05-October-2016

the hindu
1. New regime at RBI debuts with rate cut.

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided at its first policy review to reduce the benchmark repurchase rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 per cent. The Reserve Bank of India’s key policy interest rate has now been cut to its lowest level since 2011.  read more

2. Making cities disease free.

With even the national capital not spared, Indian cities are plagued by a plethora of communicable diseases of late: dengue, bird flu, typhoid, chikungunya and swine flu. This is not a new trend. read more

3. 3 UK born Scientists share physics Nobel.

The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2016 has been divided, one half awarded to David J. Thouless, the other half jointly to F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.”  read more

4. ’NPA situation to be dealt with firmness, pragmatism’

RBI Governor Urjit Patel had his first interaction with the media since his elevation at the post-policy briefing on Tuesday. Edited excepts:.  read more

5. Global growth to stay weak: IMF.

The International Monetary Fund maintained its forecast for weak global growth and warned that further stagnation will fuel more populist sentiment against trade and immigration that would stifle activity, productivity and innovation.  read more

6. SEBI to audit its own governance standards.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has decided to practice what it preaches in the area of corporate governance and board structure. read more

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1. RBI slashes rates;home and auto loans to get cheaper.
2. India’s solar capacity growth defies drop in power demand.

NEW DELHI: Solar powerinstallations in the country have reached 8,643MW, driven by four states crossing the 1gw solar installation mark on the back of the Modi government constantly pushing renewable energy as part of its climate management policy.  read more

3. ’Cash is expensive for both governments and individuals..India’s United Payment Interface is a game changer”

A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that crops such as wheat and maize are generating more potential toxins as a reaction to protect themselves from extreme weather.  read more

4. 3 who studied unusual states of matter win Nobel in Physics.

STOCKHOLM: Three UK-born scientists won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for revealing unusual states of .  read more

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1.Will Banks Cut rates?
2. Building BRICS of economic engagements.

As  a run up to next weekend’s (15-16 Oct) BRICS political summit in Goa, different cities across india including Bengaluru, read more

3. The Numbers behind Nobel categories.

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