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The Union Public Service Commission headquarters in New Delhi (representational image) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

How suspended IAS officers are quietly reinstated by state governments

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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IAF has speed & flexibility but few assets. Theatre commands could limit it

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Covid swab testing | Representational image | ANI

IIT-K team predicts likely scenarios for third Covid wave

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Aatish Taseer is an Indian-origin British American author | Twitter/@AatishTaseer

Why Aatish Taseer predicts ‘inevitability’ to confrontation between Bollywood & Modi

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi took charge last month | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

At-home vaccination to taxi ambulance — how this IAS officer in Chennai tackled 2nd Covid wave

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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Don’t like using condoms? This survey tells us why

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
A file photo of a deserted view of the Calangute Beach during a four-day lockdown in Goa. | Photo: ANI

10 Goa MLAs with tourism businesses in spotlight as state delayed lockdown despite Covid surge

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Black Fungus infected patients wait for surgery at a ward near the operation theatre at government ENT Hospital in Hyderabad, on 21 May 2021 | Representational Image | PTI

Doctors warn against using cow dung to ‘cure’ Covid, say could cause black fungus infection

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
A woman being vaccinated against Covid in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday | For representation only | ThePrint

Not yet got an open slot for Covid vaccination on CoWin? These websites, apps offer help

Struggling to find an open Covid vaccination slot on CoWin? Get help from these websites, apps As people struggle to find slots at Covid vaccination...
Representational image. | Photo: ANI

Big culprits causing spike in India’s new Covid wave — poll states, Holi

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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The Finance Ministry at North Block in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Apple plans satellite features for iPhone that allow emergency calls

Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017. However, the feature is unlikely to be ready before next year. an Francisco: Apple Inc.’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017, Bloomberg has reported. Speculation that the next iPhone will have satellite capabilities ramped up this week after TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the phone will probably work with spectrum owned by Globalstar Inc. That’s led to conjecture that the iPhone will become something akin to a satellite phone,...
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RBI to penalise banks if ATMs run out of cash from 1 October

The scheme has been formulated over concerns of inconvenience caused to the public and to ensure that sufficient cash is available through ATMs, RBI said in a circular.

Defence

‘Will pull India into a vortex’ — why Delhi is unlikely to heed ‘Afghan demand for air support’

While no active military aid is being discussed, ‘benign support’ like maintenance of equipment, training and spare parts has been under discussion between India and Afghanistan.

Caste, ethnicity, religion – United colours of Indian hockey prove the game thrives in inclusivity

It's impossible to field an Indian hockey team that doesn’t reflect the diversity, the united colours, better than any other. Shows that a sport, or a nation, will prosper with growing inclusivity.
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