01-06-2017

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1.India is no longer the fastest-growing economy

India lost its fastest-growing major economy tag in the fourth quarter of 2016-17, with GDP growth coming in at 6.1% compared with China’s 6.9% in the same period.  read more


2.This time for Africa

India-Africa engagement is getting stronger with the active involvement of political and business leaders of both sides. read more

3.Cow slaughter and the Constitution

Over the last few days, the Central government’s new Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Market) Rules have run into strong headwinds.  read more


4.Preventive detention no quick fix

Preventive detention of a person by a State after branding him a ‘goonda’ merely because the normal legal process is ineffective and time-consuming in ‘curbing the evil he spreads’ is illegal, the Supreme Court has held..  read more


5.India,Spain call for ‘zero tolerance’ to terrorism.

India and Spain on Wednesday stressed that there should be “zero tolerance” to terrorism and called on the international community to end “selective or partial” approaches in combating the menace which posed the gravest threat to international peace and stability..  read more

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1. New rules don't prohibit cattle slaughter, says HC

The Kerala high court on Wednesday observed that the Union government’s newly-introduced rules did not prohibit slaughter of cattle or eating beef. The state government, meanwhile, decided to escalate its protest against the notification. read more

2. GDP growth slows to 6.1% in Jan-March

The Indian economy slowed sharply in the January-March quarter to 6.1%, down from 7% in the previous quarter, while the overall pace of growth in 2016-17 moderated to a three-year low of 7.1%, according to data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Wednesday.  read more

3. It's official: Bose died in 1945

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose died in an aircrash in 1945, the government said on Wednesday, putting to an end a controversy that refuses to be buried about the freedom fighter having survived the accident..  read more

4. New Lexicon Of Indian Cities

When the nagar panchayat of the sleepy town of Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan with a population of 1,18,473 woke up to the need to find out where it stands on revenue collection and resource management, the best way was to get its credit rating done read more

5. Modi In Germany

Marking growing warmth in bilateral ties, India and Germany have signed a slew of pacts covering cyber security , urban development, vocational education and infrastructure during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the European nation.  read more

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1.Centre’s rule doesnot ban cattle slaughter : HC

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday said there was absolutely no ban on slaughtering cattle. .  read more

2.Going beyond just muscle power

The recent worldwide cyberattack has yet again underlined two bitter truths.. read more


3.Its time to bet on this reform.

The moral quandary is as deep as the irony is thick. Should India legalise gambling? It’s a question that bobs into public consciousness once in a while, a bothersome irrelevancy, interrupting us at a time when our minds should be more fruitfully employed on weightier questions of geopolitics, social relations and economics. But there we are..read more

4.India,Spain sign 7 agreement; Modi woos Spanish firms to invest in India.

5.Demonetisation slows down GDP growth.

Belying expectations of uninterrupted economic growth, India’s GDP expanded only 7.1 per cent in the last financial year (FY17), compared with a robust 8 per cent growth in FY16, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Wednesday showed.read more

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