17-August-2016

the hindu
1.An avoidable war of attrition.

Francis Bacon wrote in 1625, “Let judges also remember, that Solomon’s throne was supported by lions on both sides: let them be lions, read more

2.The Beijing balancing act.

Chinese Foreign Minister WangYi’s August 11-13 visit to India was closely watched for clues on the current state of India-China relations and the outlook going forward.  read more

3.Impoverished Balochistan bleeds through a thousand cuts.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to Balochistan in his Independence Day speech signals an aggressive shift in India’s approach towards Pakistan. read more

4.Melting glaciers pose a threat beyond water scarcity.

The tropical glaciers of South America are dying from soot and rising temperatures, threatening water supplies to communities that have depended on them for centuries. read more

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1.Modi unlikely to attend NAM summit next month

Bang in the middle of speculation that India’s foreign policy is undergoing a makeover, government sources said PM Narendra Modi read more

2.Armed forces discriminated against,left out in the cold by IAS,IPS..Government must explain why,protect soldiers.

Despite the 7th Pay Commission’s award which gave 33 lakh government servants and 14 lakh defence personnel (with 54 lakh retirees and 18 lakh veterans) salary and pension hikes from August 1, 2016, read more

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1.Inflation drops a hot potato on consumers

The Wholesale Price Inflation has more than two doubled since last month, according to data released by the Commerce Ministry on Tuesday. read more

2.Major revamo needed to improve banks’ governance: Rajan

WITH public sector banks already crippled with huge non-performing assets, ougoing RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan suggested major changes were required for the functioning of these banks. read more

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