13-August-2016

the hindu
1.SC pulls up Centre for sitting on Collegium list

In its sharpest-ever attack in open court on the NDA government, the Supreme Court on Friday asked whether the Centre  read more

2.LPG subsidy savings largely due to falling oil prices:CAG.

About 92 per cent of the Rs. 23,300-crore savings in subsidy payouts by the Petroleum Ministry in 2015-16 was due to the sharp fall in oil prices, read more

3.Personal and public choices eroding health.

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) linked to lifestyles have surpassed communicable diseases as the leading cause of lost productivity and premature deaths. read more

4.A new deal for mental health.

The Mental Health Care Bill, 2016, passed by the Rajya Sabha is a watershed legislation that lays down clear responsibilities for the state and has provisions that empower individuals and families.  read more

5.The crisis over Crimea.

Russia’s claim that it had blocked attempts by Ukaraine-backed saborteurs to carry out terror attacks in Crimea is the new flashpoint between the two countries.  read more

6.After ban ,in a state of low spirits.

At the Patna Golf Club, guests trickle in twos, sip their glasses of chilled Coke bemoaning the dip in the quality of their exchange.  read more

7.What is Vladimir Putin up to in Crimea?

Russia is conducting a series of military and rhetorical escalations toward Ukraine that have analysts once again looking for clues as to President Vladimir Putin’s next move. read more

8.Greenland shark is oldest living vertebrate,says Study

In the cold waters of the Arctic, a denizen of the deep lurked for centuries. Now scientists calculate that this female Greenland shark was the Earth’s oldest living animal with a backbone.  read more

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1.Open war between SC,Centre

The Supreme Court’s frustration over its eight-month-long face-off with the Centre found expression in an open courtroom on Friday  read more

2.After 92years,govt set to do away with railway budget from 2017

There will be no separate railway budget from next financial year, putting an end to a practice that started in 1924,  read more

3.Defanging suicide-attempt law brings new hope to life

At long last, India has joined liberal democracies by moving to decriminalise suicide.  read more

4.Charitable bodies maybe out of corruption act lens

A parliamentary panel has endorsed the amendment proposed by the government to the Prevention of Corruption Act, read more

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1.Won’t tolerate logjam,will pass orders: SC on naming judges.

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre whether it is trying to bring the entire judicial system to a grinding halt by sitting on recommendations  read more

2.Retail inflation at highest in 2 years.

Prices of essential commodities continue to burn a hole in the pocket for Indians, with groceries, read more

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