03-02-2017

the hindu
1. A season to repair relations.

It’s time for a comprehensive, open dialogue between India and China to promote communication and connectivity in diverse spheres and preserve the peace on our shared borders

The Chinese Ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, recently put forward some suggestions for improvement of bilateral ties between China and India.

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2. H-1B visa in the spotlight.

There are disconcerting signals from the Trump White House and Capitol Hill of likely changes to the H-1B non-immigrant visa programme in the U.S. for skilled workers in tech jobs. Indian IT firms have been among the top recipients of the 65,000 such visas made available annually via a lottery system, read more

3. First among allies?

The pressing urgency of post-Brexit trade agreements is forcing the British government into a closer embrace of the Trump administration despite protests

The visits of U.S. presidents to Britain have often been accompanied by public protest. In 1982, when Ronald Reagan visited, tens of thousands of people gathered to protest against his nuclear policy.

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4. Looking back to look forward.

January 30 should also be a day to reflect on the spirit of the freedom movement

January 30, Martyrs’ Day, is gradually losing significance just like some of the other days related to our freedom struggle.

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tio
1. Collegium finalises 5 names for appointment as SC judges.

Ending a ninemonth drought in appointment of judges to the highest court, the collegium headed by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar recommended names of four high court chief justices and a HC judge to the Centre for appointment to the Supreme Court.v read more

2. Mine the Data.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley feels we are largely a “tax non compliant society“. To correct it, he proposed a simple one page form to file some individual tax returns and a reduction in the rate of the lowest taxable income slab.  read more

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