18-03-2017

1.Labour code to provide social security cover to all workers. Centre’s proposal will include self-employed, agricultural workers The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has proposed a labour code which will provide social security cover to the entire workforce in the country, including self-employed and agricultural workers. read more 2.A road map for health. The National 

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17-03-2017

1.Health spending to be 2.5% of GDP. Centre announces new policy with an ‘assurance’ of health care for all The Centre cleared the long-awaited National Health Policy 2017, which promises to increase public health spending to 2.5% of GDP in a time-bound manner and guarantees health care services to all Indian citizens, particularly the underprivileged, 

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16-03-2017

1. Crimes of apartheid. A new UN report should strengthen the global consensus against Israeli policy Apartheid is a powerful word, with evocations of the South African experience and with implications of crimes against humanity. read more 2. It’s complicated. Until Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan started a high-voltage campaign for next month’s referendum on 

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15-03-2017

1.On computing ability,rural India is lost in the woods. Just 8.8% of population can use PCs, smartphones: study The ability to use computers remains low in the country, in spite of campaigns for digitalisation, an analysis of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data reveals. read more 2.Reflections on the election of our time. The Uttar Pradesh 

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14-03-2017

1.For a bold foreign policy. National interest is not served by avoiding problems left over by a previous order The strategic choices before us today are similar to the ones U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are facing: in a fast-changing world, national interest is not served by avoiding problems left over 

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13-03-2017

1.India to lose presence on U.N. scientific panel. No candidate was fielded for elections to the Commission on Legal Continental Shelf Even as India strenuously lobbies for seats in global high tables such as the United Nations Security Council and the Nuclear Suppliers Group, read more 2.SC cracks down on judicial delays. In a slew 

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12-03-2017

1.The lowdown on the bill to regulate surrogacy. What is it aboutHow did it come aboutWhy does it matterWhat next The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill was introduced in Parliament in November 2016. With Karan Johar announcing recently that he has had twins through a surrogate mother, the spotlight is back on the Surrogacy Bill that is 

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11-03-2017

1.Post-truths in Tamil Nadu. These are by no means the best of times. Most nations across the globe are today facing problems of varying magnitude.  read more 2.Partial cover. The enhancement of paid maternity leave for women in the organised sector to 26 weeks from 12 is a progressive step, one that should lead to 

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10-03-2017

1.Paid maternity leave extended to 26 weeks. For the third child, the maternity leave entitlement will only be for 12 weeks. Calling it a ‘humble gift’ to women in India, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya welcomed the Parliament nod to the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016. read more 2.Stability in the time of change. In recent 

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09-03-2017

1.Fewer migratory water birds sighted at Ropar. ‘Due to threat and unavailability of food, the number of some species has dwindled’ Fewer winter migratory water birds from central and north Asia were sighted at the Ropar Wetland in Punjab this season, apparently because of increasing human interference. read more 2.The mystery of police reform. That 

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