18-04-2017

the hindu
1. Legally enabling.

The HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill passed by Parliament does not guarantee access to anti-retroviral drugs and treatment for opportunistic infections, but there is no denying that it is a good base for an active health rights movement to build upon.  read more

2.Understanding crowd dynamics.

Anyone scanning the headlines for the past month would conclude that India is in the throes of irrevocable human-wildlife conflict. read more

3.The great climate churn.

In recent months, unprecedented rates of glacier melts have been reported both in the Antarctic and the Arctic.  read more

4.Redefining citizenship.

In March, the Supreme Court requested the government’s views on a PIL seeking to impose a lifetime ban on contesting elections for those sentenced to imprisonment for more than two years.  read more

5.Challenges of party democracy.

In the 21st century, among countries where there is electoral democracy, the dominant form is representative democracy.  read more

6.Larger bench on anti-defection case.

Will the anti-defection law apply to expelled members of either Houses of Parliament or Legislative Assemblies?.  read more

7.Wholesale inflation decelerates to 5.7%.

A decline in the prices of fuel and manufactured products helped inflation, as measured by the wholesale price index (WPI), to moderate to 5.7% (provisional) for March 2017 despite hardening of food prices, data released by the government on Monday showed.  read more

8.Cyber response unit to be set up,says Reserve Bank.

The Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC), which met on Monday, discussed the setting up of a Computer Emergency Response Team for the Financial Sector (CERT-Fin), the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said.  read more

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1. Here's a `smart city' solution for India: Install smart meters to sharply reduce electricity theft.

It is estimated that power transmission losses cost the country between Rs 50,000 crore and Rs 1,00,000 crore annually . Power losses can be divided into two: technical losses and commercial losses.   read more

2. Wholesale inflation slows to 5.7% in Mar.

Wholesale price inflation moderated in March from a three-year high as prices of manufactured products, minerals and fuels softened, data showed on Monday .  read more

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1.UBI not the magical solution.

Under the creatively worded title of “Universal Basic Income: A Conversation with and within the Mahatma,” chapter 9 of the recently presented 2016-17 Economic Survey lays out a case for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) for every Indian.  read more

2.What’s the need for a Constitution Bench.

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