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Green hydrogen — why cheaper production of this alternative fuel is high on govt agenda

Unlike petrol or diesel, hydrogen releases no carbon emissions upon combustion. Hydrogen produced through the electrolysis of water is called green hydrogen.

Are there no checks? How offensive Layer’r SHOT body spray ads reached your TV

Two advertisements released by Layer'r SHOT for their body spray have been accused of distasteful innuendo. They have been pulled down from all platforms.

What is Norovirus? ‘Infectious but easy-to-treat’ stomach bug that’s infected 2 in Kerala

The central government has asked Kerala to submit a report on its two confirmed cases of norovirus. Kerala recorded its first outbreak of norovirus in June 2021. 

Judge, jury and social media trial — Why Johnny Depp lost libel suit in UK but won in US 

Johnny Depp-Amber Heard drama kept US on edge for weeks. ThePrint explains defamation laws in the UK and US and how social media swung the verdict in favour of the ‘Pirates’ star.

What is causing US’ baby formula shortage & how Biden has invoked wartime Act to tackle crisis

America has been grappling with baby formula shortage for the last three months. ThePrint explains how the Biden administration has treated this crisis as a wartime event.

Rape not ‘ravishment’ — why courts should stop use of this archaic & patriarchal word

Judges across India often use 'ravished' or 'ravishment' as synonym for rape in judgments, despite its 'romantic connotations'. Word also used by a judge while discussing marital rape last month.

‘Pirates’ robbing entertainment giants back in focus as Disney Star files FIR on leaked shows

Disney Star FIR, filed in Bengaluru last week, accuses 4 platforms — Tamilrockers, TamilMV, TamilBlasters & PikaShow — of illegally releasing its content.

Order VII, Rule 11 — Code of civil procedure that will decide if Gyanvapi plea even stands  

A Varanasi court is hearing an application against a 2021 suit seeking right to worship ‘Hindu deities’ in mosque complex. A look at the law under which the suit has been challenged.

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

Why Supreme Court allowed OBC quota in local body polls for MP, but not Maharashtra

Court had earlier directed MP and Maharashtra to complete ‘triple-test’ procedure to enable OBC reservations in local polls. This Wednesday it gave the green signal to MP alone.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.