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1.Five Arab powers sever ties with Qatar.

The Arab world’s strongest powers cut ties with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for Islamists and Iran, reopening a festering wound two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand for Muslim states to fight terrorism.  read more

2.India successfully fires heaviest launch vehicle

India on Monday leapfrogged into a select group of nations having their own indigenous cryogenic engine technology, when the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its heaviest launch vehicle, GSLV MkIII-D1, and placed the country’s heaviest satellite till date, GSAT-19, into a precise orbit.read more

3.Biodiversity riches grow by 499 species

On World Environment Day, India has 499 reasons to cheer: 313 species of animal and 186 of plants have been discovered from various areas of the country last year..  read more

4.Diplomatic mayhem.

The dramatic decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen to suspend diplomatic ties with Qatar could have far-reaching economic and geopolitical consequences.  read more

5.The case for a rate cut.

Did demonetisation impact the economy badly? Observers have been awaiting the growth figures for the full year, 2016-17, for a clear answer to the question..  read more

6.Finessing data collection.

The government has recently set up a task force headed by the Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog to recommend a methodology to generate timely and reliable employment data. read more

7.Taming the inflation monster.

Inflation affects everyone. As prices rise, an individual’s ability to afford goods diminishes unless his income increases proportionately. Yet, it has become so common to see prices rise over time that inflation is consider normal, and even harmless. read more

8.A passage through Europe.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Europe last week to galvanise India’s ties with key European powers as well as to keep the momentum of his past visit to Europe going. read more

1. India's heavylift rocket launches GSAT-19

India on Monday scripted history as it successfully launched its most powerful and heaviest geostationary rocket carrying advanced communication satellite GSAT-19 from the spaceport here. read more

2.Transform Higher Education

Since the time the Modi led NDA government assumed office, it has made education one of the central concerns for building a “new India“.  read more

1.Slaughter ban started at the court.

Despite all his efforts to keep the focus on development, detractors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi have used every opportunity over the last three years to shift the discourse onto issues triggered by the antics of fringe elements in the Sangh Parivar or to distort the routine governmental activity flowing out of court orders and see phantoms where none exist.  read more

2.Seven Arab nations gang up against Qatar

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