06-03-2017

the hindu
1.No time for complacency.

The Indian economy continues to outperform the prognosis of its critics. This is clearly true of the GDP growth estimates in the third quarter; quite at variance with what the critics of the demonetisation exercise had assumed.  read more

2.Saving the Ghats.

The hesitation shown by the Central government in deciding upon full legal protection for one of its most prized natural assets, the Western Ghats in their totality, is a major disappointment. read more

3.Elusive reconciliation.

A united Nations report released last week on the progress of reconciliation efforts by the Sri Lankan government should be a wake-up call for President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe  read more

4.Understandig India, the outlier.

A quick guide to national and State elections

With 29 States and two Union Territories having legislative assemblies, and a growing trend indicating that the State has become the most crucial terrain for political contests in India, elections are more than just a five-yearly affair.

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1. Modi In Israel?
A visit by the PM will be an appropriate way to mark 25 years of formal ties
Towards the middle of this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to embark on an official visit to Israel. It will be the first visit by an Indian PM since the countries normalised relations in 1992. In the context of India’s growing ties with Israel, this will be an important moment and should serve as an occasion to expand bilateral engagement.

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1.Foreign fund flow to service sector up 77.6%.

NEW DELHI: Foreign direct investment (FDI) to India’s services sector shot up 77.6 per cent to $7.55 billion during the first nine months of FY17 on the back of government steps to improve ease of doing business. The services sector had received FDI worth $4.25 billion during the April-December period of 2015-16.  read more

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