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Russia says some troops pulling back from areas near Ukraine

But military exercises to continue; Putin says ‘ready to work further’ with the West

Anti-lynching Bills passed by four States hanging fire
Lynching not defined as a crime under IPC, Centre has said

Exports rise 25% to $34.5 bn in Jan.
Gold imports fall sharply to just $2.4 billion; trade deficit reaches $17.4 billion

India slams ‘communal mindset’ of OIC over remarks on hijab row
Islamic organisation asked UN to take ‘necessary measures’

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Phensedyl smuggling a challenge for BSF

A bottle costs about Rs. 200 in India and fetches a lot more in Bangladesh

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Gaming and banning

Online gaming might be addictive, but a ban will militate against individual freedom

The pathology of school closure in India
Scientific evidence supports a complete reopening; analysing the root causes will guide future policy interventions

Mid-air
With the suspension of the Table Tennis Federation, Indian players are left in limbo

Setting right the focal point of J&K tribal politics

It must include economic and social empowerment, implementation of the Forest Rights Act and women’s participation

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The importance of caste data

Data will help us determine who needs and does not need affirmative action and the effectiveness of such a measure

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Delhi HC upholds suspension of FCRA nod for rights body

Home Ministry alleged violations of the Act by CHRI

India may come under pressure on Russia
After Quad meeting last week, the Munich Conference is likely to be dominated by Ukraine situation

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India to make digital maps of all villages

Updated guidelines to make it easier for surveys to be undertaken using drones, says Minister

Saudi Commander briefed on India’s defence capabilities
Systems developed indigenously were showcased

NCB seeks ideas to stop drug deals on darknet
Prizes offered for best solutions

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Canada invokes emergency powers to quell protests

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‘IT sector to add 4.5 lakh jobs, see revenue growth of 15.5%’

Exports to largely drive FY22 revenue of $227 bn: Nasscom

Text & Context
Exploiting the Chinese exit

In the absence of Chinese tech, the primary Indian IT objective must shift to providing for Indians
 
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