15-June-2016

the hindu
1.Draft national policy on women soon: NCW chief.

The draft of the new National Policy on Women will be ready by this month-end or July after the National Commission for Women holds country-wide discussions, said its Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam in Coimbatore on Tuesday read more

2.Is the appointment of Parliamentary Secretary unconstitutional?

Delhi is not the only State where the post of Parliamentary Secretary has been challenged. Various High Court judgments in the past have deemed the appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries unconstitutional and have ruled against such appointments read more

3.A shrug instead of outrage.

There is something in these modern times about the reporting of road accidents and the people who lose their lives that leaves you speechless read more

4.India warned against pitfalls in ASEAN trade agreement.

As talks for a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) — a regional trade agreement among the 10 ASEAN countries — continue in Auckland, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned India that it will no more remain ‘the pharmacy of the developing world’ if the proposals in the pact are adopted read more

5.High food price drive WPI inflation.

Wholesale prices rose to 0.8 per cent in May from a year ago, driven by higher food prices, making it difficult for the central bank to reduce interest rates in the short-term read more

6.Retrospective policies will hit foreign flows:SEBI

Policy changes with an adverse retrospective effect will impact foreign flows and should be clearly avoided, U.K. Sinha, chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) said  read more

7.E-Commerce transactions in GST net.

The model Goods and Services Tax (GST) law, made public by the Centre, has clarified that all e-commerce transactions will attract GST and that the tax will be collected by the service operator as soon as the supplier receives payment read more

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1Discovered: Konkan ‘frog species’ contactless sex.

The female does much of the courting, the male is furiously possessive of her, but when it comes to intercourse, they make Victorian prudes seem rather forward. Meet the Bombay night frog, an oddity in the anuran world that reproduces without the mates touching each other read more

2.Seeking synergy,Not Ideology.

Civil society is a global phenomenon. It is widely known as an influential ‘third sector’, after the government and business/ industry.  read more

3.Climate change’s first casuality:Oz rodent goes extinct.

Australian researchers say rising sea levels have wiped out a rodent that lived on a tiny outcrop in the Great Barrier Reef, in what they say is the first documented extinction of a mammal species due to manmade climate change.read more

4.Draft law proposes to bring e-commerce under GST.

The draft model law on goods and service tax (GST) has proposed bringing all online buying within the purview of the proposed levy. The move will end uncertainty over tax on purchases from e-commerce sites read more

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1.Defamation law protects individuals.

Defamation is an actionable offence according to the present law. The law of defamation as an offence recently survived an onslaught on it at the Supreme Court made on the ground that it violates the fundamental right of freedom of speech read more

2.DGCA’s Proposals welcome.

It is not easy to balance the interests of both the industry and customers, especially in a low-cost, not-so-profitable sector  read more

3.Concensus on taxing online purchases in model GST Law:Panel.

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: THE long-awaited indirect tax reform, Goods and Services Tax (GST), made headway as the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on GST, which met in Kolkata on Tuesday, approved a model GST law with “general consensus” on the issue of dual control over taxation structure between the Centre and states.read more

4.El nino may record high levels of CO2.

Atmospheric carbon dioxide leves will see a record rise this year read more

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