18-01-2017

the hindu
1.Britain to leave EU’s single market: May.

The British pound rallied as Ms. May focused on keeping Britain open to global trade.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has made it clear- the U.K. will make a clean break from the European Union and leave its single market of some 500 million people.

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2.SC asks govt.to file status report on Ganga rejuvenation.

Details sought on construction, functioning of sewage treatment plants alongside river

Almost two years after the Supreme Court voiced scepticism about the government’s self-proclaimed promise to clean up the Ganga river, the apex court on Tuesday sought a fresh status report from the Centre on what it was doing to revive the holy river.

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3.The real meaning of Independence of RBI.

The demonetisation decision has led several observers to express concern about the autonomy and institutional integrity of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Many of those against demonetisation on a matter of principle (or practice) are blaming the RBI for ‘caving in’ to the government’s diktat and surrendering its independence.  read more

4.In the nick of time.

The Goods and Services Tax Council has made some breakthroughs on outstanding negotiables that were holding up the introduction of the indirect tax regime. A compromise has been reached between the Centre and the States on the formula for administrative control over taxpayers under the GST,  read more

5.India now an associate member of CERN.

ndia became an Associate member of CERN on Monday with the Indian government completing its internal approval procedures in respect of the agreement it had signed with CERN on November 21, 2016.

On November 21, 2016, Sekhar Basu, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Fabiola Gianotti CERN Director General signed an Agreement to ad

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tio
1. Strays too have right to live: SC

The Supreme Court held on Tuesday that stray dogs too have a right to live and said they could be eliminated only if they became a menace to the society.   read more

2. Save Our Children

Horrific details emerging about paedophile and serial rapist Sunil Rastogi ­ recently arrested in Delhi for raping a minor girl and attempting to rape three others ­ highlight the glaring vulnerability of children to sexual predators in this country.  read more

3.China’s Xi warns against trade in defence of globalization.

Chinese President Xi Jin ping cautioned against protectionism as he pushed back against criticism of globalization by Donald Trump and other Western populists.  read more

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