12-June-2016

the hindu
1.NRI remittances fall 87% in April on lower prices of oil.

Remittances by non-resident Indians (NRIs) fell 87 per cent in April due to a slide in oil prices, data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed read more

2.Testing the waters: Labs study Ganga healing power.

Do the waters of the Ganga have special anti-microbial properties? Can knowledge about this ‘self-healing’ ability be used for medicinal purposes? read more

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1.Collegium junks all major govt proposals on judge appointment.

NEW DELHI: The conflict between the judiciary and government over appointment of judges is sharpening, with the Supreme Court collegium rejecting all major suggestions of the Centre, including introduction of ‘merit-cum-seniority’ as the sole criterion for elevation of judges and involvement of retired judges in the vetting process read more

2.Is govt cooking economic growth data?

Are India’s statistics just cooked up to give them a good flavour? The question has been raised by critics after the news that statistical “discrepancies” in the January-March quarter were as high as 4.8% of GDP. Critics say this casts doubt on the government claim that GDP growth was a high 7.9% in the January-March quarter, and averaged 7.6% over 2015-16 as a whole read more

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1.This village will teach you a thing or two on education

PUDUKKOTTAI : Without access to even basic power supply, Nithya managed to overcome obstacles and pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. No, this is not a Tamil movie script. This is the story of a nondescript village near Pudukottai that has managed to produce many high-achieving students like Nithya read more

2.Growth hopes grow as monsoon gains pace.

CHENNAI: Coming after two consecutive drought years, the importance of a normal monsoon cannot be understated for the Indian economy, still largely agriculture driven. Predictions of a normal monsoon, it reached Kerala last week, have had economists and industrialists both forecasting good times and even swing arounds for beleaguered sectors  and easing food prices read more

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