Highlights of India Today Hindi 8th September 2021, issue:
Cover Story: Afghanistan
Taliban Se Bharat Ko kaise Nibatna chahiye
The return of the radical Islamists plunges Afghanistan into uncertainty. India must engage rather than boycott the new Taliban regime.
Upfront: Covid Vaccine for Children
Avayaskon Ki Vaccine
India approved its sixth vaccine for emergency use against Covid-19. The three-dose DNA vaccine ZyCoV-D, from Zydus Cadila, developed with the Department of Biotechnology, will be the first approved for the 12-18 age group in the country and the first DNA vaccine against Covid in the world. It is the country’s second home grown jab and its first step towards under age vaccination.
Online Retail Ki Rajniti
New e-commerce norms proposed by the Centre in June have created quite a flutter in India Inc. Industry leaders are split down the middle in their reactions, to the point that commerce and industry Minister Piyush Goyal chose to publicly reprimand some who opposed the new rules. While Reliance Industries has reportedly endorsed the guidelines preventing e-tailors from doing business with associated enterprises on their platforms, the Tata Group and Amazon have expressed their reservations.
Lalu Yadav Ke Kunbe Me Kalah?
Everything is not well in RJD. Lalu Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap is demanding more power and position in the party. Lalu Yadav’s tenure as the national president of the party comes to an end in November. Though the RJD Supremo may retain the post, given his falling health, he could well nominate younger son Tejashwi Yadav as the working president. This will formalise the prominent place many believe Tejashwi already enjoys— both as the leader of the RJD legislative party and as the party boss.
Upfront: Chhattisgarh BJP
Antarkalah Ka Mandrata Saya
BJP unit of Chhattisgarh is doing groupism within party. One faction trying to convince top leaders that party needs fresh face for next assembly election. Ex. CM Raman Singh thinks he is natural contender of CM face but some leaders saying party will fight election without CM face.
Bazi, Bisaat Aur Bebasi
Amid slowdown Indian companies raised money through IPO but government was never prepared for any IPO. Government’s plan of renting out and leasing out its property are also stuck in slow process.
Special Report: Opposition Alliance
Virodh me to saath magar sandeh bhi
Opposition parties make moves to get together to take on the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha election, but any success will depend on the congress.
Special Report: Samajwadi Party
Chehra Badalne Ki Sadhi Chaal
Samajwadi Party National President Akhilesh Yadav carefully running his campaign for next state assembly election. In an open letter, he called upon the country’s citizens to work towards creating a ‘new tomorrow’. He coined a slogan ‘Baais mein bicycle (Vote for bicycle in 2022),’
Special Report: Banking
Divaliya Pahal se Diwala
Despite the hope vested in the IBC, recoveries and resolution timelines remain far short of expectations.
Society & Trends: Pandemic Family
Laut Raha Parivar Ka Yug
Families that fought Covid together stayed together, as familial bonds grew stronger.