15-02-2017

the hindu
1. Weather officials to study possible emergence of El Nino.

Meteorologists are likely to review the threat to the Indian monsoon from a possible El Nino. Scientists from the India Meteorological Department, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and the Ministry of Earth Sciences are expected to meet in Pune later this week to analyse a range of forecasts from international climate models – and their own –that suggest waters are likely to warm and change wind patterns enough to El Nino-like conditions.  read more

2. The ecological balance-sheet.

Greater focus is required to reverse both inadequate budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Environment and its under-utilisation

The Union Budget presented this month has made a broad-brushed allocation of ₹2,675.42 crore to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), an apparent increase by 18.88% from last year.

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3. SC is looking at triple talaq, not Uniform Civil Code: CJI.

Bench to decide on whether polygamy, ‘nikah halala’ are violation of rights

The Supreme Court on Tuesday clarified that it will decide on whether triple talaq and polygamy are violations of Muslim women’s rights and will have nothing to do with the requirement of a Uniform Civil Code.

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4. Wholesale inflation races to 5.25%.

The Wholesale Price Index grew 5.25% in January on the back of accelerating inflation in the crude oil and minerals sectors.  read more

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1. SC will decide on legality of triple talaq

The triple talaq case reached its pre-final stage in the Supreme Court on Tuesday with the court saying questions on the issue would be framed on Thursday and final arguments will begin on May 11 even as it made plain that it was not considering the issue of uniform civil code. read more

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