19-August-2016

the hindu
1. The cost of political interference

On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers, one of the big five investment banks in the U.S. at the time, filed for bankruptcy. read more

2.Why EPW matters

In early 1966 more than 50 of India’s leading commentators, academics and senior government officials appealed for contributions of Rs.500 each to establish read more

3.’Time for a National Water Commission’

Mihir Shah on the importance of an integrated policy for groundwater and surface water read more

4.A permanent address for the greatest show on earth?

Another Olympic Games are drawing to a close, their wake turbulent with euphoria and despondency. read more

5.’NAM principles more relevant now’

Venezuela is counting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attendance at this year’s Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) meeting in September, read more

6. Can’t avoid pesticides, say farm experts

Parliament’s Standing Committee on Agriculture may have expressed concern at the unscientific and excessive use of pesticides in agriculture that pose a threat both to the environment and human health. read more

7. Panel suggests corporate bond index, easier norms for FPIs

With an aim to develop corporate bond market in India, an expert panel today suggested easing of norms for foreign investors, a corporate bond index on the lines of Sensex or Nifty, read more

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1.Instant Noodle

The common thread running through countries which have transformed themselves since World War II and attained prosperity is that the journey was backed by painstaking effort read more

2.Kashmir : What Can Be Done?

Indians and Pakistanis tend to comprehend Kashmir through catchphrases – ‘Heaven on Earth’, ‘Paradise of the East’, read more

3.Syria, Russia accused of using Napalm-like bombs

Incendiary Weapons Not Entirely Banned, But Agreement Among 113 Nations Forbids Their Use On Civilian Population read more

4.Coal burning causes the most air pollution deaths in China:Study

Burning coal has the worst health impact of any source of air pollution in China and has caused 366,000 premature deaths in 2013, Chinese and American researchers said on Thursday .  read more

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1.K’taka staring at Third Straight Drought Year

Karnataka is staring at another drought year. The monsoon story this year has been way off the script, read more

2.ICANN to get keys of the Internet Kingdom in OCT

The US is set to cede power of the internet’s naming system to a non-profit organisation on October 1read more

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