19-05-2017

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1.GST Council sets rates for most commodities.

The Goods and Services (GST) Council on Thursday agreed on the fitment of almost all commodities in the various tax slabs under the new indirect regime to be rolled out on July 1.  read more


2.Ending nuclear dependency.

India now has 22 nuclear power units. The first pair, located in Tarapur, Maharashtra, uses enriched uranium and incorporates U.S. nuclear technology.. read more


3.Where the jobs are.

News reports over the last few weeks suggest that the Central government may finally be starting to think seriously about jobs..  read more


4.The courts and matters of faith

There is an uncanny similarity of argument between the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on controversies that have to do with belief.  read more


5.Should Hindi be the sole official language?

Subramania Bharati, the great Tamil nationalist poet, is presumably known to every educated Indian, even Hindi zealots..  read more

6.In the Lok Sabha’s ambit?

The Supreme Court, the government and Muslim bodies all agree that the practice of triple talaq needs reform. While Muslim bodies have asked the court and the state to stand back and wait till the community reforms itself from within, the Supreme Court and the government are engaged in a slanging match on who should bell the cat…  read more

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1. GST rates fixed, may lower prices of most products

Setting the stage for rollout of goods and services tax (GST) from July , the Centre and states on Thursday decided on rates for specific products which may lead to lower prices for a majority of products of mass consumption.. read more

2. Protect Rivers

Even as the Uttarakhand high court recently declared Ganga and Yamuna rivers as living entities, bestowing on them legal rights of a person, an RTI query has revealed that the waters of the Ganga along Haridwar are not even fit for bathing.  read more

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1.Setting India’s statistical house in order

Until last week, GDP and IIP (Index of Industrial Production) data seemed like strange bedfellows. If national accounts showed India growing at a world-beating 7 per cent, IIP—a bellwether economic indicator—showed shades of a slump.  read more

2.Squatting NETAS get a modi kick

The amendments to the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act announced Wednesday is a step in the right direction. . read more


3.Will enact GST in J&K keeping spl status in mind

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