Gravitas desk

Gravitas desk

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

Global debt rises as financial crisis looms; China under threat

China has more than $5 trillion in national debt which is more than 50 per cent of its GDP.

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After suspending solar power project, Chinese ambassador goes on charm offensive in Jaffna

The Chinese ambassador Qi Zhenhong toured Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka as he visited a library and met some fishermen. He even went bare-chested for a temple run.

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Indian school board under fire for misogynistic test paper

Indian textbooks have consistently stereotyped women. They are constantly shown as caregivers or homemakers while men are depicted as soldiers and police officers.

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How Iran developed its nuclear programme with American help

In the early 2000s, American intelligence believed that Iran was aggressively pursuing nuclear bombs.

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China's meltdown over WION's Taiwan report

In an attempt to intimidate the media, the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on Sunday expressed firm opposition to WION's report that featured Taiwanese representative to India.

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Tesla employee sues company over sexual harassment at Fremont factory

Barazza claimed that Musk does not set a good example for his employees through his sexually suggestive tweets.

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UK is paying $800,000 to hide Mountbatten diaries, but why?

The UK government is trying to bury these papers and paying that much amount in a court battle against British author Andrew Lownie, out of fear it could damage the reputation of the British royal…

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Pak hit with high inflation as PM Imran Khan grapples with military, TLP

Consumers in Pakistan have been struggling to make ends meet with prices of essential commodities shooting through the roof

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China removes domes, minarets from mosques, pushes 'sinicisation'

The Weizhou grand mosque in Ningxia has been completely "sinicised".

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Eating too many biscuits may cause cancer, study finds

In 2017, India's consumer education and research centre had found cream biscuits manufactured in the country mostly exceeded the prescribed sugar and fat content.

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Chinese companies default amid rising debt bubble

In the first half of 2021, China's corporate defaults hit $18 billion which is a record high.

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DCGI seeks 'technical opinion' to approve Covaxin for kids

In the United States, adolescents and children now account for more than one-fifth of the new virus cases. In the United Kingdom, 1 in 14 students in secondary schools have caught the virus.

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How India's space journey transformed the country

India has so far launched 342 foreign satellites belonging to 34 countries. The country has also conducted 112 space missions, 82 launch missions and two re-entry missions.

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Countries suffer oxygen shortage amid COVID-19 crisis

In Sri Lanka, the demand for oxygen has risen seven times. In Pakistan, oxygen vendors have doubled their prices over the last month

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As post-Covid world reopens, is anyone listening to students?

Schools have reopened in countries the virus has been kind to, or where governments had the money to procure or hoard vaccines

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