13-July-16

the hindu
1.Tribunal rejects Beijing’s claims on South China Sea.

China, which boycotted the case brought by the Philippines, has said it will not be bound by any ruling. read more

2.Arunachal Assembly session: Supreme Court verdict likely today.

A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court is scheduled on Wednesday to pronounce judgment on the constitutionality of Arunachal Pradesh Governor J.P. read more

3. Now is not the moment

A Uniform Civil Code, if brought in now, will be perceived as an apology for hegemony of Hindu laws over the personal laws applicable to Muslims and Christians — and justifiably so.  read more

4.The Time in Africa

Drawing a link between Indian and South African cultures during his four-nation visit to Africa,  read more

5.Slowing down fast food

The notion of using tax as a tool to alter consumer food preferences cannot be faulted in principle. read more

6.Towards a continental Shift

India’s sustained and systematic outreach to all parts of Africa is a welcome move after years of only intermittent attention. read more

7.Premature deaths will rise minus air quality norms: IEA

Less than one per cent of India’s population lives in areas that meet World Health Organisation air quality guidelines. But if stringent air pollution regulations are in place,  read more

8.China rejects Hague tribunal ruling as ‘ null and void’

The Chinese Foreign Ministry strongly asserted that Beijing’s “territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea shall under no circumstances be affected by those awards.  read more

9.Retail inflation quickens to 22-month high;IIP up 1.2%

Pace of gains in prices of vegetables accelerated sharply to 14.7% in June.  read more

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1.FIPB clears 6 FDI proposals

Inter-ministerial body FIPB on Tuesday cleared six foreign direct investment proposals worth about Rs 180 crore. read more

2.Sugar, The New Smoking

Indian religion and culture celebrate sugar and its sickly sweetness despite its deleterious effect on the health of the country.  read more

3.Hague tribunal rejects Beijing’s claims over South China Sea.

An international tribunal in The Hague delivered a sweeping rebuke on Tuesday of China’s behaviour in the South China Sea, from the construction of artificial islands to interference with fishing.  read more

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1.India holds peace on Tribunal’s rejection of Chinese claim in South China Sea.

In a decision that can become a flashpoint in the region, the Permanent Court of Arbitration on Tuesday rejected the legal basis of China’s claim in the South China Sea and ruled in Philippines’ favour.  read more

2.Kerala Model’s mutation over the years.

The pattern of development, which ushered in Kerala during the third quarter of the 20th century,  read more

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