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1.SC refuses to stay demonetisation.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the November 8 government notification demonetising Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currency notes and asked the Centre to take immediate measures to alleviate the sufferings of the traumatised common man who is “forced” to stand in queues to withdraw a little bit of his own hard-earned money.  read more

2.Punjab Cabinet denotifies land acquired for SYL project.

The Punjab cabinet on Tuesday decided to return the land acquired for the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal project to its owners by de-notifying the acquired land with immediate effect. the decision came even as the Congress party asked the ruling SAD-BJP government to work towards restoring ownership rights over waters of the Sutlej, Beas and Ravi Sutlej rivers back to the State. read more

3.Searching for an equilibrium.

In the 67th year of the Republic and 70th year of freedom, we find ourselves engaged in a heightened debate on the imperatives of preserving the constitutionally ordained jurisdictional equilibrium between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the Indian state even as we celebrate the expansion of constitutional freedoms and the resilience of our democracy.   read more

4.Back to the collegium.

There has been, in recent times, an unusually public conflict between the judiciary and the executive over the shortage of judges in various high courts. Amidst the perception that the situation has reached crisis proportions and is threatening to cripple judicial functioning, it is somewhat disconcerting that as many as 43 names out of a list of 77 recommended for appointment have not found favour with the Centre.   read more

1. China weakens yuan to 8-yr low.

China on Tuesday weakened the yuan’s fix against the dollar to a nearly eight-year low as the surging dollar put further pressure on the unit, complicating Beijing’s efforts to manage it. read more

2. India, Israel should stand together against terrorism'

India and Israel reaffirmed their current cooperation against terrorism and extremism as Israel president Reuvin Rivlin kicked off a week-long visit to India. After talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rivlin said, “Nothing can justify terror…Israel and India are threatened by terror because we uphold the values of freedom. We stand together in defending our people and values,“ Rivlin said.

In his statement, Modi said, “We recognize that terrorism is a.  read more

3. India's Black Economy Relatively Small And Shrinking

Shadow economy, as the parallel black-money economy is called, is broadly defined as the income derived from economic activities that circumvent the government’s regulation and taxation. Black money is a huge issue in India but compared to other large emerging economies as well as industrialised countries, we are not that badly placed.  read more

4. Demonetisation a surgical strike on black money or bombing on citizens?

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday lauded the objective behind demonetisation of high value currency notes but asked the Centre to take urgent measures to help harassed common people get money smoothly from banks and ATMs.  read more

5. Niti Aayog stamps its mark in national policymaking

The Niti Aayog has managed to stamp its presence on the country’s policymaking stage after making a slow start, but emerging as a key link between ministries, states and as an umpire on contentious issues.  read more

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