10-05-2017

the hindu
1.Duplication isn’t synergy.

SPARK (Sustainable Progress through Application of Research and Knowledge) is a proposed initiative to synergise science activity in India.  read more

2.Chasing peace.

The so-called de-escalation agreement reached among Russia, Turkey and Iran last week in Astana is the latest in a series of attempts to bring the six-year-old Syrian civil war to an end. read more

3.Pacifism and realpolitik.

The present geopolitical situation in East Asia may have looked conducive, even compelling, for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to set a 2020 target to rewrite the country’s controversial post-war pacifist Constitution.  read more

4.India’s Security Council seat bid gets Dutch help.

The Netherlands has extended support to India’s membership bids for the United Nations Security Council and a host of export control regimes.  read more

5.NPA ordinance may have limited impact.

The effect of the ordinance empowering the Reserve Bank of India to deal more effectively with non-performing assets will be limited as operational problems of the stressed sectors remain, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report.  read more

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1. India to replace Maitri station in Antarctica, expand research activity

India has decided to replace the Maitri research station in Antarctica with a new one in the next three to four years., read more

2. Aadhaar And Data Security

Once again Aadhaar, India’s biometric identification system that is the largest such project in the world, is in the eye of a storm after being made mandatory for tax returns.  read more

3. Forget India

A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that crops such as wheat and maize are generating more potential toxins as a reaction to protect themselves from extreme weather.  read more

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1.Who will judge the judges?

The Republic of India has a federal government, comprising of the executive, legislative and judicial branches.  read more

2.Ministry of urban development to soon measure liveability index of cities.

With a view to promote healthy competition among cities to improve the standard of governance and infrastructure, ministry of Urban Development will soon launch measuring of Liveability Index of cities. read more

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