04-02-2017

the hindu
1.Tarred by the oil spill.

The destruction caused to a significant part of the Chennai coastline from the oil spill that followed a collision between two ships is both tragic and ironic. A large quantity of oil was released into the sea, affecting marine life and livelihoods of coastal communities.  read more

2. ‘Simpler rules may help MSMEs become companies’.

A majority of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country are family owned businesses that are not limited liability companies and so would not be able to benefit from the Budget proposal to cut the corporate tax rate for MSMEs with turnover less than ₹50 crore, industry officials said. read more

3.Centre spurns Gujarat’s pleas to end duty on scrap-ship imports.

The Centre has rejected a demand from Gujarat, which leads in ship re-cycling, to give an impetus to the sector by abolishing the 2.5% Basic Customs Duty (BCD) levied on ships imported for scrap.  read more

4.Reformist Budget unveiled.

Budget 2017-18, coming at a time of global uncertainty, is a pragmatic, growth-oriented and smart policy statement, taking forward the reform agenda in a convincing and progressive manner. Its stand-out features are many and innovative.  read more

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1. Oil spills deal deadly blows to marine ecosystem.

Oil spills can deliver deadly blow for marine life in the state and the fishing community which depends on the resource for livelihood.   read more

2. Formulate rules to check leprosy, SC tells Centre

he Supreme Court asked the Union government on Friday to consult states and formulate an implementation framework within four weeks for the action plan to eradicate leprosy from the country.  read more

3.The Importance Of Political Symbolism.

Rose is a rose is a rose, said Gertrude Stein. The Election Commission, would, however, dismiss such a poetic conceit when it comes to allotting poll symbols to candidates on the grounds that too close a similarity in such graphics could confuse voters.  read more

4. A Cure For Cancer?

When it comes to cancer research and treatment we still consider the US numero uno. In January last year President Barack Obama had announced the establishment of a `Cancer Moonshot’ to accelerate cancer research.In 1971 we had another American president, Richard Nixon, declare a `war against cancer’:  read more

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1.How many slicks will it take to learn?

As an accident, the collision between two cargo ships just outside Kamarajar Port, Ennore, near Chennai, was a relatively minor one, almost inconsequential. As it began unfolding  slowly, however, this perception changed.  read more

2.Attorney General’s Office not under RTI purview: Delhi HC.

NEW DELHI: The office of the Attorney General of India (AGI) does not come under the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act as it is not a “public authority”, the Delhi High Court ruled today.  read more

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