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1.India must ensure energy efficiency in irrigation:Experts.

With agriculture’s share of electricity consumption at 18 per cent of total usage, experts and officials on Monday said that the country must move toward energy efficiency in irrigation to ensure food security and meet demand for water read more

2.Dual diplomacy for Mission NSG.

Last week, the special meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) held in Vienna, to consider the issue of India’s application for joining the group, ended inconclusively. The matter will now be taken up at the plenary read more

3.Public land and private treatment.

By asking five prominent private hospitals in the national capital to deposit nearly Rs.600 crore to compensate for their failure to treat poor patients, the Delhi government has drawn attention to the social obligation of healthcare providers  read more

4.Breaking the Israel-Palestine logjam.

For two years since the U.S.-led efforts to get both the Israelis and the Palestinians to negotiate peace collapsed, the international community looked away from this conflict. During this period, Gaza was bombed, violence spread in the occupied West Bank, and ties between the Israelis and the Palestinians fell to a new low, closing hopes for a restart in the peace process  read more

5.RBI revises debt recast norms.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday revised the norms for banks to undertake debt restructuring if they feel the project is viable in the long run read more

1.Like junk food? Acid reflux cancer on rise.

Chennai: Deep fried samosas, oily bajjis and cheesy burgers washed down with sugar-loaded aerated drinks lead not just to a bulging waistline, but can increase risk of food pipe cancer read more

2.Brexit:Liberals In Retreat.

In the seven-and-odd years since the global financial meltdown of 2008, the world’s socio-political sentiment has been turned upside down. Gone is the triumphalism of capitalism; gone too is the unquestioning belief in globalisation and growth; and gone is the old confidence of Western intellectuals in liberal values. Open borders, free trade and the decline of nationalism are no longer the inevitable certainties they seemed at the start of the 21st century read more

3.Why Anantnag matters:By election in the assembly constituency will a mini-plebiscite in troubled Valley.

The by-election in the South Kashmir Anantnag assembly constituency on June 22 is the closest one can get to a plebiscite in the troubled Valley. The stakes are not bread-and-butter issues alone. The more significant one relates to how the Valley Muslims have reacted to the PDP-BJP coalition in the state read more

1.India is still on same old policy path.

The second anniversary of the NDA government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an appropriate milestone to reflect on its performance read more

2.Homophobes have psychological issues,says an university study.

A new study at University of Rome Tor Vergata in italy revaled that people read more

3.New material may make nuclear fuel recycling cheaper.

Scientists have found a new material that may help recycle and reduce read more

4.RBI unveils schemes for stressed assets.

MUMBAI: With a view to strengthening the lenders’ ability to deal with stressed assets, the Reserve Bank of India on Monday came out with a ‘Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets’ (S4A) read more

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