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1.New GST rate of 3% for gold,diamonds.

The Goods and Services Tax Council on Saturday finalised the rates on all the remaining products, including gold, footwear, textiles, agricultural implements, biscuits, and beedis.  read more

2.India,France to join hands on Paris pact.

India and France on Saturday vowed to work together for the implementation of the landmark Paris climate agreement and fight the challenge posed by terrorism, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron here.. read more

3.The lowdown on the Zika virus.

Zika is an arbovirus infection which occurs through the bite of several different species of Aedes mosquitoes, including the Aedes aegypti which is active during the day.  read more

4.Cryptocurrency: An idea whose time has come.

A spectre is haunting global capitalism: the spectre of cryptocurrencies. Three distinct forces of our modern age have come together to breathe life into this strange and wondrous monetary artifice.  read more

5.Tribal communities in Odisha are speaking up to save their dialect.

In dozens of nondescript tribal villages in Odisha’s Rayagada district, every time a woman of the Saura tribe cooks rice for the family, she puts aside a handful of raw rice, which is collected for a community fund from which ‘special’ teachers draw their paltry remuneration.  read more

1.Forget GDP, worry about the financial state of our states

For a government so focused on triumphal messaging and with the `3 saal bemisal’ celebrations reaching a crescendo, new economic numbers released this week make for sobering reading, read more

1.India,France to fight terrorism,climate change

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2.Of tearful Peacoks,Trumpism and Celibacy of Reason.

It has been an eventful week even by the normal mid-summer silly season standards.  read more

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