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Friday January 1st, 2021 evening edition

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More significantly, the government has also proposed to buy bulk subscriptions of all the important scientific journals across the world, and provide everyone in India free access to them.

The ‘One Nation, One Subscription’ policy for scientific journals is a radical move that could prove to be a game changer for the scientific community and individual researchers.

There are more than 3,000 to 4,000 high-impact scientific journals, and sources say the government might have to spend a few hundred crore rupees every year to get their bulk subscriptions.

But its impact on the scientific research community could be huge, given that access to these journals are highly priced and even big institutions are selective in buying subscriptions.

Even in cases where it cannot be released to the general public, genuine researchers would be given access to it, the policy has proposed.

The policy also talks about promoting the goal of “Atmanirbhar Bharat” in the field of science and technology.

“Greater emphasis will be given on promoting traditional knowledge systems, developing indigenous technologies and encouraging grassroots innovations,” it says. »

Trump hotel in DC massively hikes prices for Biden inauguration dates

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Trump International Hotel in Washington DC has hiked its prices to over three times their usual rate ahead of president-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

The hotel recently unblocked the dates after months of keeping 16-20 January 2021 unavailable to bookings, presumably in anticipation of Mr Trump’s inauguration.

Trump International is not the only hotel in Washington to raise prices in hopes of heightened demand around the inauguration. »

Today You Care, Tomorrow You Don’t: Differential Roles of Responsiveness Variability and Average Responsiveness in Romantic Attachment

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Our findings provided the first empirical evidence that responsiveness variability uniquely predicted increases in partner-specific attachment anxiety, whereas average responsiveness uniquely predicted decreases in partner-specific attachment avoidance.

We argue that gaining a deeper understanding of romantic attachment requires distinguishing between average responsiveness (On average, how responsive is my partner?)

If responsiveness variability is uniquely linked with attachment anxiety, what predicts avoidant romantic attachment? »

Trickle-down economics is dead. It’s time to tax the rich harder

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The paper found that cutting the top rates of tax filled the pockets of higher earners and increased inequality.

But it is a mantra on the right and remains a cornerstone of the argument for tax cuts.

One that made him particularly proud was the economic boom that was kicked off by the biggest tax cuts for the rich since Ronald Reagan’s time in the Oval Office. »

Dog days of Florida come to an end, with total demise of U.S. greyhound racing within sight

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The dog racing "mecca" of Florida ran its final greyhound contests Thursday night as the gambling mainstay strides closer to its potential demise across America.

When Amendment 13 passed in 2018, Florida had 11 of America's 17 dog tracks, which were spread out across six states.

Jim Gartland, executive director of the dog racing industry’s umbrella group, the National Greyhound Association, admitted he sees a day when greyhounds will no longer run in America. »