10-June-2016

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1.1.46 lakh lives lost on Indian roads last year.

An official report, released by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday, said 1.46 lakh people were killed in road accidents in India in 2015 — an increase of five per cent from 2014 read more

2.Mexico,Italy back India's NSG bid.

As the extraordinary two-day plenary of the Nuclear Suppliers Group began in Vienna on Thursday to discuss membership applications, India’s chances received a boost from Mexico, considered a “non-proliferation hardliner” thus far read more

3.Contours of a natural alliance.

Despite the argumentative chaos of Indian democratic life, where his proponents and opponents continue to slug it out, Narendra Modi is widely seen abroad as a leader who signifies  read more

4.Preparing cities for high water.

If governments paid serious attention to the economic geography of India’s cities, they would be doing a lot more to prepare for annual weather events like the monsoon read more

5.Pushed into hysterectomies.

It was about 11 years ago when a Hyderabad-based NGO stumbled upon what it thought then was a strange medical practice  read more

6.Brexiteers, Lexiteers, and others.

In less than two weeks the British electorate will be polled on a simple question that will have national consequences read more

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1.Changes in film certificate norms soon: Jaitley.

NEW DELHI: Information and broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said film certification norms will have to be liberal and “some very radical changes” will be announced over the next few days. The film ‘Udta Punjab’ was handed down 89 cuts by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and its makers have appealed in the Film Certificate Appelate read more

2.Brexit Breakdown.

In less than a fortnight, UK will embark upon a referendum which will determine its future course, even future existence as a nation. The 23 June referendum seeks to ascertain popular opinion on UK’s read more

3.New elements on periodic table get names.

Time to rewrite the science textbooks: The periodic table has new names for four elements. read more

4.Govt mulls up to 49% pharma FDI without prior approval.

The government has kicked off consultations for a fresh round of liberalization of foreign direct investment (FDI) rules, with the finance ministry suggesting that up to 49% overseas flows be allowed in existing pharmaceutical companies via the automatic route read more

5.African currency crisis hits Indian exports,govt backs new payment mode.

The fall in global commodity prices, especially oil, has hit India’s exports to Africa as a currency crisis has shut out some of the market for products such as automobiles and auto components. It has also put exporters in a tight spot with some of them complaining of delayed payments read more

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1.India up against the great wall of china.

There are allies, temporary bedfellows and all-weather friends. They serve different requirements in the life of a country, though the last named would normally be read more

2.Repose faith in Central Bank.

The Reserve Bank of India has wisely stuck to an ‘accommodative’ policy, which leaves room for future changes. This is important at several levels. It sends out the message that the central banker and the political dispensation are not on a read more

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