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1.Govt.tries to smooth cash flow.
2.Air quality improves,but remains harmful in Capital.

This week started off with better air quality compared to the last, when toxic levels of particulate matter were recorded across New Delhi.

On Monday, the levels of particulate matter were on average two times over the safe limits. While still very harmful, the levels of PM2.5 and PM10 were down from the peaks of up to 16 times the standards in the first week of November.

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3.Hope floats in Colombia.

The >fresh peace deal announced by Bogota and the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) may look no less fragile than the previous accord that Colombians rejected in a referendum in October. But signs that the gathering economic momentum depends on lasting reconciliation could trump other outstanding concerns.  read more

4.The trail Trump’s blazing.
1. SC to hear pleas seeking to quash note ban.

New Delhi Amidst unprecedented panic rush in banks and ATMs across the country , the Supreme Court would on Tuesday hear a batch of PILs seeking quashing of the government’s decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes on the grounds that it infringed citizens’ right to life and trade among others. read more

2. 2016 was likely the hottest year on record, says WMO.

The year 2016, which melted national temperature records in India with Phalodi in Rajasthan recording 51degree celsius on May 19, is “very likely“ to be the hottest year on record.  read more

3. Chaos after demonetisation shows our reliance on cash

The strike was surgical, even if the post-opera tive complications continue to be messy .

Prime Minister Na rendra Modi’s shock announcement of demonetisation of the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes established one thing for sure that he is capable of big, bold, risky moves.  read more

4.Differences that Unite.

India Outperforms China, Other Major Economies | Q4 Growth At 7.9%  read more

1.How long can India walk a tigh trope?

As the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, arrives in India for a week-long visit, media assessments vary on how long India can maintain this fine balance between rapidly widening and deepening strategic partnership with Israel and its traditional pro-Palestine policies.  read more

2.Women lead this revolution.

Just as there is a controversial move in India to amend the Muslim Personal Law to exclude triple talaq, in Sri Lanka, there is an equally contentious call to amend the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA). read more

3.Licence to print.

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