06-July-2016

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1.Freshwater biodiversity under threat.
More than half of the endemic freshwater biodiversity in the Kerala region of the Western Ghats could be inching towards extinction in habitats outside protected areas, a recent study by an expert group has revealed.read more
2.An utterly ice-creamly nutritious treat.

Fancy a new ‘special’ ice cream which promises to be extra nutritious? One rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E?read more

3.H.C. guidelines to deal with freedom of expression issues.

The Madras High Court has said it is the State’s responsibility to maintain law and order, and that it should not permit any compulsion on artists concerned to withdraw from their stand. read more

4.The stifling steel frame.

Even as the 25th anniversary of the economic reforms is being observed, two unrelated developments at the Centre and the States, read more

5.A new tryst with Africa.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s four-nation tour of Africa from July 7-11 is a historic visit that adds new dimensions to his motto of India as a “leading power” in the world. It provides high-level gravitas to crucial bilateral relationships with long-term consequences for India’s strategic, economic and soft power ambitions.read more

6.Are big cars cleaner? Not yet in India.

Do big cars really cause less pollution than small ones, as Attorney GeneralMukul Rohatgi has claimed in the Supreme Court? Fact is there is no way to ascertain that, simply because car manufacturers do not share the emissions profile of their vehicles read more

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1.India is alert to global fin threats:FSDC

New Delhi, Jul 5 () India will not let guards down on preparedness to deal with external sector vulnerabilities including those arising from Brexit, Finance MinisterArun Jaitley and financial sector regulators including RBI Governor Raghuram Rajanreaffirmed today. read more

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1.Govt moots Aadhaar-linked e-health register.

Govt service mandatory for PG doctors  read more

2.Maximum Democracy and Governance

A popular movement against corruption that swelled in 2013, and the perception that governance had become paralysed, enabled Mr Narendra Modi to lead the BJP to a spectacular victory in the 2014 national elections. He promised Minimum Government and Maximum Governance read more

3.Amid all actions,poor man’s protein still missing from fields and plates.

NEW DELHI: The sky rocketing prices of pulses has been a constant source of discomfort to the Centre for a long time. read more

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