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1. Vulnerable tribes: lost in a classification trap.

A recent Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) publication has brought to the fore startling revelations about the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in the country inc- luding the fact that no base line surveys have been conducted among more than half of such groups.  read more

2. Delhi, Dhaka agree on 22 deals.

Stepping up cooperation in the fields of connectivity, energy and defence, India extended lines of credit worth $5 billion to Bangladesh after a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, as the two countries exchanged 22 agreements here on Saturday.  read more

3. Labour participation rate of women in India visibly low,says World Bank study.

Despite high growth rate during the economic reform period, five economists of the World Bank have found that women’s ability to access job opportunities in the new economy has been “precarious.”  read more

4. Is India getting hotter?

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) says the country is on an average 0.6 degree Celsius hotter than a century ago. 2016 was the warmest year since 1901.  read more

5. The lowdown on sharing of teesta waters.

Sharing the waters of the Teesta river, which originates in the Himalayas and flows through Sikkim and West Bengal to merge with the Brahmaputra in Assam and (Jamuna in Bangladesh),  read more

1. Modi promises Hasina, ally against terror, Teesta pact

Sheikh Hasina, India’s staunch ally against terrorism, will not return empty-handed on her demand for a Teesta solution -Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday promised an early solution to this vexed problem. “ I firmly believe that it is only my government and Excellency Sheikh Hasina, your government, that can and will find an early solution to Teesta water sharing“.   read more

2. OBC bill will not dilute states' powers, assures minister

An interesting discussion is on the cards in Lok Sabha on Monday with the government asserting that constitutional status to the national commission for backward classes (NCBC) will not curb the power of the states to expand the OBC list and opposition leaders disputing this formulation.  read more

3.Loan waiver: Why shift to populism, Congress style?

Modi the economic developer has been upended by Modi the populist. The farm loan waiver and other measures announced in Uttar Pradesh last week amounted to an emphatic change in BJP . read more

1.Farm loan waivers: Sop politics and band aid economics.

The Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath has initiated the process to write off farm loans of up to Rs 1 lakh taken by small farmers who had borrowed from cooperative banks and from public sector banks. The beneficiaries: 21 million farmers. The bill: Rs 36,359 crore.  read more

2.India,Bangladesh ink 22 pacts,but not on Teesta.

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