18-05-2017

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1.Cabinet gives nod for 10 indigenous nuclear reactors.

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the proposal to construct 10 indigenous pressurised heavy water nuclear reactors with a total capacity of 7,000 MWe..  read more


2.If triple talaq is sin why retain it: SC

Noting that only practices fundamental to religion are protected under the Constitution.. read more

3.A great wall of paranoia

In a consequential development over the past week, India decided to stake out a clear position of defiance against the Belt & Road Initiative (B&RI), an ambitious Chinese idea that seeks to reshape the Eurasian geo-economic space.  read more


4.The other debt issue

For the first time in 11 years, in 2015-16 the combined fiscal deficit of India’s 29 States as a proportion of the size of their economies breached the 3% threshold recommended as a fiscally prudent limit by successive Finance Commissions.  read more


5.Article 142 and the need for judicial restraint.

For a number of years, it has been my practice not to speak about the cases in which I had appeared as a lawyer, for it had been my view that doing so would not be appropriate.  read more


6.NTRO now under Intelligence Act.

The National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), which reports to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the National Security Advisor (NSA) will now have the same “norms of conduct” as the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).  read more


7.India’s road to seamless commutes waits for rules.

Technology-driven efforts to modernise public transport are being pursued in Delhi, where the Metro, Delhi Transport Corporation, urban rail and the cluster bus collectives are in consultations on how to offer a seamless travel experience.  read more

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1. SC: Will women's consent be taken for right to talaq?

The Supreme Court asked All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Wednesday whether it could ask qazis to ascertain from every woman prior to preparing the nikahnama whether she would give consent to her husband having the right to instant divorce through triple talaq., read more

2.How Iran Sees The World.

Iran will have presidential elections tomorrow, when incumbent Hassan Rouhani stands for re-election.  read more

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1. Cabinet approves new coal allocation policy for power sector.

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved a new, transparent coal allocation policy for the power sector called Shakti or Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating ‘Koyala’ (Coal) Transparently in India-2017.  read more

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