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1.SC: No mutual consent in triple talaq.

Triple talaq is inherently unequal to women. The practice is abhorrent to god and no amount of advocacy by man can cure it,” senior advocate Ram Jethmalani told a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, on the second day of hearing on the matter on Friday.  read more

2.The jurisprudence of outrage.

There was nothing unexpected about the final verdict of the Supreme Court in the ‘Nirbhaya’ case. Given the public outcry for justice and the inherent brutality of the rape and murder of the physiotherapy student in Delhi in December 2012, the award of the death penalty to those found guilty is unsurprising.. read more

3.SC to hear plea on Aadhaar on May 17

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear on May 17 a plea challenging various notifications of the Centre to make Aadhaar card mandatory for availing benefits of government schemes.  read more

4. ‘Nothing controversial’ in Modi-Mahinda meet.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who met former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday, enquired about “China’s thinking” on current development projects in Sri Lanka, a top source told The Hindu on Friday.  read more

5.Revised data shows IIP growing faster,WPI easing.

Wholesale price inflation eased significantly to 3.85% in April from 5.3% in March 2017, according to a revised Wholesale Price Index released on Friday, even as growth in the new series of the Index of Industrial Production showed a marginally stronger performance in March at 2.7%, compared with the old data series..  read more

6.GST to hearld a new era in federalism: RBI.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is likely to be introduced from July 2017, is set to usher in a new era of cooperative federalism, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) observed in its report on State finances.  read more

1. Ease of getting electricity: India's global rank up to 26

The focused reforms unleashed by the Narendra Modi government in the last three years have halved the rate at which power prices rose every year, and improved India’s position in the global `ease of getting electricity’ ranking.,  read more

2. Pressure mounts on India as US decides to attend OBOR meet

The US has suddenly taken a u-turn and decided to participate in the Belt and Road Forum being organized by China with much fanfare in Beijing this Sunday and Monday.  read more

3. Go With GM

For the second time in seven years, India is on the threshold of introducing its first genetically modified food crop. The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), the environment ministry’s top technical body to examine safety of GM crops, recommended this week commercialisation of mustard.  read more

4. Why India shouldn't sign on to more free trade agreements, except on really favourable terms

Imposing high import duties was the most repeated poll promise of President Donald Trump. A 45% import duty on products from China would reduce the trade deficit, promote manufacturing and create jobs in the US, Trump argued.  read more

5. WPI gets revised base year, new food index

The government on Friday revised the wholesale price index (WPI) by shifting to a new base year of 2011-12 from 2004-05 and added a new WPI food index to capture the rate of inflation in food items. Revision of macroeconomic data is undertaken to reflect changes in the economy.  read more

1.Triple talaq abhorrent: SC
2.New IIP,WPI series introduced
3.Gross fiscal deficit to state GDP ratio breaches the 3% threshold

For the first time in 10  years, the state-level gross fiscal deficit (GFD) to GDP ratio stood at 3.6 per cent in FY16, breaching the three per cent ceiling of fiscal prudence, according to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). read more

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