cases, it actually undermines women’s safety rather than enhance it.
Wistron iPhone plant violence is bad optics for India. Swift probe a must to help ease of business
Violence at Wistron’s iPhone plant is terrible optics for India’s attempts to woo global firms looking for supply chains outside China. Karnataka needs to probe and punish the attackers swiftly and help resolve labour issues at Wistron and also at strike-hit Toyota. This is critical to ease of doing business.