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1.Cashless economy is a boon.

Cashless economy is a boon, Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has said.  read more

2.Demonetisation will make corruption difficult.

French economist and Nobel laureate Jean Tirole said here on Thursday that it was not possible to “catch corrupt money” with demonetisation. Mr. Tirole, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, was in the city to deliver the Dipak Banerjee lecture at Presidency University. read more

3.Brief economic slowdown likely: Pranab.

Prime Minister’s recent package will give the poor some relief, says Pranab Mukherjee.

President Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday that the demonetisation aimed at fighting corruption may lead to a brief economic slowdown.

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4.Reading between the lines.

The Supreme Court verdict on electoral malpractice ensures that future legal challenges to election victories based on identity politics will walk the fine line of text, context and subtext

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5.Teaching peace to humanity.

Why education is more than a way of being — it is an art of becoming

What is the priority of pedagogy for peace in the 21st century? Do we teach cultures and philosophies of peace at schools and universities around the world only to start new wars and conflicts? Is education for peace still a top priority in universities and colleges? And finally, does education help us to live a peaceful life and to bring peace around the world? These questions need to be in our awareness on a daily basis. Only then can we treat people, nature and most life itself in a more empathic manner.

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6.Keeping the streets safe.

The criticism levelled against the Bengaluru police is instructive for law enforcement nationwide

In a seminal paper, ‘Complexities of 21st Century Policing’, published last year, Professor David Bayley of the State University of New York, Albany was categorical that the traditional notion of police professionalism was dead, and that the plea for ‘policing with consent’ must be rethought. In the paper,

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7.India should have more embassies: Diplomat.

Despite its ambitious global plans, the Indian government has failed to set up diplomatic missions in a large number of small countries and island nations.  read more

8.Centre lifts ‘green tape’ threat on new mines.

With more than 300 proposed mines facing the prospect of becoming non-starters due to their inability to secure environmental clearances before a January 11, 2017, deadline to register mining leases, the Centre has stepped in to give a fresh lease of life for such mines by allowing States to grant such leases irrespective of the status of the environmental clearance. read more

1.`Economy may grow at 7% in H1 of 2017-18'.

India expects growth of around 7% in the first half of the next fiscal year, two officials said, painting a rosier picture for the economy than many economists after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s shock move to abolish large banknotes. Nearly 90% of transactions used to be in cash in India, which was gripped by a severe shortage of currency after Modi’s November 8 decision to take Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, worth about $7.5 and $15, out of circulation overnight.   read more

2.Manipur Challenge

With the Election Commission announcing the dates for assembly elections in five states, the focus now shifts to the challenges of actually conducting the polls. And one poll-bound state that might prove tricky is Manipur. The latter has been experiencing a punishing economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) since the beginning of November. This in turn sparked off counter-blockades by Meitei groups. All of this has meant increasing hardship for the ordinary people as supply of essentials has been severely curtailed.  read more

3.SC to study call for barring of netas facing trial from polls

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

1.Larger SC bench soon to decide on tainted NETAS.

NEW DELHI : Just a month before the Assembly elections in five states, the Supreme Court on Thursday said a new Constitution Bench would be set up at the earliest to decide issues on whether people facing trial in serious crime cases can be allowed to contest and at which stage of trial, a lawmaker would stand to be disqualified. read more

2.Secularism can’t remain a mere word.

India has a carnivalesque quality about it. From birth to death and everything in between, all events are touched by a sense of festival, of ritual and ceremony, lending to all things a sense of religious solemnity and popular theatre at the same time. Our elections too are not immune to this carnivalesque state of our being.  read more

3.India broke the UN limits on N-arms with Agni V : China.

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4.End with a Bang.

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