20-04-2017

the hindu
1. The case of mediated settlements.

The country’s banking sector is severely stressed with one-sixth of the gross advances of public sector banks (around ₹7 lakh crore) being non-performing assets (NPAs).  read more

2. United they exit?

It’s a testament to the unexpectedness of Theresa May’s call for a snap general election that even in the hour before the announcement. read more

3. At the crossroads?

The Belt and Road Summit is China’s first international conference of all the 60-plus countries that have signed up to be a part of the infrastructure corridor also known as the New Silk Route and the One Belt One Road (OBOR) project since it was first proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013.  read more

4. A frog’s mucas could treat flu.

Skin mucus secreted by a colourful, tennis ball-sized frog species found in Kerala can be used to develop an anti-viral drug that can treat various strains of flu, according to a new study.  read more

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1. Contrarian Play

Walls seem to be going up all around the globe. US President Donald Trump is tightening the screws on guest worker visas such as H1-B, a move causing concern to the Indian IT industry . read more

2. Govt opts for transparency, retains subsidiary limit.

Despite intense lobbying by India Inc, the government has opted to retain restrictions on how many layers of subsidiaries a company can have as it attempts to ensure that their operations remain transparent and transactions are not routed through a maze of entities.  read more

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1.How we can regenerate our metros.

Bengaluru, our version of the Silicon Valley, is sinking into geriatric degeneration.  read more

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