03-October-2016

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1. India Ratifies Paris climate agreement.

India ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change by depositing the instrument of ratification with the United Nations on Sunday,  read more

2. Where passion extra-marital affairs extract a heavy price.

In February, the Visakhapatnam police were baffled while investigating the death of G. Lakshman (50), whose body was found on the railway tracks. Was it an accident or a suicide? . read more

3. Crop burning major cause of smog : Minister.

The Delhi government has written to Punjab and Rajasthan to not allow the practice of burning crops this year and look for other alternatives. Delhi has taken up the issue of crop burning due to its detrimental effects on air quality..  read more

4. This war cloud has a new shape.

Our Constitution shares something with Leo Tolstoy. ‘War and peace.’ Those three words, written exactly like the title of his classic novel, comprise Entry 15 in the Union List of our Constitution.  read more

5. OPEC's roll of the dice.

The agreement reached at the extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, in Algiers, to trim the cartel’s collective output by about 700,000 barrels a day,  read more

6. Breaking out of Election mode.

There is no greater need today than for the country to vigorously pursue and implement the idea of ‘one nation, one election’. With India on the cusp of achieving rapid economic growth,  read more

7. The street is no place for dogs.

Everyday, India wakes up to horrific stories of attacks on people by street dogs and equally horrific acts of cruelty towards dogs. There is extreme polarisation on this issue between the advocates of human rights versus animal rights.  read more

8. Prognosis is good for India's organ transplant programme.

India’s still nascent organ transplant programme is making progress, and it’s not just things like life-saving traffic green corridors that are smoothening out the wrinkles.  read more

9. N-Deal with Japan "ready" to be sealed

The India-Japan nuclear agreement, under discussion since 2008, is “ready to be signed” when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Japan later this year, say government sources. This indicated a breakthrough on several contentious issues including a controversial “nullification” clause.  read more

10. Colombia holds peace deal referendum.

Colombians voted in a referendum on Sunday on whether to ratify a historic peace accord to end a 52-year war between the state and the communist FARC rebels.  read more

11. NGO promoting clean energy bags UN climate solution awards.

An Indian NGO, Swayam Shikshan Prayog, has bagged a UN climate award for 2016. The NGO, which trains women to become clean energy entrepreneurs across Maharashtra and Bihar,  read more

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1. India keeps word, ratifies Paris climate change pact.

India formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate change by submitting its instrument of ratification to the United Nations in New York on Sunday , the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The country , however, ratified the deal with certain conditions keeping its national priorities in mind. read more

2. India is rising and has become a major power. vietnam fully supports India's act east policy.

While public attention has been focussed on the Pakistan border in recent weeks, India has also been making significant diplomatic moves in Southeast Asia. The South China Sea dispute between China and other regional countries featured high in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Vietnam in September 2016.  read more

3. Global risks, RBI's Decision on rate cut to steer market

The monetary policy committee (MPC), which will hold its first meeting this week, has all the headroom required to cut interest rates. But with a new governor and a completely fresh approach to policy-making, economists say that a rate cut is not certain.  read more

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