06-04-2017

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1.Rail regulator gets green light.

It will look into fares, private role

The Centre on Wednesday cleared the decks for setting up an independent rail regulator that will be responsible for recommending passenger fares, setting performance standards for rail operations and creating level playing policy for private sector participation.

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2.Depression among students a huge mental health issue.

Theme for World Health Day observed on April 7 is ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’

Recently, a 14-year-old student of a residential school dialled 104 Arogyavani, the State-run health helpline with a dedicated counselling centre for mental health, complaining that he could not remember what he studied.

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3.Bihar,Jharkhand children ‘undernourished’,says NGO.

Analysis of NFHS-4 data by CRY shows just over 7% get adequate diet

In Bihar and Jharkhand, nine out of every 10 children aged 6-23 do not get an adequate diet. The nutrition and health status of children in these two States

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4.A new Delhi chapter for Sheikh Hasina.

India’s interest in becoming an APEC member is likely to come up for discussion between MEA officials and their American counterparts during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to the U.S. this month.  read more

4.Don't make binding concession for APEC.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s forthcoming visit to India is being observed keenly here in Dhaka. There is little question that in the three years since Narendra Modi took charge as Indian Prime Minister,  read more

5.Never-ending tragedy.

The barbarism of Syria’s civil war was on display once again when at least 72 people were killed in a chemical attack in Idlib province. The heartbreaking images of dead and injured children and desperate parents from Idlib’s Khan Sheikhoun have understandably triggered global outrage and calls for international action. Syrians have suffered a lot over the past six years.  read more

6.Painting it all black.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his reply to the discussion on the Finance Bill, has pointed again to the small direct tax base. Detailed tax data for 2012-13 showed that the picture has changed little from the 1990s, when only 1% of Indians were in the direct tax net. read more

7.AIDS-free by 2030,India included.

India’s interest in becoming an APEC member is likely to come up for discussion between MEA officials and their American counterparts during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to the U.S. this month.  read more

8.BC Commission set to get constitutional status.

Union government introduces Bill in the Lok Sabha

The Union government on Wednesday introduced a new Bill in the Lok Sabha that seeks to accord constitutional status to the Backward Classes Commission, which now has only statutory powers.

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9.U.K,India unveil joint ‘green’ fund.

India and the U.K. on Tuesday announced a joint Green Growth Equity Fund in which they have committed to anchor invest up to £120 million each.  read more

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1. Centre moots strict norms to regulate NGOs

Draft guidelines outlining stringent regulations intended to enhance accountability of lakhs of NGOs and voluntary organisations (VOs) recieving nearly Rs 1,000 crore of government grants every year were submitted by the Centre to the Supreme Court on Wednesday .   read more

2. Russia backs Assad against global `gas attack' outcry

Russia defended its ally Damascus on Wednesday in the face of an international outcry over a suspected chemical attack killing scores of civilians, saying a Syrian air strike hit a “terrorist warehouse“.  read more

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1.Right to food is right to life,HC to Yogi govt.
2.Britain’s secret Brexit nuke.

May’s attempt to link trade and security sets a dangerous precedent for the world. Will she now offer N-protection to Saudi Arabia?

British Prime Minister Theresa  May has linked Britain’s  nuclear deterrent to Brexit negotiations. And in doing so she has pointed the way for India and other nuclear weapons states to use their irradiated umbrellas to secure their own lucrative trade deals.

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3.Sutlej-Yamuna Link: A canal that never was

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