18-July-2016

the hindu
1.WHO report sounds alarm ‘doctors’ in India.

More than half of them don’t have any medical qualification, and in rural areas, just 18.8 per cent of allopathic doctors are qualified.read more

2.India ramps up its military presence in Eastern Ladakh.

The process of force enhancement was put in place over the last five years.read more

3.Game of Thrones in Kathmandu.

With the Oli government on the verge of collapse, a new government headed by Prachanda looks highly probable.read more

4.Limits to autonomy.

Institutional autonomy cannot mean the freedom to operate independently of the government.read more

5.Density of doctors in India poor,says WHO study.

A WHO study titled ‘The Health Workforce in India’, published in June 2016,read more

6.’Show me how inflation is low’.

Taking his critics head-on, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has challenged them to show how inflation is “very low” before accusing him of “being behind the curve” in his focus on containing price rise than on growth and debunked such criticism as mere ‘dialogues’.read more

7.India basks in glow of UNESCO honours.

Khangchendzonga Park in Sikkim and buildings in Chandigarh added to World Heritage Site list.read more

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1.Rajan hits back at critics,says RBI not slow in cutting rates.

RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has rejected criticism that the central bank was slow in cutting interest rates and challenged his critics to show how inflation is “very low“ before accusing him of “being behind the curve“. read more

2.Can govt slap criminal defamation to stifle criticism? SC to decide.

Despite upholding the constitutional validity of criminal defamation provisions in the Indian Penal Code,   read more

3.Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex is world heritage site.

Le Corbusier’s architectural creation Capitol Complex in Chandigarh on Sunday secured the coveted Unesco world heritage tag along with 16 other buildings in six countries,   read more

4.Telangana, AP first states to have ICJS.

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh will be India’s first states to have an In tegrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS), Supreme Court Judge Madan B Lokur said on Sunday .  read more

5.Stand Together.

On Saturday the people of Turkey resolutely battled back a military coup to overthrow their democratically elected government.  read more

6.Arunchal Lesson.

The swearing in of Pema Khandu as the 9th chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh brings an end to months of political instability in the north-eastern state bordering China. More importantly ,  read more

7.Sick PSUs: NITI Aayog CEO to chalk out detailed plan.

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has been asked by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to identify one sick public sector unit,  read more

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1.Stamp duty act rejig must to stem drain on coffers.

Even as the government is for increasing the stamp duty on land transactions to eight per cent of the sale value  and imposing three per cent on settlement deeds among family members,  read more

2.Demographics and Terror of Uncertainty.

The images—of the standoff between Turkish soldiers and Turks on the bridge across the Bosphorus —is riveting in its symbolism. read more

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