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Editorial

Gravitas desk is a team of writers that creates reports for WION's prime time show which brings to you news and discussions on concurrent issues from India and across the globe.

Opinions/Stories

Chinese cyberwarfare? Beijing targeting critical Indian infrastructure and assets

A Chinese state-sponsored group Red Echo has been held responsible for the Mumbai power outage

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French Catholic clergy may have abused at least 10,000 people since 1950

The head of an independent enquiry investigating church child abuse in France said Tuesday that there might have been at least 10,000 victims since 1950

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Online threats by Myanmar's military shed light on impunity enjoyed by armed forces

Videos of soldiers dressed in military fatigues showing off their automatic weapons and bullets while issuing threats to protesters are going viral on TikTok

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To regain control, Turkish President pushes for reforms 

Municipal polls were held in Turkey and Erdogan's party suffered defeat in three very important cities, Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir

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Why China's makeover plans to go from 'photocopier' to 'creator' have gone astray

Chinese progress is not driven by ingenuity, for the country is sometimes called the "world's photocopier"

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What exactly is a patent? Read on to know

A patent is a sort of a grant that allows an inventor to maintain monopoly over an invention. In other words, it allows people to prevent others from copying, using, manufacturing or selling their…

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After Senate pushback, Biden withdraws Neera Tanden's nomination 

Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat said he wouldn't vote for her. This effectively killed Tanden's nomination. Instead of being voted down in the Senate, she pulled out of the race but Joe Biden…

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Is China really leading in the global war for patents?

This war will also decide future wars. It will dictate where countries buy their weapons from, and where they get their vaccine supplies.

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'Future is at stake': Israel's military faces battle over right to grow beard

Many orthodox Jewish men often go unshaven, a religious observance that the armed forces accommodate but Israel's secular youth is calling it 'discriminatory' and 'counterproductive'

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What caused global shortage of computer chips that power our planet?

Computer chips silently power an array of products - smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and even smart cars, but now the world is running short on them

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'Myanmar's junta using digital weapons’ arsenal against protesters'

According to this activist group, the Myanmar's military can hack passwords, clone phones, track signals, gather social media intelligence, analyse photographs, and process large amounts of data…

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Why are wealthy European countries wasting AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs?

Four out of five of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine doses that have been delivered to the EU countries are yet to be used.

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By improving ties with India and shunning China, is Sri Lanka on a course correction path?

In keeping with the discussions held at the previous National Security Advisor (NSA) meetings, Sri Lanka has established a trilateral secretariat on Maritime Security Cooperation with India and…

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Tom Cruise, Obama, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and more: Deepfake videos raise alarm

Deepfake is the new age photoshop that gives a person the power to make anyone do anything on camera

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China may deploy drones on border with India 

Hou serves with the PLA Tibet military command and believes China should deploy more advanced drones on the borders. So, on March 5, Hou plans to push a proposal before China's National People's…

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