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1.SC orders audit of 30 lakh NGOs.

sks govt. to book those that fudged accounts, swindled money

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the government to audit nearly 30 lakh NGOs which received public funds but consistently failed to explain how they spent the money.

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2.Cash for land is just not done: SC

pex court agrees to hear plight of farmers displaced by the Sardar Sarovar Project

Agreeing to hear the plight of the landless victims of the Sardar Sarovar Project in detail, the Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that giving cash instead of land to farmers who lost their fertile lands to the mega dam project is “tentatively” not acceptable.

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3.Taking ‘Cold Start’ out of the freezer?

General Bipin Rawat’s reference to Cold Start raises vital questions about what he means by the phrase and whether he was authorised to speak on the matter by the government

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4.Mind the gender gap.

During the 2014 national and State elections, for the first time women’s safety and empowerment were topics of debate, marking a significant shift in how gender concerns are viewed by the political class as well as by voters in India. In the two years since,  read more

5.Stemming the moral rot within

t is time that attitudes changed and the law asserted that all women have an inviolable right to space and untrammelled dignities

On December 31, 2016, the streets of Bengaluru became one of the most dangerous places in the country for women of all ages. On New Year’s Day,

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6.Reaching out to Africa.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta could be a willing partner for India to deepen relations

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, one of India’s most important African partners, is here in India. He has participated in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit as a special guest and will hold discussions with leaders in Delhi beginning January 11. When a foreign leader reciprocates a visit by the Indian Prime Minister to his country with a trip within six months, it sends a clear signal that something significant is under way.

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7.RBI’s autonomy needs to be maintained: Jalan

A day after former RBI Governor Y.V. Reddy flagged ‘reputational risk’ being faced by the central bank, another former Governor, Bimal Jalan, said its autonomy was fundamental and needs to be maintained.  read more

1.Govt's `slow' handling of litigation riles SC

The Supreme Court expressed displeasure on Tuesday over the Centre being “too slow“ in handling sensitive cases in the highest court and also slammed it for seeking “adjournment in almost every case“. There was a string of cases in the morning session in which a bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices N V Ramana and D Y Chandrchud found the Centre seeking more time, saying it was unprepared. In fact, this has been the trend in the apex court, where the central agency under the law ministry handles distribution of cases among law officers.   read more

2.The Great Indian Experiment
Demonetisation has set off chain reactions in banking, real estate, the wedding industry …
The immediate consequences of the demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes and their replacement by new 500 and 2,000 rupee versions have been widely discussed. This change has less obvious intermediate and long term consequences. Policy interventions set off many chain reactions which are difficult to forecast but here is an attempt to do that.

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1.What to expect in Trump Era.

President-elect Donald Trump’s acceptance speech on November 9 began with a pledge that he would be the president for all Americans. After a bitterly fought campaign, he said Americans needed to work together for a great economic plan, for national growth and renewal, and to rebuild highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools and hospitals. Trump also implicitly referred to working with consensus, saying, “we will seek common ground, not hostility; partnership, not conflict”.  read more

2.RBI had 24 hours to plan the de-mon drive.

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