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The bee, not the brand — India needs to bet its money on the right honey

India has been using honey for thousands of years. And right when it needed it the most — Covid-19 season — CSE accused most top brands, including Dabur and Patanjali, of adulterating, writes Neera Majumdar.

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Cut MBBS course to 4.5 years including internship, ministers’ panel suggests

A Group of Ministers (GoM) on health headed by AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik has suggested reducing the MBBS course from 5.5 years (including internship of one year) to 4.5 years to streamline it “with the changing circumstances”, reports Neelam Pandey.

Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft returns samples of asteroid Ryugu to Earth

Samples of both surface dust and material from below the surface of asteroid Ryugu were collected. These are likely to give insights into the evolution of our solar system, reports Sandhya Ramesh.

Little known, but much in demand — ‘star’ teachers keep IAS, IPS, IFS coaching industry going

Civil service aspirants seek coaching for optional subjects like history, geography and political science. This makes ‘subject expert’ teachers most sought-after, reports Kritika Sharma.

Hindu families seek ‘justice’, Muslims bereft – UP ‘love jihad’ law has Bareilly in frenzy

The first arrest under UP’s anti-conversion law has been made in Bareilly. Police say people have been approaching them with old cases, seeking action under the law, reports Revathi Krishnan.

Now, Russian scientists find link between BCG vaccine & Covid-19 immunity

Study by St Petersburg University researchers suggests BCG vaccine may protect against severe Covid-19, adds to research linking TB vaccine to coronavirus, reports Simrin Sirur.

Fallacy of too much democracy: No economic freedoms can thrive without political freedoms

We hold China in awe because it has a per capita GDP five times that of India’s. But the history of economic and democratic growth coincides almost everywhere else, writes Shekhar Gupta, in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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