09-September-2016

the hindu
1.One nation exporting terror: PM

Stepping up his attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said there was “one country in our neighbourhood”  read more

2.GSLV puts satellite in precise orbit

A last-minute delay due to an anomaly in the indigenous cryogenic upper stage of the GSLV-F05 gave some anxious moments to ISRO officials,read more

3.Sikkim sparkles in NSSO sanitation survey

Sikkim has been adjudged the cleanest State while Jharkhand comes last in the list on the condition of sanitation in rural areas of 26 states.  read more

4.Retaining MGNREGA’s core

There is a pithy saying in Hindi that the elephant has two sets of teeth, one for show and the other to eat.  read more

5.Taking the Paris process forward

The ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change by the United States and China,  read more

6.Coming closer together for trade

The recently concluded SAARC Finance Ministers’ conference in Islamabad was in the news in India,  read more

7.NCRB data: handle with care

The National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) annual round-up of crime statistics has in recent years been the subject of extensive media coverage. read more

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1.How war on malaria, dengue and chikungunya was lost

Even as neighbour Sri Lanka became malaria free recently, India is in the midst of a raging storm of three mosquito borne diseases ­ malaria, read more

2.Modi calls for action on terror ‘instigator’

Three days after he had singled out Pakistan at the G 20 meeting for spreading terror across the world,  read more

3.India’s space mission gets a fresh boost

India successfully launched its INSAT-3DR advanced weather satellite in copy-book style on Thursday evening using its heavy geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-F05) rocket.  read more

4.A new particle that can unlock secrets of dark matter found

Scientists, including those from India, have predicted the existence of a new fundamental particle -Madala boson -which may help solve the mystery of the elusive dark matter in the universe.  read more

5.Abuse of Monopoly

Indian Railways is a mess. This has been acknowledged by successive governments and experts have suggested a number of sensible ways to improve the situation. read more

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1.’Collegium system puts quality of justice at risk’

In a stinging attack on collegiums system of appointment and transfer of judges, a former judge of the Supreme Court has described it as having  read more

2.Concerned over rise in accidents, Centre cracks down on authorised ad hoardings along NHs.

Concerned over the rise in accidents on National Highways (NHs),the Transport Ministery has issued a directive to its staff to ensure that there are no advertisement hoardings on the highways as they caused distraction. read more

3.Railways must withdraw surge pricing

The Indian Railways plan to introduce surge pricing in unacceptable, to say the least.read more

4.What makes development anti-people?

The landmark judgement of the Supreme Court terming the acquisition of agriculture land in Singur ‘grossly perverse and illegal and void ab initio in law’  has larger implications in a developing economy like ours. read more

5.An uncalled for reply

The other day — 7th of this month — noted jurist and senior advocate Sri Fali S Nariman proffered a piece of advice, which he called an unsolicited suggestion, read more

6.Real estate investment norms to be eased: Sebi

In an attempt to boost the capital markets, regulatory body Sebi is likely to ease out regulations for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) this month.read more

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